Hello FJ friends!
It's Sheree, and today we have something a little different to share with you than our usual blog posts...a sketch challenge! If you're stuck for ideas or your crafty mojo seems to have left the building, sketches can be a fantastic and fun way to get the creative juices flowing!
Felicity Jane Creative Team member Lydia Cost has created a great sketch for us to use as our inspiration and we have some beautiful examples from some of our team members to share with you to show the different ways they've used the sketch.
Here's the sketch that Lydia has created that we'll all be working from...
Here's Lydia with her beautiful layout...
I actually based the sketch off a really old mixed media 8 ½ x 11 layout, so it was a joy transitioning that to a 12x12 layout! I decided to alter the sketch a bit to suit two photos, because I really wanted to fill a bit more space. I did, however, stick to the general layout of the sketch fairly closely. I loved playing with the Rebekah stamps and florals to create this mixed media layout! I’d almost forgotten how inspiring a sketch can be in my creating process.
Next up we have team member Jana Bennett with her version of the sketch...
What a beautiful sketch! I had so much fun creating this page! I don't usually create using a sketch but, hey, it helps so much to actually know what to put where! The whole idea is done for you and you can just enjoy the process of creating.
When I saw the stripes I had this idea to substitute some of the papers for photos. Mind you, I had TONS of pictures from this little photoshooting and as usual I struggled with which ones I wanted for my layout. So I used most of them! This layout is really picture-heavy therefore I went for more neutral paper. Something here and there and the layout was done! Hand stitching added as the last touch.
SUPPLIES: Rebekah kit | Rebekah Paper Pack | Rebekah Stamp Set | Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tags | Rebekah Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Rebekah Vellum Hearts | Rebekah Gold Foil Puffy Title Stickers | Sarah Die Set | Jenny Word Stickers | Shay Puffy Word Stickers
Now team member Mandy Melville shares her lovely layout...
I loved using Lydia's beautiful sketch as the jumping off point for my layout. I was really inspired by the stripes in the background, and those pretty floral clusters around the photo. I made a few changes to make it work for my layout, but hopefully you can still see the basics of the sketch there. At first I thought I would add some paint stripes to the background similar to those in the sketch, but when I saw that beautiful pink and white striped patterned paper from the Rebekah kit, I decided to use that instead to represent the stripes on the sketch. I documented a photo of our beautiful cat Sasha, and because of the way she is looking in the photo, I decided to flip the sketch and move the photo over to the left hand side of the page. I fussy cut my floral clusters out of the gorgeous floral patterned paper in the Rebekah kit, and I also added in a few stamped leaves to fill them out a bit and add some more detail. As there wasn't a specific place on the sketch to add journaling, I decided to add it down in the bottom right hand corner of the page to give some balance to the photo cluster. I had so much fun creating with this sketch, and I can't wait to see your layouts inspired by the sketch as well!
SUPPLIES: Rebekah Kit | Rebekah Paper Pack | Rebekah Stamp Set | Rebekah Rubber Tiny Tags | Rebekah Gold Foil Puffy Title Stickers | Rebekah Vellum Hearts | Reagan Jar of Chipboard Hearts | Henley Epoxy Dots
Team Member Tina Stepanova also has a layout to share...
Hi everyone! It's Tina, and here's my take on this month's sketch. I had so much fun playing with it and can't wait to see what you'll come up with!
I started by trimming the floral and striped pattern papers into strips of different length and glued them down on a 12x12 white cardstock. After that to add some dimension to the solid color strips of paper I adhered the Jenny kit sequins here and there. Next I matted the photo with some pattern paper and a tag that I made with a Shay kit tag builder, and added cardstock hearts and a flower in the corners of the photo. In the end I created a title using puffy alphabet stickers and a Shay kit word sticker. That's all! Hope you will join us and create a project using this sketch! Happy crafting!
Finally, I'd like to share what I created with the sketch...
I decided to flip the sketch since, in the photo I was using, Madi is facing towards the right of the page. I chose three of the Rebekah Kit papers and cut them into 1 inch strips of different lengths. I arranged them across the page, then added stitching to each one. The photo is layered onto a vellum pocket which has a tag tucked inside for Madi to write her own journaling. I added some Lola Kit fringe at the bottom of the pocket for some added texture. My title is made up of a Rebekah stamp, the puffy alphabet stickers and one of the pretty gold foil title stickers. I added a vellum heart with some messy stitching in the centre, an acetate strip, a word sticker, puffy heart, die cuts, charm , a miniwide paper clip then the date was stamped onto a die cut label to finish off the page.
SUPPLIES: Rebekah Kit | Rebekah Paper Pack | Rebekah Die Cut Shapes | Rebekah Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Rebekah Gold Foil Puffy Title Stickers | Rebekah Stamp Set | Rebekah Vellum Hearts | Shay Tag Builder Metal Die Set | Denise Gold Metal + Epoxy Charms | Jenny Word Stickers | Lola Tissue Fringe Trim | Megan Puffy Stickers | Jill Acetate Shapes
We hope you've enjoyed seeing how different each layout turned out using the same sketch. Now it's your turn! We'd love to see what you come up with too so be sure to tag us on Instagram using #felicityjane so we can see your beautiful work! Have fun!