Hello FJ Friends!
It's Sheree here with one of my favorite blog posts of the month. Are you ready for another fun sketch challenge? The design I've created for this month has multiple photos in a variety of sizes. Let's take a look...
Here's the layout I came up with...
I love that this sketch has three different sized photos included so I sized mine to 2 inches square, 3 inches square and 3.5 x 2.5 inches. I chose the yellow “Spots” paper and “Grid” paper from the Annie Paper Pack to use down the centre and sides of my layout and for accents around the page.
I printed my journaling onto white cardstock and created a tag for my title with white cardstock and the Shay Tag Builder Die Set, then arranged everything on the page following the sketch design.
I used the Sarah Die Set to create the “happy” word for my title and stamped some phrases from the Mari Stamp Set to finish the title and for two of the photos. I also embellished with fussy cut flowers from the Emily Floral paper, Emily Die Cut Shapes, an Emily Chipboard Flair and added more stamped pieces from the June and Ginny Stamp Sets too.
I used my sewing machine to add lots of stitching around the page and tied some twine to the title tag to add texture before finishing off with a date stamp.
SUPPLIES: Emily Kit | Emily Die Cut Shapes | Emily Chipboard Flair | Emily Paper Pack | Annie Paper Pack | Mari Stamp Set | June Stamp Set | Ginny Stamp Set | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock | Essentials Miniwide Paper Clips – Black | Shay Tag Builder Metal Die Set | Sarah Die Set | Bailey Chipboard Shapes
Our creative team have been busy with the sketch too creating some wonderful inspiration for us and I can't wait to show you their amazing projects!
First up we have one of our newest team members Karlla Dauer to share her beautiful layout with us...
I love playing with sketch. It gives us possibilities to create and use our imagination.
When I studied the sketch, I immediately thought of a row of hearts right in the center of the project. Another detail that I really wanted to use
were the photos I took when I received my first box as DT. I was so thrilled.
I added many details from the Emily collection in various dimensions with the foam tape. I love adding dimension to my work.
I hope you like it and get inspired.
Xx Karlla Dauer
Team member Ulrike Dold is also here with her fun version of the sketch...
Hi FJ friends!
Ulli here with my FJ sketch version of the gorgeous October sketch made by my talented team mate Sheree. I´ve made a TN spread with the wonderful and fall-ish Emily collection and had so much fun.
First I cut Essentials White Cardstock in the size of my TN pages. I love to make the layout on my table first and to glue it later in my traveler´s notebooks. Then I cut two 1 Inch strips of the pinkish scalloped solid cardstock of the Emily collection: one with the scalloped border and a second one without the scalloped border. I glued them on the left and the right border of the pages and cut the overlapping paper with my scissors. I used my sewing machine and white thread and stitched over the inside border of these paper strips.
I cut my three pictures smaller and arranged them on my TN spread. Then I decorated them with the Cardstock Tab Stickers, the Emily Word Stickers and the Emily Die Cut Shapes. I really love those cute tags and flowers! I stamped the words "Our Day" from the Emily Stamp set over my colored picture on the right page. Then I fussy cut the pencil card of the Emily Journaling Cards and added it over the picture on the left side above. I cut the overlapping card and glued this piece on the right page on the bottom. I added the Emily Die Cut Shapes with the Pencil and the "Enjoy Today" writing and added my title with the small Emily Puffy Alphabet over it.
I wrote my journaling and printed it out. I cut paper strips and glued them on the right page above and over the title. At the end I cut the green and pink little banners of the Emily Die Cuts and added them on the top of two pictures. I added the age of my children on these pictures with the Confetti alphabet in yellow and pink on these pictures too. Then I stamped the date with the FJ Roller Date Stamp against one of the black and white pictures on the left page. I hope you like my sketch version and I could inspire you!
