Today I'm on the Creative Scrappers blog sharing a layout for sketch 304. I am highlighting my adventure into starting my bullet journal, and I'm using Simple Stories Posh collection since I also use some of the Posh planner items my bullet journal.
Scrappy tip: something I learned in a quilting class I took is to squint at the fabrics (in this case, papers) and if you see a lot of contrast, that's good. If the papers are too similar in tone, pattern, colors, then see what else you can substitute for a good mix.
Once I chose my papers and decided where to place them, I trimmed them to save what wouldn't show. Most non-rotary trimmers are great for trimming out centers or angled cuts. In the blue paper below, you can see I trimmed a 4x4 piece from the bottom. You'll never know it's missing! I did the same for all the pieces behind the pink polka dot one that is in front.
Here's the layout again, and I opted to photograph it with a background setup as well. I usually don't but wanted to test this technique out.
Here are some close-ups. You can see the distressed edges of the 6x6 papers as well as the stitching. I love those enamel dots, bits & pieces, and decorative brads. I printed my photos using my new HP Sprocket pocket printer.
Journal strips, the pencil and that "Shine" ephemera piece...fun!
I created a little banner by trimming the journaling tags from one of the 6x6 papers, sewing, and then adding some more bits and pieces. There's Winston, the Simple Stories doggie, on a brad!
Don't forget to create your own rendition using sketch 304 and post to the CS InLinkz and share with us on Facebook and Instagram using #creatingwithsketches and #cssketch304.
Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!