HAPPY FRIDAY Crate Paper friends! Have you had a chance to start playing with the new releases yet? I think my favorite part of this season's products are the eclectic button sets that each line carries. The house shape from the Neighborhood line is definitely at the top of my list, I really want to buy 5 or 6 more packs and line up a little neighborhood of houses.
You didn't come here to discuss Emily's favorites though, you want to see the sketch, right? Well, I can accommodate that! This month's sketch is a three photo layout with lots of rows of scallops. Don't feel like you have to stay with the scalloped look, feel free to use any sort of border punch or deco scissors, or just go with a straight strip. There's lots of room for journaling and your title can sit over the photos in a nice little frame. I hope you have fun with the sketch, I know both myself and the design team members that played along enjoyed it. There were so many great variations this month!
Here are the rules and regulations:
- You have until midnight (MST) Friday the 22th to work on the sketch. That's one week.
- Projects must use at 50% Crate Paper products, new releases are not required.
- Sketch can be a layout, cards, tags, or other project.
- Scan/Photograph your project and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winner will be selected based on quality or invention of work. I will send my top 5 to the Crate Paper office, then they'll choose one winner to be announced on Monday the 25th. I share some of my favorites with you at that time too.
And here's the sketch:
Here's my take on it. Apparently I have a hard time sticking to the sketches. :) Last month I had to add a photo, this month, I had to take one away. I turned the design sideways and moved the journaling over to the column of photos. I used the "Boys will be boys" tag to hold the place of the third photo I eliminated.
This is what Lexi Bridges did with it, trading out the scallops for stars, love that look! And her journaling ended up tucked behind the photos because she used the original spot as a great place to cluster some fun elements.
Anne Jo also turned the sketch sideways, shrinking everything as well. She used one of the blocks to house the title and replace the original title location with the cute bunny embellishment from the Paper Doll Collection. She mixed a lot of the lines here, I love how they all work together!
Kinsey Wilson went with an 8.5" x 11" version and really dolled up the journaling in the upper left corner. I love how she did all the fun stamping in pink! The perfect compliment to her topic!
There you have it, four versions all inspired by the same sketch. And now it's your turn, go, create!