February 2022 Sketch Challenge | Creative TeamFeb 16, 2022
Are you ready for another sketch challenge? I'm always excited for this project each month! Let's take a look at the page design for our February challenge...
I decided on two photos for this page design but you could absolutely mix it up and use one large landscape photo, 3 smaller ones or whatever suits your project. You could also use circles, stars, flowers or something else instead of the hearts. There are so many possibilities!
Here is the layout I came up with...
For my layout I decided to change the page size to 8.5 x 11 inches. After that I kept the page design pretty close to the sketch. I chose the pretty green spotty Aspen paper to go across the top and added the scalloped strip from the green solid colour paper underneath. The Aspen “welcome” die cut was paired with letters I stamped from the Annie Stamp Set for the title then I added my printed journaling below it.
For the row of hearts, I chose a mix of Bella Vellum Hearts and cut a variety of patterned paper hearts using Aspen papers and some heart dies from my stash, then layered them all together across the page.
My photos were printed to 2 x 2.5 inches each and positioned at the bottom of the page. I stamped the date using the Aspen Stamp Set and added it to a label which I placed at the bottom of the photos. I also added the “love” die cut piece above the photos then added lots of stitching around the layout to finish it off.
SUPPLIES: Aspen Kit | Aspen Paper Pack | Aspen 6 x 6 Paper Pack | Aspen Die Cut Shapes | Aspen Stamp Set | Annie Stamp Set | Tori Flexible Epoxy Dots | Bella Vellum Hearts | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
As always we have some amazing inspiration from our Creative Team to give you some more ideas on how you can use the sketch and make it your own.
First up, here is Jana Bennett to share her super cute layout...
What a great sketch! As soon as I saw the little houses in the Aspen kit I knew I would fussy cut them and the sketch was just perfect for it! I got this family photo from our family house holiday and it all just goes perfectly together.
At first I started by drawing the houses onto the solid colour paper. I chose different designs of the houses. To finish the row of houses I used some small fussy cut ones from the paper. It was so much fun to place the houses in the row playing with their shapes and attaching some with 3D foam to add dimension.
The rest of the layout was pretty easy (Or at least it would have been if I just hadn't chosen to do some stitching on the stripey paper - that took some time). I am so happy that thanks to this challenge I have another memory documented! You should give this sketch a try!
Have a lovely day,
Next we have Karlla Dauer to share how she used the sketch to create her sweet page...
I love how people interpret the sketches. Sometimes I follow the rule, sometimes I wonder if I can look at it from another angle. That's what I did, and I thought the result amazing.
I love the FJ 12x12 paper pack label, I love bringing them to my projects. I created a mix of prints at the bottom of the project, and a title with the beautiful puffy alpha stickers. I think it's beautiful how the prints of the 6x6 paper pack are delicate and I decided to use them for the heart detail of the project leaving the top clean and highlighted in the photos. I liked how it turned out, and I hope you did too.
Ulrike Dold has also created a lovely layout to share with us...
As always I had to make a layout for the FJ Sketch challenge. I always love the wonderful sketches of my team mate Sheree! For my version I’ve used the FJ Essentials White Cardstock and a square picture of about 4.75 x 4.75 inches.
I cut a big paper strip from the wonderful Aspen "Floral & Grid" paper with 3 3/4 inches height and glued it on the top of my white cardstock. Then I cut the scalloped border of the paper packaging from the Aspen Paper Pack and fussy cut the scalloped part. I added it under the floral paper on the top. I pierced holes at the border of the floral paper and used pinkish yarn to stitch a seam by hand there. Then I added my black and white picture on the lower part of my layout.
I used the Mollie Corduroy Hearts and used them as a stencil for some heart shapes which I transferred on the following Aspen Papers: Gingham & Stars, Houses & Stripe, solid cardstock - blue and pink. I cut them out with my scissors. I added the small and big corduroy and paper hearts on the top of my picture. I used 3D dots to add dimension and I love the sweet look. The Mollie Hearts match perfectly to the Aspen colors.
I added the month and year when the picture was taken with the Aspen stamp set on the pink label from the Aspen Sticker Sheet. I glued it on the bottom of my picture, also with 3D dots to add some dimension there. Over the picture with the hearts I added the first words of my title with the black and cute Aspen Puffy Alphabet "You Are My..." and then I ended the title with the Aspen die cut word "Home" over the pinkish label on the bottom of my picture. I added some chipboard hearts and tiny hearts from the Aspen Puffy Alphabet around the big hearts on the top of my picture and also some on other places on my picture. I also added the die cut speech bubble "love" in dark blue on my picture. I´ve used 3D dots to add dimension.
I added a pinkish mini wide paper clip on the left side of my picture and splattered black ink around my picture and the title.
I hope I could inspire you with my sketch version with the gorgeous Aspen collection!
SUPPLIES: Aspen Kit | Aspen Paper Pack | Aspen Die Cut Shapes | Aspen Sticker Sheet | Aspen Chipboard Heart Stickers | Aspen Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Aspen Chipboard Bits | Aspen Stamp Set | Mollie Corduroy Hearts | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Pinkish | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
Now let's take a peek at Kerstin Scheidler's pretty page...
Kerstin here! It's THAT day of the month - Sketch Challenge time! Sheree has created another terrific sketch. It was great fun again to be creative with it and the magical Aspen.
For my 12 x 12 layout I used the Digital Cut File "xoxox" from Felicity Jane. I cut it 3x on 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock and 1x on pink Aspen solid cardstock and glued it together.
I cut the Aspen Floral paper in the shape of the cut file and attached the cut file underneath. I also love my scissors and the florals called out - "cut me out" - lol! I cut out flowers and arranged them on the Aspen Floral paper with 3D foam.
I added the cute Aspen Chipboard Heart Stickers under my journaling and embellished with a few little flowers.
I layered Aspen Die Cut Shapes and Chipboard Bits on my photos.
I hope I can inspire you to get creative with Aspen, cut files and the wonderful sketch by Sheree!
I am already excited to see your projects! Don't forget the #fjsketchchallenge so we can see your creation!
Our last beautiful project today is from Eva Pizarro. Here she is to tell us about her layout...
Hello everyone, Eva here sharing my take on this month's sketch. As always, I tried to stay true to the sketch but I changed the hearts for a few flowers I cut out of one of the patterned papers. I also glued a small die cut label to write my journaling. I ended up needing more space, but when that happens I just continue on the back of the layout. On the bottom, I added two square pictures, I thought about including some decorations in between but in the end I just put the pictures of my son and our dog. They are inseparable! On top, I added this cute heart patterned paper, I love the black and white patterns! Hope you participate this month!
We hope you're now feeling inspired to try the sketch for yourself and would love to see what you come up with! You can share your work with us either on the Felicity Jane Facebook Page or on Instagram using #fjsketchchallenge.
Thanks for joining us and have a creative day!