Sketch Thursday : 5.19.11

This week is truly an exciting one here at the ES blog!  Welcome to our second new blog feature, Sketch Thursday.  Each Thursday, we’ll be providing you with a scrapbook sketch to inspire you as you create your next layout.  Perfect timing for any time you might be able to create this weekend!
I fell in love with this layout by design team member Lory Bucaria.  The colors, the stitching, all of the little details – just love it all!  It was the perfect choice to use for this week’s sketch.
This sketch features a single photo with many places for embellishments and a large journaling block.  But don’t stop there!  Make our sketch your own by rotating it, flipping it – whatever!
I used this sketch as a jumping point for my layout.  I love that a sketch can be taken literally or simply act as inspiration.  I created a 12×12 layout and used three photos where Lory used only one.  Instead of the small embellishment in the top left corner of the sketch, I moved this to directly above my photos and used it to house my title.  I kept my journaling block in the same location but instead of blocks of embellishments I layered several circles to mimic the circles in the patterned paper I used.
Other product used : Studio Calico’s Lawn Party kit.
Fellow design team member, Mandie Pierce, followed this week’s sketch more closely.  Mandie kept the original 8.5×11 size from the sketch but used two photos instead of one.  She also positioned her title above her photos instead of across them.  Little changes that make the sketch all her own.  

Another member of our design team, Rebecca Keppel, also used this week’s sketch to complete a layout.  Instead of the hard lined edges in the sketch, she chose to use circles – not only in her embellishment choices but also for her large photo mat.

Looking for an incentive to use our sketch this week?  We can help with that!  Post a link to your layout created using this Sketch Thursday sketch for your chance to win a $5 ES gift certificate.  Link must be posted by 11:59p on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
Gift certificate can be used towards purchase of products only and can NOT be used for shipping charges. Gift certificate balance must be used in a single transaction.


  1. em says

    Melanie, I LOVE your layout! 🙂

  2. sophie says

    oh nice! I was looking for a sketch to jump start my creativity! can’t wait to find time to use it!! thanks ladies!! great takes !!

  3. Daniela says

    This is awesome!! Love the sketch!

  4. Lydia says

    Wonderful sketch and great examples love the large photo idea!!!!

  5. CraftCrave says

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [20 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. Here is my layout based off of the sketch.

    Thanks for the inspiration… I think I am going to like this new feature!

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