Sunday, November 26, 2023

Sunday Sketch with Ali

Hello fellow CTK fans!

I am so excited to share my take on a Sunday sketch. Sketches, in my opinion, are every scrapbookers best friend and such a fun way to boost your creativity. 

Here's this week's sketch:

There's a lot to love here. The layers. The white space. The paper strips. And most especially, the floral cluster.

Many times, when starting with a sketch, my intention is to follow it closely, but usually, as is the case today, I make some substitutions and changes along the way to cater to the particular story, photos and supplies I have at hand.

I used white 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock for a background, but wanted the color and pattern from the Oh What Fun Christmas kit, so I subbed the vertical paper strips for full 6x8 sheets. 

I only had one photo, so I pulled from the 3 x 4 cards in the kit to fill in. I loved the trims included in the kit so I used two of those for the horizontal element along with a paper strip. I was excited to use the winter florals. They are unlike any other florals I've seen and I'm such a fan! 

I couldn't resist adding a puffy fabric bow to the tree. I love that unique bits and bobs like this are a part of the holiday kit! To wrap it up, I stamped two little banner strips and tucked them away in the bottom left.

I sometimes make layouts to gift to family members who aren't memory keepers, so I left off any journaling with the intention that the recipient will write a few details. The blank space on the journaling card is the perfect spot for that.

Visit me on instagram to see a process video of how this layout came together.

I challenge your to pull out a few supplies and make use of this sketch for your next project!

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