Sketch Ready with Suzanna Lee

A great sketch can be used over and over again in different ways to create beautiful, well-balanced layouts, and today we have just the sketch for you! Design team member Suzanna Lee is working her sketch magic with it, and sharing an amazing back to school layout, plus a process video! Take a look!

Hiya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today! We are celebrating Back to School this week and today I’m checking out if you are sketch ready?! This is the perfect sketch for documenting those back to school memories, and I’m here today to “teach” you the right sketch moves!  

Here is the sketch:

And here is the layout that I created based on that sketch:

Supplies | August 2019 Kit, July 2019 Digital Cut File, Shine Die Cuts, Tiny Everyday Label Stickers, Back to School Puffy Stickers, Notebook Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Heart and Star Acetate Die Cuts, Makes Me Smile Cork Circles, TGIF Wood Veneers, Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Back to School Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp — Polka Dot, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

I pulled a lot of goodies from my Elle’s Studio stash: current stash and goodies from month’s past, as well as some classics. I went for primary colors and bits and pieces that spoke or lectured “back to school!”

Looking at the sketch then at the completed layout, you will see that I really didn’t deviate much from the sketch. Just as the sketch suggests, there is a large title, three photos, a larger round element, multiple layers and a trio of stars.

The most obvious change that I made was that instead of three square photos, I have two square and one 3″ x 4″. Try as I might, I couldn’t make that 3″ x 4″ photo work as a square. To do so would have meant either a head amputation or a leg amputation, neither of which would do! I love the green lined paper from the Beautiful Day 6 x 6 Paper Stack at the background to pop these photos! Perfect for a back to school themed layout, wouldn’t you agree?

The large title called for in the sketch had what could have been round letter stickers above it. I opted to use the Back to School Stamp and add just that, “back to school,” instead. I used the Large Jane Alphabet Polka Dot Stamps for the title itself, the grade my daughter was beginning. Note that this documents back to school last year as we have yet to head back in our neck of the woods! This Mom gets two more weeks with her children!

In this process video, you can watch how the sketch inspired me and how everything came together. I just love the versatility of sketches and you will find MANY sketch inspired layouts!

Thanks for stopping in today!

Show us what YOU created using our Back to School sketch! Post your finished project on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook group! We can’t wait to see!

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