Sketch Day with Amanda-jayne Baldwin

We’re back with another fantastic sketch to make your layout design work simple and quick, and our talented and colorful design team member, Amanda is here to share how she interpreted this month’s sketch! Let’s take a look:
 
Hi Elle’s Studio friends! Welcome back for more gorgeous inspiration with the Elle’s Studio May Kit & add-ons! It’s Amanda here, and for today’s post I am creating a layout from this month’s sketch inspiration, based on the ‘Yes Please’ layout by the super talented Susan Brochu.
 
Here’s what the sketch looks like:
 

 
Awesome, huh?! I’ve followed the sketch pretty closely, but I’m adding my ‘twist’ to it by using super bright colors, & adjusting all the proportions.
 
Here’s my take on it, a layout titled, “Good Fun!”
 

 
Supplies | May 2018 Kit, Arrow Label Stickers, Play All Day Phrase Stickers, Wood Veneer Fun, Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer, Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers — Spring Mix, Noteworthy Word Labels, Noteworthy Cutouts, Noteworthy Epoxy Stickers, Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection
 
Good FUN, indeed! This layout records my two darlings on Easter morning eating chocolate bunnies—for breakfast, no less! Living the (chocolate) dream for sure! The bright, playful colors in this month’s kit were perfect for documenting this happy moment, and nothing says fun better than an over sized Wood Veneer Fun title, right?!
 

 
That veneer is just awesome, and the woodgrain contrasts beautifully against the rainbow of tags and labels! The ‘good’ wood veneer, found in the Title Builder Vol. 2 Wood Veneer, coordinates beautifully with the May Kit and add-ons, and the two together made the perfect title. Stretching the Wood Veneer Fun across the page and adding the Spring Mix Puffy Heart Stickers between the letters really adds emphasis to this already BIG impact title! So cool! You’ll also spot the Gold Shapes and Dots Puffy Stickers adorning my layout too, to give it that shine.
 

 
I love Susan’s clever use of flags in her design. I twisted this idea, by arranging tags and labels into the flag style. I coordinated mine into similar color groups, and aligned each group with the veneer title, for maximum impact! You’ll also spy a few pretties from our new Noteworthy 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, including that super happy, yellow stripe, pattern paper base. Possibly a new fave of mine! The typewriter font trim beneath my photo cluster is actually the reverse side of the barcode strip from that same pattern paper. Don’t forget to keep those on hand for easy borders!
 

 
My photo cluster and layers were created from the 3″ x 4″ and 6″ x 4″ tags in the May Kit, and embellished with some pretty add-ons, including those fabulous Play All Day Phrase Stickers. Beneath these layers, I add a little tissue wrap from my stash to create dimension, texture & interest.
 

 
There you have it; my fun take on this fabulous sketch using our May Kit, add-ons & Noteworthy collection. I hope I have inspired you to get creating with these beautiful products! Thanks for visiting!
 

 
We’d love to see what you create with this month’s sketch! Share your creation on Instagram and use the hashtag #EllesStudio! You could win a gift certificate to our shop, and be featured here and on the ES Instagram page! We can’t wait to see what you create! 

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