Updated: Mar 24, 2020
The last day is always a fun, kind of far away representation of the sketch.
Here's the sketch I've used this week for the starting point of all my layouts.
You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here.
Supplies used - Cardstock: Bazzill and American Crafts; Patterned papers: Photo Play, Jillibean Soup, and Echo Park; Arrow SVG files: Silhouette and Jennifer Wambach; Metallic stars: unknown; Word stickers: Simple Stories; Fonts: Century Gothic and Envision; Embroidery floss: DMC; Paint
Anytime I share a one-page sketch, I like showing that you can use it to create a two-page layout as well. I also like showing that sometimes the end result looks absolutely nothing like the sketch. And, that's totally okay. Sketches are meant to be a starting point, not a rule to follow.
For this layout I extended the design of the sketch so that it would fit onto a two-page layout.
Variation #1 - Removing embellishments.
I knew right away that I wanted to use arrows for my embellishment framing. That was the main factor that came into play as reasoning for removing the left and right side frames. I only wanted the arrows to be going in the up or down position since that is the direction and theme of my layout. I like paying attention to tiny details like that to really enhance the theme of my layout by creating design elements that support that theme.
I used a wide variety of arrows! There are strips of patterned paper with an arrow point, die cut arrows, and arrow strips cut from a patterned paper.
Variation #2 - Adding more photos.
Because I removed the left and right frame of embellishments, this gave me the opportunity to extend the photos to fit all the way across the layout.
If you were wanting to keep the left and right frame of embellishments, you would just remove the far left and far right photos to allow room for that framing.
Variation #3 - Moving the title.
I knew that my title was going to need to overlap onto my photos. Looking at my photos I had to find a grouping that had some empty space for that title to overlap onto.
I went with the top side because I had three photos with empty space at the top and the black letters I used stood out against the blue sky in the pictures. Paying attention to details like this can make a big difference in the overall appeal of your layout design.
Variation #4 - Changing the journaling format.
I switched out the journaling strips for a journaling block. I will typically use journaling strips when I am trying to fit my journaling around elements on my layout. I might need to wrap them around photos or embellishments. Since I didn't need to do that, I opted to use a journaling block.
Anytime I have a straight line of photos, I like to create a journaling block and add it to the edge of the photos. Often times I will round the corners furthest from the photos.
That's all for the Sketch Support layout share this month! I'm always a little sad when the week is over! But, I have a fun surprise for tomorrow that you won't want to miss!