Sketch Thursday : 5.26.11

Welcome to the second installment of our weekly Sketch Thursday series!  We loved seeing how last week’s sketch inspired you to scrapbook and enjoyed looking at your layouts.  We hope you have the same success this week.
For this week’s sketch, I chose Melissa Mann’s “1 Fine Day” layout.  I loved the strong vertical lines that she used to divide her layout into two distinct halves, as well as the way she used four photos on a single page layout.
The sketch features one large photo and three smaller ones – this is a great opportunity to get numerous photos on a single page layout!  It also creates several areas to place embellishments.
I stuck pretty close to the original sketch.  Since I find my time is limited when scrapbooking, I typically don’t utilize atypical sized photos.  Instead of printing smaller photos for this layout, I was able to simply crop photos that had been printed in larger sizes.  This is where I’ll note that these aren’t the best photos ever but I wanted to get them on a layout.  My husband took the two smaller photo thus I was able to crop them easily as he most times he doesn’t really think about doing it in camera.  The only real change I made on my layout was moving my journaling under my title instead of the original journaling strips on the left side of the sketch.
Other product used : Studio Calico’s Lawn Party kit.
Design team member Mandie Pierce used this week’s sketch to create this layout.  I love that she rotated the original sketch so that the three strips became horizontal bands – I love the end result!  The absolute perfect birthday layout.  I think I’m going to have to give this sketch a whirl again with this orientation!
Design team member Rebecca Keppel also used this week’s sketch to create an event layout.  She substituted a die cut for one of the three photos on the left side of the layout and included her journaling below it.  The three vertical strips were the perfect place to add a pop of color to this holiday layout.
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, June 1, 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.

Congratulations to last week’s winner :

Blogger sophie said…

hey!! happy monday!! here is my take on the sketch!! I had such a blast using it ! I rotated it!! and used 3 of your amazing tags!
Sophie, please e-mail me the following information to : melanie [at] shopellesstudio [dot] com  by 5.31.11 :

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Contest : 5.19.11 Sketch Thursday


  1. Lydia says

    Great sketch and wonderful examples!!

  2. Rebecca says

    Congrats Sophie! Love your layout! And love everyone’s take on this week’s sketch!

  3. sophie says

    thank you so much! makes my day!!love this new sketch:) I spotted that layout and wanted to lift the sketch! so here is to another great scrappy wseek-end!

  4. CraftCrave says

    Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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