SUPPLIES: Emily Kit | Emily Paper Pack | Emily Journaling Cards | Emily Die Cut Shapes | Emily Stamp Set | Emily Cardstock Tab Stickers | Emily Word Stickers | Emily Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Confetti Puffy Alphabet Stickers | 12 x 12 Essentials White Cardstock
Next up we have Kerstin Scheidler to show us what the sketch inspired her to create...
Hello! Sketch challenge! YAY! Sheree created another wonderful sketch and I had to do it again. The sketch reminded me of a May tree. We in Bavaria always celebrate "Kirwa" on the 3rd Sunday in October. It is great when young people from our village continue this tradition. Dancing, "Schuhplattln", sawing wood and whatever they come up with! I took some great photos of my son in traditional dress and in action last year and just had to use them.
I made the center of my layout from the awesome Annie Tiny Tags by threading them onto yarn and gluing them on. Then on the right and left I cut tags in two sizes from papers from Emily and adhered them with double sided tape. On top I decorated with different embellishments from Emily and Taylor Die Cut Shapes, Chipboard Flairs, leaves or flowers and everything just complements each other beautifully. I cut the photo in the middle in the shape of a tag and I love how it looks! A few more sprinkles here and there and my layout is done.
Get inspired by this wonderful sketch and join in the fun! I'm looking forward to seeing your work!
SUPPLIES: Emily Kit | Emily Paper Pack | Emily Die Cut Shapes | Emily Chipboard Flair | Emily Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Emily Word Stickers | Taylor Die Cut Shapes | Taylor Floral Sequin Mix | Annie Tiny Chipboard Tags | Julia Washi Tape - Stars
Jana Bennett has also created a sweet layout with the sketch...
I almost had to give this sketch challenge a miss (busy autumn)! How heartbreaking that would be, right! But luckily enough, I managed to get a few photos together (so good that I had them already printed out). The sketch is so beautiful that it would be such a shame to miss it!
Lots of photos, so definitely my cup of tea! I had these birthday party photos with splashes of red and I was thinking which kit would go the best with them. .. yes, Millie!!! The February 2021 kit! I wanted to be a bit adventurous and I went for a solid colour paper as my background instead of white cardstock. I also made the middle line quite obvious by cutting the paper into two! Now I regret it a bit, maybe I shouldn't have gone all the way down. As for the decoration I used a few die cut shapes from the kit and I fussy cut the beautiful scalloped paper. So instead of my journaling there is this special decoration. I like the soft look and there is going to be lots of text on my next pages for this special day (because I always have tons of photos from the kids birthdays!).
I can't wait to see what the other girls create and I do hope you will go for this sketch. It is brilliant!
SUPPLIES: Millie Kit | Millie Paper Pack | Millie Die Cut Shapes | Millie Puffy Alphabet Stickers | Julia Chipboard Buttons | Ginny Epoxy Stickers | Essentials Label Stickers No.4 - Millie | Millie Felt Shapes | Millie Puffy Heart Stickers
Our last share today is a fantastic layout by another new team member Eva Pizarro. Here she is to tell us all about it...
Hello everyone! It's Eva here sharing my take on this month's sketch. I love sketches because I am a very indecisive person. I struggle with decision making and for me, having a starting point is a huge help.
As you can see, I was very true to the sketch. I started by putting two strips of paper on the side of the page and then decided to use two scallop stripes for the middle section. I sewed everything and then added 3 photos of a bike day with my family. To make the photos pop, I used the strip of paper with all the patterns that come on the cover page of the paper pack. I just needed a bit of color and I didn't want to use my lovely 12 x12 papers.
Next, I trimmed the edge of a journaling card to create the green journaling spot on the left and added a cluster on the top right.
To create my title, I cut the word "ride" from a solid color cardstock and added some puffy stickers on top.
Finally, I added some word stickers and die cuts to the page. I hope you give this sketch a try! I would love to see what you create.
We would love for you to join in the challenge too! You can share your work with us over on the Felicity Jane Facebook Page or on Instagram using #fjsketchchallenge. We hope you enjoy the challenge!