Sketch Thursday

Hello there! It’s Meghann here, and I’m really excited to be here for Sketch Thursday! Jen Schow’s Work & Homework layout was one of my favorites in the May design team gallery, so I was so happy to see that this week’s sketch was created from her layout.

There are so many awesome possibilities with this sketch, and my favorite part was the row of 5 circles below the photo and 3” x 4” tag. I chose to use a vertical 4” x 6” photo, so I flipped the sketch counter-clockwise and started working!

EllesStudio-MeghannAndrew-SketchThursday01Supplies | May 2016 exclusive kitLittle Moments 12” x 12” paper collectionLittle Moments 6” x 6” paper stackLittle Moments bits and piecesletter and number stickers- tealDocumented stampLet’s Eat Yummy Details stamp

Even though the sketch had one strip of patterned paper on the side of the photo, I decided to use three, because I wanted a few different colors, and I couldn’t choose between all of the lovely patterns in the Little Moments collection!

My favorite part of the layout, the row of 5 circles, was my opportunity to embellish this page! I punched circles and layered circular tags from the May 2016 exclusive kit on top. I also stamped the fork, knife and spoon circle and layered it on a punched circle, since this layout was about a lovely lunch we had while on vacation. I had been hoarding a three-dimensional layered embellishment for a while, and wanted to use it, but some of the colors in the layers just didn’t work with this layout. So, I pulled the layers apart, and added a punched circle from the Little Moments 6” x 6” paper stack, as well as the “happiness” tag from the Little Moments 12” x 12” paper collection instead. I customized the embellishment to fit the layout!

I had to do a bit of stamping, so at the bottom of my circular embellishments, I added “don’t forget” and “today” from the new Documented stamp, as well as the date.

This layout came together quickly since I started with an awesome sketch! If you love Elle’s Studio sketches to jumpstart your creative process, you won’t want to miss our new class, From Sketch to Finish, which includes 30 sketches and 20 projects from 10 different contributors to inspire you! With projects for cardmakers, traditional scrapbookers and pocket-page scrapbookers, there is something for everyone! Check out all of the details in the Elle’s Studio shop today!

Now it’s your turn – We would love to see your take on this weeks sketch!! For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to our shop, create a project inspired by today’s sketch, upload it to the Member gallery and leave a comment here with the link by June 1st. A random winner will be selected and posted with the next sketch on June 2nd.

4410_4270_14639384645424_bigCongrats to our randomly selected winner this week!  Gina created this adorable layout from our previous sketch! Please email us at to claim your prize!


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  2. Congrats to Gina!! LOVING the new sketch and your lo! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

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