Sketch Day with Suzanna Lee

With the latest volume of our popular From Sketch to Finish class series new in the shop, we have a plethora of sketches with project to inspire you to create through the months to come, and today, design team member Suzanna Lee is here to share one more with you! Let’s take a look at what she created based on our latest sketch!

Hiya, scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today!  Did you score a copy of the latest sketch class, From Sketch to Finish, Volume 5? Don’t you just love Elle’s Studio sketches? I know I do, and this class is PACKED with them, as well as inspiration to go along with it! While we are quarantined and staying at home, time is abundant for some of us but that doesn’t always mean that mojo is plentiful. I have found over the past few days that I need a little nudge to get me creating. The sketch that I worked with today created the perfect jumpstart for me!

Here is the sketch:

And here is the layout that I created based on that sketch using the May kit and some add on goodies:

Supplies | May 2020 Kit, Black Typewriter Cardstock Alphabet Stickers, Icon Chipboard Stickers, Puffy Heart Stickers, Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack, Currently Icon Stamp, Everyday Tabs Stamp, Everyday Tabs Metal Die

There are a number of similarities and a number of differences. And that’s the beauty of a sketch: take what you want, leave what you want!

The first obvious difference is the lack of background pattern above and below the strip running horizontally across the middle. I toyed with the idea of stamping a background for the upper portion, but decided it was going to be too busy for the design ideas I had in mind. I tend to lean towards “more is less” with a penchant for white backgrounds and decided to stay true what works for me.

Next, you will see that I amended my “usage” of the main elements of the sketch. While there are still two horizontal 4″ x 6″ and a single 3″ x 4″ elements, I switched them up to suit what I had to work with. There continues to be two photos, both incorporated into a 4″ x 6″ collage and backed with an offset larger patterned border from the Flourish 6 x 8.5 Paper Stack. My story is told on the second 4″ x 6″ tag from the May Kit, while the 3″ x 4″ tag, also from the May Kit is decorative and contains “support” information. Do you, do what works for you and amend the sketch!

The Puffy Heart Stickers this month are classic Elle’s Studio and are the perfect embellishments scattered throughout the layout. I had to get over my own black heart fear and use them—the color scheme called for it!

Next time you find yourself stuck for design ideas, be sure to thumb through your digital copies of the 5 volumes of the From Sketch to Finish class and see how inspired you become! If you use today’s sketch (or any Elle’s Studio sketch for that matter) be sure to post on social media with the hashtag #EllesStudio, or in our Elle’s Studio Facebook Group so that we can “ooh and aah!”

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