Sketch Day with Stacie Watson!

Hey, hey scrappy friends! It’s Stacie here with you today and it’s sketch day! I love using sketches to help get your creative juices flowing. There’s just something about looking at a sketch and being able to see the end result. Of course sketches always leave a lot of room for interpretation—another great reason to use them. Here is today’s sketch:

You can use a sketch exactly like it is, or you can change it up. With sketches you are able to increase or decrease the size of your project, you can flip or rotate the sketch to fit your needs, and you can keep all of the “parts” in the same places or move them around. Here’s my take on this sketch:

Supplies | June 2020 Kit, Ice Cream Stickers, Puffy Alphabet Banners, Summer Fun 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack

When I looked at this sketch, I knew that I wanted to create a smaller, 8.5″ x 11″ layout. I also knew that I wanted to keep the background patterned paper at the top, but I decided instead of keeping exactly with the sketch and adding one large band and two smaller ones under that I wanted to add one of the small ones at the top. I started by cutting the sun piece off the striped pattern paper from the Summer Fun Paper Stack and adhered it to the top of the page. Then, I added the biggest piece of patterned paper with the colorful striped paper from the paper stack. To finish off the top of the layout, I cut a thin piece of the heart paper from the same Summer of Fun paper stack to add to the bottom of this mix of patterns.

Keeping with the sketch, I adhered my two photos on top of the patterned papers. Following that, using the Puffy Alphabet Banners, I added my title to the middle of the layout. For my journaling, I decided to move the journaling tag from the right of the photos and added it on top of them. I used the documented journaling tag from the June 2020 Kit and printed my journaling out on it. 

Keeping with the sketch, I added my embellishments in the same place they were located on the sketch. To finish off the layout and because the layout was about ice cream, I had to add some of the Ice Cream Stickers. I love how this layout came together so quickly by using the sketch as a jumping off point!

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see how I used this sketch to create my layout. I encourage you to use your Elle’s Studio kit and add-ons and give this sketch a try. Make the sketch work for you! 

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