Hello FJ friends!
It's time for a new sketch challenge...hooray! The sketch I've designed for our November challenge allows us to play with multiple photos which is always fun. It's a grid with a twist and I hope you enjoy it! Let's take a look...
I always love the opportunity to use multiple photos! I decided to go with three for this layout plus some journaling and embellishing.
I used a 11” x 11” square of Essentials White Cardstock for the centre and bordered it with the Mollie Woodgrain paper. A stitched border was also added to the cardstock.
I made my squares 2.5” x 2.5” from Mollie patterned papers and stitched around the edges of each. The white spotted square was positioned in the centre for the title, which is made up of the “hello” stamp from the Jenny Stamp Set and the chipboard alphabet from Mollie. I also added a die cut heart.
The rest of the squares were adhered into position then I added my photos and journaling to four of them, then embellished them all with die cuts, corduroy hearts from the Mollie Kit and stamps from the Mari Stamp Set.
SUPPLIES: Mollie Kit | Mollie Paper Pack | Mollie Die Cut Shapes | Mollie Corduroy Hearts | Mollie Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | June Bits & Pieces | Annie Tiny Chipboard Tags | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips – Capri Coral | Jenny Stamp Set | Mari Stamp Set | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
I'm always excited to see what the creative team creates with the sketch and can't wait to share them with you too! I love how each person puts their own spin on the design and they all turn out so differently with their own unique style! There's lots to show you, so grab your favourite drink, get comfy and let's get into it...
First up we have team member Desiree Lamar with her pretty page...
This sketch inspired me to have fun. So I used recent pictures from our Boo at the Zoo outing and the Boo digital mini collection. I printed one of the papers in 12 x 12 to use as my base paper. I also backed my photos with the digital papers from the Boo collection. To further decorate my page, I used the frame from the Reagan Digital Collection. I couldn’t resist adding the black and white butterfly from the Megan Digital Kit. I also used Jenny Puffy Alphas and Holly Mini Puffy Alphabet Stickers. I had a blast mixing all my FJ goodies together for this sketch. I hope you jump in and give it a try.
Karlla Dauer has also put together a beautiful layout to share...
Hello Felicity Jane Friends,
I’m so happy to share my layout with this beautiful challenge. I love working with grids, and this sketch is just inspiring. I created a diagonal decor full of overlaps with the passionate “Mollie”. I made the squares with a mix of 12x12 paper pack and sewed in each one to make it more delicate and more detailed. I used the wooden background paper to highlight the layout.
Hope you like it too.
Now let's take a peek at what Kerstin Scheidler has come up with...
Whoo-hoo! It's Sketch Challenge time again! Kerstin here! I'm waiting every month for the sketch of the talented Sheree to be able to inspire you with what you can do from a sketch!
I have chosen a layout although this sketch also fits wonderfully for an A5 notebook spread! I will definitely do that too!
Here are the details of my layout. I made two 1 inch wide cuts in my white cardstock with my craft knife in the middle. Then I used the awesome Mollie papers "Spots", "Stripes" and a solid to draw rectangles 2 inches by 3 inches with a pencil and spaced them 1 1/2, 2 1/2 and 3 1/2 inches apart, I connected them with a bar 1 inch wide and cut them out with my scissors. Then I slid them through the two cut strips and glued each rectangle on with foam tape. I decorated with the bits and pieces from Mollie. Tags, leaves, hearts and especially the Chipboard Hexagon Stickers I find really great! In the middle I placed my photo in one of the great Chipboard Frames and hid my journaling behind it! I also had to integrate the wonderful stamp set in my layout. I made my title with the timeless Chipboard Alphabet Stickers. To add a few accents I used the cute pink flowers from the Taylor Sequin Mix.
I'm in love with Mollie - these colors, patterns and bits & pieces make me look forward to wonderful fall memories! I wish you a creative time!
SUPPLIES: Mollie Kit | Mollie Paper Pack | Mollie Die Cut Shapes | Mollie Chipboard Frames | Mollie Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | Mollie Stamp Set | Mollie Chipboard Hexagon Stickers | Taylor Floral Sequin Mix | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
Next up we have a fun, colourful layout from Ulrike Dold...
Hi FJ friends!
Every month Sheree makes wonderful sketches for us and of course I also had to work with it this month too. I made a layout mix with the Annie Kit and some Jenny and Grace stash and I hope you like it.
First I cut my white cardstock to 11 x 11 inches. Then I made a frame with the gorgeous Annie "Floral & Spots" paper. I cut a frame of 2 inches width (12x12) and glued the white cardstock on top. Then I used my sewing machine and white thread and stitched around the border.
I cut my black and white photo to 2.5 x 2.5 inches. I used the Annie 6x6 papers and made six 2.5 x 2.5 inch squares from different patterns. I began with the tiny dotted square and glued it in the middle of my layout and then I added my picture over it. Then I glued the other patterned squares on my page.
I glued my title "play" on the Annie die cut speech bubble and added it with 3D dots on the dotted square under my picture. I also added the "Happy" ticket from the Annie Die Cuts there. I added 3 miniwide paper clips on three squares. The colors mint, pink and yellow where perfect for the Annie papers. Then I began to decorate the page with more Annie Die Cuts. I really love the banner with the circles and I added it on the yellow square in the middle. I added the place and the date on two Annie labels and glued them with 3D dots on two squares. I also added an Emily Chipboard Flair Button and a self made Button made from a Krystal paper on the square with the colorful stripes.
The Grace Die Cuts also match perfectly to the Annie papers and so I added the butterfly and the green heart on the white circle on my layout. I used the Confetti Puffy Stickers to add another title ("Love you girl") under some labels on the yellow square. At the end I used the colorful Annie Sequins and decorated my layout with them. I hope I could inspire you with my colorful and playful page.
SUPPLIES: Annie Paper Pack | Annie 6x6 Paper Pack | Annie Die Cut Shapes | Confetti Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Annie Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Mint | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Dusty Rose | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips - Mustard | Annie Jar of Sequins | Emily Chipboard Flair | Jenny Chipboard Stars | Grace Die Cut Shapes
Jana Bennett has also created a gorgeous layout with the sketch...
Sketch challenge is always a great opportunity for me to add another layout into my family album! And it is also my favourite blog post. Just to see all the different interpretations of ONE sketch is pretty amazing! Talking about interpretation ... I have a layout for you today that does not have much in common with the original sketch. Oooops.
To tell you the full story. This month's sketch is just beautiful and it has more than just one photo. You get it, I just couldn't give it a miss! There are 7 squares in the sketch that could be filled with photos so I prepared 7 photos. However, moving them around in the sketch composition just didn't feel right. There were too many. So in the end I cut the photos to 5, yet it still seemed too much for the composition. Then I gave up and started rearranging the photos in a square grid. I got totally carried away and just kept creating and adding more things, cutting out leaves, using 3D foam tape and I got this layout that looks nothing like the sketch! I was a bit sad that I couldn't use it for the blog post but when I showed it to Sheree she kindly encouraged me to do so since it was still inspired by the sketch.
I hope you give this sketch a try and don't worry if you get too carried away! It is what the crafting process is all about, right!
SUPPLIES: Mollie Kit | Mollie Paper Pack | Mollie Die Cut Shapes | Mollie Chipboard Hexagon Stickers | Mollie Chipboard Frames | Mollie Stamp Set | Amanda Puffy Alphabet Stickers | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
Our last creative team share today is from Mik Godinho. Here she is to tell us about her lovely layout...
Hello, everyone! Here’s the layout design I’ve come up with for this month's challenge.
I printed three photos to 3 x 3 inches and glued them on 3 ½ x 3 ½ cross & stems paper. I created a border for my 11 x 11 inch white cardstock with the gorgeous Gingham & Tiny Swiss Dot paper from the Mollie kit. Then I added two designer tags and a journaling card.
I printed my journaling onto some white cardstock paper and glued it on my card. I also added gold foil heart washi tape on my journaling card to decorate it.
In the center I added “ Happy Happy Happy” from the Tori Kit and wrote “Memories” using the pretty alphabet from the Mollie Kit.
I love how this page turned out using the beautiful Mollie kit. I hope you liked it and get inspired.
SUPPLIES: Mollie Kit | Mollie Paper Pack | Mollie Die Cut Shapes | Mollie Chipboard Alphabet Stickers | Mollie Corduroy Hearts | Mollie Designer Tag Set | Tori Die Cut Shapes | Essentials Washi Tape Gold Foil Heart
We hope you've enjoyed seeing some of the different ways this sketch can be used and that we've inspired you to have a go at the sketch too! We would love to see what you come up with! You can share your finished project with us on Instagram using #fjsketchchallenge or by uploading it to our Facebook page.
Have fun and happy creating!