Hi everyone, and welcome to Friday. It's the most wonderful time of the week! And the first and third Fridays each month, I'm honored to be part of My Scraps & More sketch design team reveal for sketch 112. It's such a fun team (be sure to go check out the other layouts they created), and the MSAM store is one of my favorites! The Simple Stories "So Rad" collection just *jumped* into my cart the last time I was browsing - imagine that! I guess I *don't* have too much paper tucked in various crevices in my office/scrappy room...<cough>.
So anyhoo...today, I'm sharing a layout with you based on a sketch by Gina Lideros. She created a .png file for us - and you! - to use on your digital cutting machines. I enlarged the hexagons in her .png to create the cuts for my base, and then I backed each one with a different pattern from the So Rad collection. Fun!! Check it out:
After sewing, the rest of the layout came together quickly. I matted my photo with light blue paper and then backed it with a neutral to help the photo stand out and keep the eye focused on the photo.
Once the photo was in place, the embellishments went on easily! Around the photo, I used a sentiment sticker "caution: extreme awesome inside". I tore a strip of the washi paper tape and put that in the top left side of the photo - I used one of the strips that has hexagons on it! Perfect! Then I topped the tape with a chipboard circle element.
To ground the layout, I cut a strip of the circles with stars and sewed underneath. I used my Tiny Attacher (I love that thing!) to put in a few staples. More chipboard elements - the curly arrow, the "awesome", and some stars.
Then on the top left, I adhered a shorter strip of the circle/star paper, more sewing, more staples, and another chipboard arrow.
Time for the title! I used another chipboard element. Next, I sprinkled some enamel dots on some of the background papers and even used one of the stars on top of a star on the paper. See it in yellow below?
My journaling is a hidden tag with a pull tab trimmed from a hexagon and layered with another sticker. It slides behind the photo area nicely.
Here is Gina's sketch:
Don't forget to create your own layout and link up on the MSAM sketch blog for your chance to win a great prize pack from My Scraps & More. Do it! I promise you will enjoy the sketch as much as I did.
Have a super weekend!