My second page this month for Sketch Support is based on a fabulous one page sketch. I am finding that as I challenge myself to make more pages, single page layouts are the ones that feel right to me. You can see the sketch that this page is based on and as well as some pages based by some of the other team members on the Sketch Support site all this week.
For this page I began with a base of Kraft cardstock. I used smooth black cardstock for the upper portion of the page and did bands of pattern paper as directed in the sketch. When you see the original sketch you can see that I turned it for my page. I had my heart set on using the photos of Emma standing under the sign on this page. If I had cropped them to be horizontal she would have been small and lost in the photo. By turning the sketch and making those photos horizontal it is cropped in much closer and you can see more details.
A fun side note, Emma insisted on wearing the same outfit to school on the last day that she wore on the first day. It is fun to see how differently those clothes fit her at the end of the year. We also started a new first and last day tradition of taking her photo next to the sign outside of the school. The little string bean grew taller but didn't gain hardly any weight!
I used BasicGrey's Ledger in white along with a green dot and yellow numbered pattern from Studio Calico. My title is American Crafts Thickers (Honey Puffy Letter Stickers).
I dug into my stash and found blue and green chip stars that were a perfect match to my paper. The packaging has long since disappeared so I have no idea who they are from.
I have a serious love for these small alpha stickers from Making Memories. I find myself reaching for them all the time. I love adding a bit of stitching to them.
I love the way the Basics collection from BasicGrey works with just everything! It is a real staple collection to have in your scrapbook stash.
I covered a raw chipboard letter by BasicGrey with black cardstock and layered it on top of a BasicGrey Basics Take Note journal card. I cut the tops off of two Jenni Bowlin small bingo cards with the months on on them to add to the journal card. I lifted the whole piece up off of the page with 3D Adhesive Foam Squares.
I added a band of black cardstock over a piece of Tim Holtz Tissue Tape under the title. I used a white gel pen to add white doodle lines to the black paper. Along the way, each piece also got inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink.