June 2021 Sketch Challenge | Creative TeamJun 23, 2021
Are you ready for a new sketch challenge? I know I am! It's always one of my favourite projects each month and I'm excited to share with you the beautiful examples that the Creative Team have come up with too. Let's take a look at the sketch I've designed for this month's challenge...
It's a single landscape photo sketch but you could very easily use two small portrait style photos photos instead. Here's what I came up with for my layout...
For my layout I followed the sketch quite closely. When looking through the beautiful June Kit I really loved the combination of the orange from the June Plaid Paper and the gorgeous minty green of the June Puffy Alphabet Stickers, so I decided to go with that colour scheme for my whole page.
I went with the Plaid and Dots papers along with the scalloped strip from the solid mint cardstock down the left side of my white cardstock background and added a stitched border. My 4 x 3 inch photo was backed with more dots paper before being adhered into place and I used the large floral die cut piece from the June Kit to the left. Other embellishments I added while following the sketch were the black heart Julia Chipboard Button at the top, a mint label die cut from the Capri Kit and the phrase die cut from the June Kit.
I used the June Puffy Alphabet Stickers and Coco Puffy Alphabet Stickers for the title then added my journaling underneath followed by a little stamping. I finished off the page with more machine stitching and a stamped tag for the date under the photo. This layout came together quite quickly using the sketch!
SUPPLIES: June Kit | June Paper Pack | June Die Cut Shapes | June Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Coco Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Capri Die Cut Shapes | Julia Chipboard Buttons | Julia Stamp Set | Mari Stamp Set | Lindsey Stamp Set | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock | FJ Roller Date Stamp
We have some absolutely gorgeous examples of other ways to use the sketch for you from some of our creative team...hooray! First up, we have a super fun traveler's notebook spread by Shannon Dombkowski. Here she is to tell us all about it...
I love a nice, neat, straight line of embellishments. This is why I knew immediately that I had to work with the sketch this month! Instead of working with it as a full-size layout, I decided to transform it into a travelers notebook. I also rotated it so everything moved horizontally across the page instead of vertically down the page. I felt that this was a better fit for a travelers notebook and for my photo. As an alternative to a second strip of patterned paper, I opted to use the June stamp to stamp the word "summer" as a border. This sketch is perfect for using plenty of color in your layout since it contains a lot of white space - which means it's perfect for the punches of color you'll find in the June kit!
Next up we have a beautiful layout by Kerstin Scheidler...
Kerstin here...I love Sheree's sketches and it's fun to realize her great sketch every month. I used the gorgeous June Kit and something from Katherine and Brie for my layout.
I cut the Bold Stripes paper into the specified strips and adhered them to the cute Dots paper with spacers. Then I used a circle to trace out a circle and cut it out with my craft knife.
I found an old photo of mine in my photo stash and knew it would go great with my sketch layout. Around the circle I used the hearts from the Katherine Die Cut Shapes, the magical flowers and enamel dots from the June Bits & Pieces.
Of course I also had to use the charming June Puffy Stickers for my layout. These white little flowers are just great...and the mini black dots! From the Floral paper, I cut out some peaches and placed them under my stripes.
I chose the title from the wonderful Brie Puffy Shapes. I wrote my journaling on vellum with my typewriter.
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Jana Bennett has also created a sweet layout using the sketch...
We love picnics and those on a beach are the best! I love Sheree's sketch - it provides so many options. I decided to "copy" it as it is and used a pattern paper with the crosses on the side. This paper is calling for some stitching, right! I didn't want to stich everything (first, I didn't have all the different coloured threads and second, stitching can get quite bulky and I needed my layout to be as flat as possible). So I stitched just one row. To create the background once again I decided to go for a paper with black dots (I love using neutral papers for my background). I also used one of the tags for underneath the photo and created a few clusters with the die cuts. Tadaaaa. A simple layout is ready to pop into the album (and this blog). I am excited to see what other DT ladies came up with and I cant wait to see what you create with the June kit!
Team member Desiree Lamar also has a lovely layout to share...
With such a lovely sketch for June, I could not wait to participate in this challenge. I decided to do a layout using the Capri collection and this picture of my daughter and me from a 2016 family trip.
First, I added a few pink ink smudges and blue splatters where I wanted to place my strip of paper and cluster just to add a little interest. To recreate that vertical strip in the sketch I used the stripes patterned paper from the Capri collection. The beautiful colors of this paper called out to me. I cut and placed the striped paper vertically on top of spots patterned paper. I then cut the scalloped trim off of the solid pink and blue papers to place under each side of my strip of paper.
I wanted to keep my layout pretty and simple, I made a cluster using the pretty Capri florals and label die cuts. Next, I added the blue vellum butterfly from the Mari collection to the cluster because I love how it made the layout pop. For my title, I used the “wonderfully made” die cut from the Capri collection. To continue the stripe paper pattern, I added little triangles of the striped paper to the two left corners of my page. I completed the layout by adorning my page with the sweet Capri puffy stickers.
Now let's see the beautiful traveler's notebook spread that Tati Pereira has created...
This is my version for the beautiful June sketch.
I positioned the photo almost halfway down the page for continuity and I really liked the result.
I made a page on my TN and this wonderful place in the photo would be perfect as our backyard.
This is our wish for a beautiful day! I hope so!
I have used a mix of paper from the Jeana and Megan Digital Kits along with die cuts and stamps from the Capri Kit. I hope you like my version❤️
The last project we have to share today is a fun, summery layout by Ulrike Dold. Let's take a peek...
I love the new Felicity Jane June sketch made by Sheree and of course I had to use it too. I think I am a little addicted to the FJ sketch challenge every month. How is about you!? Do you create the sketch every month too!?
I made a 12x12 page with previous FJ collections and a big picture with 12 inches of height. First I cut the picture smaller to a width of 3 3/4 inches. Then I searched for a matching paper and found the Megan "Stripes & Tiny Florals" paper. I cut it to 2 3/4 inches and 4 stripes then glued it on the left side of my Essentials White Cardstock. I glued the big picture beside the paper stripes and used my sewing machine with white thread and sewed over the right and left border of the picture.
For the title I used the pretty Brie Die Cut "Beautiful Day" and I added the colorful Bailey Die Cut Hearts under it. I’ve used 3 D dots to add some dimension on my page. I decorated the right photo border with labels from the Brie Die Cuts, the cute Heart Die Cut and a layered Brie butterfly with a polka dot pattern. I also added the angled speech bubble in mint with the heart from the Bailey collection and the "Happy" circle puffy sticker from the Tori Puffy Stickers to decorate the border. I used the Tori Puffy Word Stickers to add some words on the labels. Then I wrote my journaling under the title.
At the end to finish off my page I splattered black ink across the page and added many of the cute Megan Puffy Stickers with the hearts on my layout. I love the playful look when you cluster them.
I hope I've inspired you with my big picture layout.
I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the sketch inspiration from the Creative Team today and that you're inspired to try the sketch too? We would love to see what you come up with! You can share your work with us by posting your project either on the Felicity Jane Facebook Page or by using #fjsketchchallenge when you post it on Instagram.