Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? This month's sketch has been created for us by creative team member Jana Bennett and it's so fun! Let's take a look...
I love the bow and the row of hearts in this design...so cute! Some of our other creative team members have been busily coming up with projects using the sketch as inspiration so we have loads of ideas to share with you today, but first here's Jana to show you what she created with her awesome sketch...
So, getting the sketch ready for the February Sketch Challenge was ... actually pretty easy! I had to wait for the happy package to arrive and as soon as I saw all the beautiful material, I immediately had an idea what I wanted to use in the sketch. Ribbon and hearts! Since I am not good friends with graphic programs I tried a hand drawn version and I think it came out quite well. Big bonus: it took me just a few minutes!
As for my take on the sketch. I had this lovely photo of me and my daughter and I knew I wanted to create a big layout with it. Since I'm not making a big album this year I went for a spread in my A5 notebook instead. Looking at the photo I decided to change the sketch a bit and create a mirror version. This way I had room for my ribbon. As for the hearts, I simply traced one of the die cut shapes onto four solid colour papers that are in the paper pack. Beautiful colours! As a final touch I added some hand stitching and long journaling telling the story about my daughter's day sleep.
I really love all the variety the creative team girls come up with, such brilliant inspiration. And I can't wait to see what you create using #fjsketchchallenge.
Next up we have Tina Stepanova with her pretty take on the sketch...
Hello everyone, it's Tina! As soon as I saw the lovely sketch Jana created I wanted to use the "XOXO" FJ cut file instead of four little hearts, so I rotated the sketch 90° around. The layout came together so quickly using the wonderful Bailey kit! I started by combining pattern papers with a white cardstock to make a background for the page. After that I created a paper cluster around the photo and added lots of embellishments from the kit. I also decided to use a small grid stamp here and there under the paper cluster. And finished the layout by adding the "XOXO" cut file and some journaling.
I can't wait to see what you come up with using this sketch! Happy crafting!
SUPPLIES: Bailey Kit | Bailey Paper Pack | Bailey Stamp Set | Bailey Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Journaling Cards | Essentials Cotton Ribbon | Essentials White Cardstock | Jenny Paper Pack | Shay Tag Builder Metal Die Set
Mandy Melville has also created a beautiful project using the sketch...
How I used the sketch...
I decided to use Jana's beautiful sketch as inspiration for a traveler's notebook layout using the beautiful Bailey collection. Starting off with the background, I added a thin strip of the aqua stripe patterned paper across the middle of the layout, as shown on the sketch. Next I covered the bottom half of the left hand page and the top half of the right hand page with the pink spotty patterned paper. I added a black and white photo of my eldest daughter Abigail and I over on the right hand side of the spread, and I layered some patterned papers and a die cut tag behind the photo. I loved the look of the striped bow on the sketch, however I didn't want to add too much bulk to my notebook, so I found a die cut bow from a previous FJ kit to use instead. I think this looks super cute! I used the fun chipboard words 'You & Me' as the title for my layout, and then I added some punched hearts to the page. Instead of adding them in a row down the left hand side, I decided instead to scatter them around the page. I finished the layout off with a few little puffy heart stickers and some typed journaling. I had so much fun creating with this sketch, and I think I'll use it again to create a 12x12 layout as well! I can't wait to see what you all create!
Now we have team member Danielle Menage-Jensen to share her gorgeous layout...
Danielle here, sharing my take on the sketch challenge using the totally stunning Bailey kit.
When I saw Jana’s gorgeous sketch and thought about all the beautiful items in the kit this month, I knew I wanted to document my parent’s new puppy. We’re all so loved up with her and the various hearts worked perfectly with my layout. I used a mix of the die cuts, stamp set and epoxy stickers to fill this layout with puppy love :-)
I hope you enjoy what I’ve created and I’m so excited to see what you put together using the sketch.
SUPPLIES: Bailey Kit | Bailey Paper Pack | Bailey Pinkish Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Bailey Stamp Set | Bailey Epoxy Stickers | Bailey Felt Hearts | Shay Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | Essentials Cotton Ribbon | Bailey Die Cut Shapes | Shay Tag Builder – Metal Die Set | Essentials Washi Tape - Tiny Dot | FJ Roller Date Stamp | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - White
Now let's take a look at what Ulrike Dold has come up with using the sketch...
