Did you know that I've been making downloadable sketches for about 6 years? Most months I was making a minimum of 20 sketches. At this point I've probably made thousands.
I've always planned to go back and use them, but I haven't done that as much as I would like to. I get so busy with current sketches that I don't make the time to go back and use the older stuff which is unfortunate because some of those sketches are favorites of mine. Plus making 20+ sketches a month, that would be incredibly difficult to keep up with! This year I decided I'm going to try to make bigger efforts to go back and use those sketches. I want to take advantage of the thousands of ideas that are right there waiting for me.
Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers: Simple Stories, Echo Park, and October Afternoon; Snowflake cut files: Echo Park from the Silhouette Design Store; Flourish cut files: Echo Park from the Silhouette Design Store; Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Wooden dots: My Mind's Eye (I think); Sequins: unknown; Alphabet stickers: Maggie Holmes and unknown; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic
This weekend I went through a couple of sketch bundles until I found one that was perfect for these photos of Drew and Jackson jumping on an ice covered trampoline. Every year they look forward to the trampoline being covered with either snow or ice so they can go jump on it. They have been doing this since Jackson could barely walk.
The sketch I used is from:
This sketch bundle includes five two-page sketches that all feature seven photos. This bundle of five sketches costs $2.49.
You can see the preview of the sketch that I used in the top left corner. I really like the design you can see with the three 3 x 4" photos accented with the flower clusters and vines. I thought that snowflakes and flourishes would be an easy substitute.
I used a variety of sizes of snowflakes with some different styles of flourishes peeking out from behind the photos.
To add more detail with some texture and dimension I added some gold glitter enamel dots, wooden dots, and sequins.
On the right page, I created a similar cluster of flourishes and snowflakes to coordinate with the left page.
This layout went together really quick aside from the wait time while my Silhouette cut the snowflakes and flourishes. Sketches sure do make creating so much easier and faster!
If you want to check out all of the sketches that I have created over the last 6 years, this is a good starting place:
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