Thursday, June 06, 2013

Create: Sketches -- Sketch #2

As I mentioned in this post, I'm challenging myself to create a layout and a card using each sketch in the Create: Sketches book from Northridge Publishing. So, today, I'm sharing the projects I made using Sketch 2.


So, firstly, here's the layout I made using the sketch. I was mostly inspired by the borders along the top and bottom of the page. I decided to switch the long banner they had along the top of the page to a smaller flag banner, for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Flagged Borders.


I used American Crafts cardstock and mostly Crate Paper patterned paper (the yellow and white chevron right under the title is MME).  I used my PTI double-ended banner die and get a handle on it banner die to diecut my flags. On the third flag, I stamped a sentiment from Waltzingmouse's My Island stamp set.


My title was stamped onto my layout using Ali Edwards' Incred stamp set by Technique Tuesday. I used a little Tim Holtz paper clip.


Here's a close-up of my journaling:


I used two more stamps from the WMS My Island set to create this embellishment, which I slipped under a Crate Paper slide frame.


And while I had my Crate Paper goodies still out on my table, I made a card using the sketch. Again, I focused on the borders along the top and bottom and made another flagged border using the same supplies as above. I stamped the sentiment from PTI's Movers & Shakers sentiments and added a few MME enamel dots to finish it off.


Thanks for looking!

23 comments:

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

What a fantastic idea to make a layout and a card and fabulous job with it I can't wait to see more of these!
Lisa

PS - can I just say when I see your work in the magazines I get so excited hehehe! LOVE it!

Tracey McNeely said...

Leigh I love your layout and the matching card. Your scrapbooking is always fabulous!

Jacquie Southas said...

Love the way you are using the slide frames Leigh - terrific layout & card!

Rhonda said...

What a great challenge you have given yourself Leigh. Beautiful layout and card.

Colleen said...

I am so impressed that you not only make the cards, but also the scrapbook page too! Your projects are wonderful...nice placement of banners!

Kara said...

love it!! reminds me to return to a little challenge I gave myself!

Kathryn A said...

I really like your page and especially the card! 3 flags is the perfect amount, in my mind! Doing more is just not my thing, (although I did do more on my card, just to challenge myself). I also really liked your colour choices!

Kathryn A said...

Okay--you have 4 flags, not 3. I can't count but I still love your card!!

Helen F. said...

Great card and layout, Leigh.
Your sketch challenge for yourself is inspiring too :)

artful-notions said...

Leigh always love your scrapbook pages. This one is no exception. Sweet banner too. Just noticed the new blog look. Can I just say, it' so inviting! And John 10:10 is one of my favorite verses! Love seeing your work in print too!

Megan Carroll said...

I am loving how you are using the sketch to create a layout and a card. Your projects are beautiful!! Keep 'em coming ;)

Geri said...

Love the pages AND the card! (Those silly ring toss bottles look so pretty in the photo!)

frommycraftroom said...

Great layout and card. What a good idea to set yourself a challenge. TFS.

Sherrie M. said...

Gorgeous projects. Love how you do a card as well as the scrapbook page.

Steph Hilt said...

I'm not a scrapper, but when I see your layouts, I study them carefully. You add such great detail and the subjects of your pages are always a delight!

natashakara said...

Both your page and your card are just gorgeous! You make me want to try scrapping, but I'm sure mine would never look this good :) Love your photography skills too :)

Joyce said...

What a great project, and I love your card and layout. You are going to need a new room in your house to containg all these wonderful creations!

victoria h said...

Fabulous scrapbook page and festive card. Your stiching finishes everything so beautifully.

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous Leigh! I love the soft tones on your card! Beautiful! :)

carol (krillsister) said...

you've given yourself quite a challenge, but I know you'll accomplish it. Your lay out and card is beautiful.

craftmates said...

Beautiful layout and card as usual. Love the pop of red on both projects- Irma

Geri said...

Hey, Leigh...Just wanted you to know...the stamp on my black/white card is really a smaller motif...stamped 3 times. You were the second person to ask about it. It's from a really old set from JoAnne's that was on clearance, but you probably have other similar images you could create the look with. Thanks so much for your comment...always so nice to hear from you!!!

Tonya Jastad said...

Love everything about both of these projects!