Hello, it's Jennifer Larson, sharing a sketch I used to make a page and a card. First, the sketch:
I used the sketch to make this page about my sons' back to school process. I wanted to look at all the steps it took to prepare for the new year. In a way, the preparation builds their excitement for the school year. Bonus!
Memories Captured patterned paper: All Smiles / Chalked Art / Strips / Memories Captured embellishments: Flair / Button Set / Label Stickers / Ephemera Pack / Sticker Fundamentals / What a Wonderful Day Cream Alpha / 1/2" and 1" Cork Shapes Hearts and Stars
I like how the Chalked Art background paper perfectly frames the photo block in the middle. I added embellishments in the middle to draw the eye more from the top of the page to the bottom. Here's some details:
I used stitching to frame the photos. The numbers were part of bigger die cuts that were too big to fit in the space, so I used a circle punch (7/8") to punch out just the number circles, which were the perfect size. Finally, I love the cork shapes all alone, but sometimes I like to dress them up with stickers or, in this case, a chipboard button with some twine.
And here's the card I made from the sketch:
I used the general orientation of the sketch for the card--square layout, rectangular block in the middle bisected by a strip of paper. In honor of Back to School week, I chose bright colors and a school-ish cork background. I can see my children using this card as a thank you for birthday presents or as an end-of-the-year thank you to a teacher.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope the sketch and my projects give you ideas. And if you do create with it, please link it up or post a link on the Facebook page!
Have a great school year!