I love sketches and this one, created by Jana, is so amazing! I can’t stop creating projects with the wonderful Bailey collection and so I made my 4th project with this collection full of candy colors. I love it when I have matching colored photos and this one of the birthday cookies of my little daughter was just perfect for all the pastel colors of the Bailey collection. First I trimmed the pink solid cardstock of the Bailey collection and glued it on the bottom of my page. Then I added two thin paper stripes on the top of this solid paper. I used a cut file with hearts and flowers and didn’t back it this time. Then I layered many Bailey papers and journaling cards and put my photo on the top. I thread three heart beads on some pinkish yarn and fixed it with a little bow on my picture. On the back I’ve used washi tape to fix it there too. I cut some little shells with my cutting machine and with white and baby blue cardstock and the Madison Polka Heart paper and mixed them with the felt hearts on the left side of my page. I used 3 D glue dots to add some dimension there. I glued the title with two different puffy alphabet stickers (Bailey & Jenny) over the paper stripes and wrote my journaling against the shells and hearts. At the end I decorated my page with a Denise speech bubble with the word "yummy" , written with the small and super cute Madison Puffy Stickers. I glued the pink Bailey die cut tag under my picture and used more Bailey die cut shapes to set little eye catchers here and there. I made a pink bow from the amazing new pink cotton ribbon and glued it on on the left side of my photo. Then I glued one of these super cute Shay puffy arrows over the bow. At the end I stamped the date on the journaling card under the picture and splattered black ink across my page. I added Bailey Epoxy Hearts, Bailey Chipboard Shapes and some pinkish sequins here and there. I hope you like my sketch version. Have a nice day!
SUPPLIES: Bailey Kit | Bailey Paper Pack | Bailey Felt Hearts | Bailey Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Pinkish Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Bailey Epoxy Stickers | Bailey Heart Beads | Bailey Journaling Cards | Essential Cotton Ribbon | Denise Chipboard Speech Bubbles | Madison Black Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Jenny Foam Alphabet Stickers | Essentials White Cardstock | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Soft Pink | Shay Foam + Cardstock Stickers | Madison Paper Pack
Team member Lydia Cost has also created a beautiful project inspired by the sketch...
Jana’s sketch was so lovely to work with. I felt instantly inspired by it, and I really loved when a sketch is simple enough to evoke ideas with the perfect products from your stash! This one was amazing paired with the Bailey collection. I followed the sketch pretty closely, except I altered the size to fit an 8 ½ x 11 layout. I chose a cute little photo of my little man to bring in some of the beautiful yellows in the collection. I created the line through the center with some patterned paper and lined up those pretty felt hearts, just like the sketch. Four hearts meant a numbered list of my four favorite things about my little man. I really love how clean and pretty my little layout is!
SUPPLIES: Bailey Kit │ Bailey Paper Pack │ Bailey Die Cut Shapes │ Bailey Felt Hearts │ Bailey Chipboard Shapes │ Essentials Cotton Ribbon │ Noel Puffy Alphabet Stickers │ Shay Foam + Cardstock Stickers
I also had fun creating with this sketch! Here's what I came up with...
I decided to turn the sketch on its side for something a bit different. For the paper down the side I used the packaging sheet from the Bailey Paper Pack and added a scalloped strip from the pink solid colour paper. My photo and the bow were positioned at the bottom right of the page and I added the title above the photo. I moved the row of hearts down towards the photo, then added the journaling in the top left of the page. Thank you for such a fun sketch Jana!
Now it's your turn! We'd love for you to create a project using the sketch too and share it with us on Instagram using #fjsketchchallenge for a chance to win a gift card to the FJ shop. We can't wait to see what you come up with!
SUPPLIES: Bailey Kit | Bailey Paper Pack | Bailey Die Cut Shapes | Bailey Heart Beads | Bailey Epoxy Stickers | Bailey Chipboard Shapes | Bailey Stamp Set | Madison Stamp Set | Megan Stamp Set | Essentials White Cardstock | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips – Mustard | Megan 6 x 6 Paper Pack | Jenny Puffy Titles | FJ Roller Date Stamp | Shay Tag Builder Metal Die Set