We have a sketch feature up on the Bella Blvd blog today. I love seeing each and every project from our designers come thru my inbox each week, and I'm always thinking "ohhh, I love this design" and "ohhh, I love that design". So for this month's sketches, I picked out a few recent projects from our design team that had caught my eye design-wise and asked our own designer, Diana Fisher, to create sketches based off those projects.
And here's my take on the sketch. This sketch feature was originally scheduled to go up on Valentine's Day, so I started out wanting to use pieces of the Kiss Me collection. I knew I wasn't going to do an actual Valentine's or love themed layout. My plan was to focus more on using Valentine's colors.
While looking for photos, I stumbled upon these photos I took of Sarah on her 12th birthday, two and a half years ago. I have never scrapped them, and it's always nice when I can stay away from re-scrapping things, just to fit an assignment.
I started out with the pink grid patterned paper, which I knew would be the perfect subtle pattern for creating the circle die cut background that I had in mind. I used my Tiny Attacher to staple each corner down onto my white cardstock, which I had misted with a tiny bit of green, pink, and aqua misting sprays.
I knew I wanted to use the polka dot border strip from the Kiss Me borders paper, so that's where I pulled all of my colors from. Navy blue, aqua, green, pink, and white. I pulled the navy blue paper from the Snapshots collection, the aqua circle paper from the Play Date collection, and then added in some embossed green cardstock.
This is my second take on the title. It was originally "Twelth birthday". I obviously don't write "twelfth" that much, since I had NO clue there was an "f" in it. I had taken photos of the layout and had them all edited. I went to save them, and it was then that the computer tried to tell me that "twelth" was spelled wrong. Ugh. I had to tear apart that entire section to fix it, and squeeze that goofy "f" in there. And to be honest, it still doesn't look like it's spelled right to me. Lol.
To embellish the page, I dug out a few coordinating flowers. I guess we could say the green chipboard piece is kind of like a flower, right? I like the look of mixing different types of flowers, rather than having 3 of the same kind, but just different colors. An older pink fabric flower, an aqua crochet flower, a green chipboard "flower" accent, and a birthday girl flag tucked in for good measure.