Sketch Day with Suzanna Lee

Hi ya scrappy peeps! It’s Suzanna here today and I’m sharing with you the first of two sketches for the month and my interpretation of the sketch. One of the many great things about sketches is the versatility available in interpretation; from literal to extrapolated. This month’s sketch was more of a road map for me with a few liberal interpretations.

Here’s the sketch:

This my interpretation:

Supplies | September 2020 KitThis is Us StickersCozy ChipboardAutumn Rainbow Puffy Stickers, Navy Acetate AlphabetAutumn Days 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper Stack, My Heart Metal Die

The most obvious alteration I made to the sketch was the direction; I flipped the sketch so that the row of rectangles are on the left side while the title remains horizontal and large. I also opted to keep the original vertical photo.

The Navy Acetate Alphabet available as an add-on this month, are, in my book, a must! They are perfect for this large title as the sketch suggests. Stitching was my method of application. Using white thread on white cardstock afforded me the ability to adhere the letters without worrying about visibility of adhesive. The unsecured thread ends also add movement to the page.

Hearts are the placeholder for embellishments for this particular sketch. As I based the color palette of this layout around this 3″ x 4″ tag, they are the perfect foundation for my embellishments. I fussy cut two clusters from one of the 3″ x 4″ tags in the September Kit then supplemented with the My Heart Metal Die. If there is anything you MUST have this month, it’s the My Heart Metal Die! I have used it on all five of the layouts I have created with the kit so far.

The other noticeable variation I made to the sketch was to change the five consistently-sized rectangles to rectangles of varying sizes. This allowed me to use more of the main kit 3″ x 4″ tags cut down to suitable proportions down the left side of the page. I also used the new Autumn Days Paper Stack to compliment the color palette and layered that with other bits and pieces from the add-ons.

I do have a process video that will be up on my YouTube channel should you want to watch how everything came together!

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