It's Sheree here and I'm excited to share our new August sketch challenge with you on the blog today and I hope you'll join in the fun! Here's the sketch design I've come up with for this month...
I thought it would be fun to create with a half-circle photo for something a little different. I can't wait to show you the stunning layouts the creative team have put together with the sketch as they are all so inspiring! Before I do though, here's the page I created...
I printed my photo out to 6 x 4 inches and then used a plastic lid from my kitchen to trace the half circle curve before cutting it out. I created a border for my 10.5 x 10.5 inch white cardstock with the gorgeous Gingham and Stripes paper from the Annie Kit and added some stitching. The photo was positioned on the top half of the page and I hand stitched a border around the curve.
I chose some of my other favourite papers from both the 12 x 12 Annie Paper Pack and the 6 x 6 Annie Paper Pack then cut four strips in a variety of widths and lengths. I cut the multi-coloured striped section from the paper pack packaging to use as well and cut a fish tail in one end. All the strips were positioned under the photo. I printed my journaling onto some tissue paper and layered it in with the strips along with a tag from the Ginny Kit.
Across the bottom of the photo I used a yellow scalloped strip cut from the solid colour paper, and also used the dotted strip from the paper packaging. I tied some twine to this and to the upside-down tag to add more texture. A large fussy cut flower from the Annie floral paper was positioned to the left of the photo and I used the pretty puffy alphabet from the Annie Kit for the title. I finished off the embellishing with a felt heart from the Bailey Kit, a puffy word sticker from the Shay Kit, one of the new Essentials Midi Clips, and some epoxy dots from the June Kit. I love how colourful this page turned out using the beautiful Annie Kit papers!
SUPPLIES: Annie Kit | Annie Paper Pack | Annie 6 x 6 Paper Pack | Annie Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Essentials Midi Clips – Breeze | Ginny Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Felt Hearts | Shay Puffy Word Stickers | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
Now let's take a look at our creative team projects! First up is Jana Bennett with her beautiful layout...
I love, love, love the sketch Sheree prepared for us! You definitely need to join! It is so unique and original and so easy and simple to follow that you will have a layout in no time! Although ... it did take me some time to find the best sized plate to trace for my semicircle photo.
I decided to cut out a window for my photo. To create a bit of dimension I went for a foam paper and attached it to the white cardstock. The whole layout is framed by this incredibly colourful stripy paper. Gosh I love those colours so much! Absolutely perfect for summer!
To decorate the bottom of the photo I cut a few strips from the leftover paper (my layout is 9x12 inches so I had a nice strip left). And the sequins! Gorgeous! I wanted to have some fun and went for sewing them onto the paper. It is a bit fiddly but looks amazing! As for the title I used another splash of colour - the beautiful Confetti Alphabet! It is so much fun to choose different colours for your title!
I really hope you will join in with this lovely sketch because I can guarantee you will enjoy it!!!
Team member Ulrike Dold is also here with her fantastic take on the sketch...
Ulli here and as you know I really love the FJ sketches. This time I fell in love with the round big picture and the banner. The gorgeous new Annie collection was perfect for my party page.
I´ve used a big picture of the sweet candy table of last years birthday party for our little girl and shaped the top of the picture as a big circle. Then I’ve used the paper strip of the Annie packaging and cut all the small paper stripes in different heights and widths. I rounded the corners of some of them and cut triangles in the bottom of some strips with my scissors to get different banners. I added them under my picture and used my sewing machine and stitched with white thread over it.
Then I decorated the banner with one Midi Clip in the color Breeze and with many of the sweet Annie die cuts. I’ve used 3D dots to add some dimension.
Then I used the Annie Puffy Alphabet in pink and the small Ginny Puffy Alphabet in white to add the title on the right side of the circle on the top. I used some Jenny Word Stickers to add them on Annie labels and added them on the page too. At the end I added the date with the FJ roller date stamp on one banner and splattered black ink over the banner on my page.
I hope you like my sketch version! Cant wait to see all your pretty layouts!
SUPPLIES: Annie Kit | Annie Paper Pack | Annie Die Cut Shapes | Annie Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Essentials Midi Clips - Breeze | Ginny Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Jenny Word Stickers | FJ Roller Date Stamp
Next up we have Kerstin Scheidler to share her pretty layout...
Kerstin here with the awesome August sketch challenge! I love doing sketches and Sheree made another wonderful sketch with which I have had so much fun working with. I created my 12 x 12 layout with the beautiful new Annie FJ Birthday collection.
First I cut my photo into a half circle. Then I cut the Confetti, Spots, Gingham and Hearts papers into 1 inch wide strips and tore the edges then centered the photo and strips on my white cardstock.
On the right side next to the photo I arranged different Annie Die Cut Shapes in black and white. The other embellishments I have chosen to match the color of the strips... layered stars from Ginny, hearts from the June Bits & Pieces or Puffy Shapes from Capri!
On the left side, I cut a small half circle from the great Floral paper and sewed around it with my sewing machine. Also, I have on the left side the embellishments color matched the strips. I made my title from the cute Annie Puffy Alphabet Stickers.
I mentioned before that I love rainbow layouts - right?
The great thing about the Felicity Jane kits is that everything fits together so wonderfully!
I can’t wait to see what the other Creative Team members come up with and what YOU create with this August sketch!
Wish you a wonderful time!
SUPPLIES: Annie Kit | Annie Paper Pack | Annie Die Cut Shapes | Annie Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Annie Jar of Sequins | Ginny Layered Vellum & Cardstock Stars | Ginny Die Cut Shapes | Capri Story Tags | Capri Puffy Shapes | Millie Puffy Heart Stickers | Katherine Puffy Stickers | Grace Puffy Stickers | 12x 12 Essentials White Cardstock | Essential MIDI Clips - Peony
Our last piece of inspiration today is from Desiree Lamar. Here she is to tell us about her wonderful page...
Hey crafty friends. I was really excited to work with this month’s lovely sketch. The Annie collection made this sketch challenge even more fun. For this layout, I used a back-to-school photo of my daughter from last year that I have yet to record.
So I started this layout with my half circle. Once, I saw this pretty, distressed, striped patterned paper, I knew I was going to use it. It is my favorite paper from this collection. Next, I decided to use the Annie 6x6 paper pack for my hanging banners. This paper pack made it super simple, especially since all the patterns coordinate from the collection. As in the sketch, I varied the bottoms of my banners by curving some and cutting upside-down v’s in the others. Next, I used fussy cut florals from the 12x12 floral patterned paper to adorn each side of the bottom of my half circle.
After placing my picture, I put a few die cuts on my layout. I used the Confetti Puffy Alphabet Stickers to make my “Back 2 School” title and for the school year on a die cut label. I finished my layout by sprinkling Annie sequins on my page.
This was such a fun layout that came together so easily. I hope you give this sketch a try.
We hope you've enjoyed seeing just some of the ways to use this sketch and that you'll join in the fun too. The possibilities are endless! Follow the sketch as is, tip it on it's side or put your own spin on it, then share your work with us on the Felicity Jane Facebook Page, or use #fjsketchchallenge when you post on Instagram so we can see it. We can't wait to see what you come up with!