Hello all! It's Ronda here bringing you your December Sketch. This month's sketch is all about playing with lines & shapes. You can change out the single photo for multiple photos or one large photo. Here are examples of what it would look like with two photos:
or one larger photo:
Think of the sketch as a jumping off point. Envision the pieces and see how you can make the sketch your own with embellishments, paint, patterned paper, and other wonderful My Mind's Eye products.
Supplies: Cut & Paste: Charm - Sweet 'Spin' Paper, Charm - Hey You 'Trend 'Paper; Charm - Flair 'Forever' Enamel Dots, Snapshots Decorative Buttons; Lost & Found Record it: Antique - ''Charming' Paper, Timely' Paper, Sticker Sheets, Die-Cut Embellishments; Cupid's Arrow: Sticker Sheet; Misc: The Crafter's Workshop Stencil, Golden Paints & Molding Paste, Black Pen, Maya Road Mist, Neocolor II, DMC Floss
Here's my take on the sketch. Spending time with my hubby is ever so precious these days since I only get 6 weeks a year right now. This recent photo was snapped while shopping for some household items for our upcoming life together. I am happy I captured the everyday moment.
I started this layout by making a colorful background using mists and watercolor crayons. I used molding paste with black paint pushed through a stencil with a palette knife. A touch of black always adds a nice touch to any layout. The neutral papers and all the cool embellishments from Lost & Found Antique look great layered on the reds, oranges, pinks, & yellows.
The papers make it easy to combine with other lines too. I started by layering the neutral papers with the Cut & Paste line in rectangle strips. Next i added the pictures and stickers to the page. Always feel free to play with the sketch. I added a few more strips than in the sketch.
I also opted to have the circle on top of the photo instead of behind it. The papers from the Lost & Found Record It die-cut pack are perfect to layer into my patterned paper pieces. The red sticker from the Cupid's Arrow line is the perfect pop of red I needed for the page.
I decided to hand stitch around the page using two different colors of DMC floss. I stitched the glitter paper and the chipboard title. I love the way the stitching looks on that title providing that pop of color. I also stacked the button on top of the chipboard button and stitched them together. I sprinkled enamel dots across the page to finish the layout.
This month I asked Laurel to join me by making a card for this sketch. Here's what she came up with.
Supplies: Mistletoe Magic: patterned papers, chipboard, stickers, enamel dots
Laurel says: I really like this month’s sketch for a card. I love all the layering and the little cluster at the top of the sketch. I am just creating the last of my Christmas cards for this year so I pulled out the Mistletoe Magic collection for this challenge.
I love to mix the different elements for dimension and interest and am so glad that My Mind’s Eye always comes out with such fabulous chipboard pieces for their collections! Thanks for coming up with another fabulous sketch, Ronda. :)
Okay. Now it's your turn.
A random winner will be chosen and shared with our next challenge on January 6 . You have until the end of the day on Sunday, January 5 to share your project.
Please link your sketch via the InLinkz tool at the bottom of this post. Your layout must feature MME products. Only one entry per participant, please. The prize is any MME collection.
Have fun and good luck!