i wanted to share a layout i had up on the pebbles blog yesterday.
we were given this sketch from becky fleck, and asked to create a layout from it. i've mentioned before how much i enjoy working from sketches. i created this layout right after getting back from CHA. i was a little drained, creatively, from all the projects i did leading up to CHA. so having a sketch to work from, was perfect timing. the page design was all done for me. it was just a matter of plugging in all the photos and products.
i was digging around for photos to use with the sketch, and came across these pictures of alyssa from a few years ago. i have scrapped a few of her photos from that day. probably even the ones that are on here. but i wanted to scrap them again, because i love them so much. i pulled my pattern papers from a few of pebbles older collections.
i really wanted to use that darker grey dot paper as my background, but i only had half a sheet of it. not a problem. i simple cut four strips, about 1.5 inches wide. i trimmed the edges at an angle, so that i could butt them up against each other. i adhered them all along the edges of a white piece of cardstock. then i trimmed down the yellow pattern paper, and adhered it in the center. it totally looks like the grey paper is my background paper, even though i only had a few strips of it.
i really kept to the sketch for most of my layout. the background, the papers, the photos, the circle with the title. i even used a punch along the edge of the green cardstock, to mimic the border in the sketch. i did mix up the embellishments a bit. a few chipboard hearts, and some candy dots.
i printed out my journaling on a piece of vellum, and adhered it over a piece of blueish cardstock. you can't really tell in the picture, but it's the same blue that's in some of the flowers on the floral pattern paper. i just use mini glue dots to adhere my vellum, so you can see the glue dots on the top. i'm sure there's better adhesive for that, and i'm sure i even have some. but i don't stress over those things.
make sure and check out the pebbles blog to see two more takes on this sketch from other pebbles designers.