Monday, July 25, 2016

Follow Your Heart with Susie

Hello and welcome! Susie here hosting the blog today with a layout inspired by the Quick Quotes July Sketch Challenge.  I combined papers from our 3 newest lines to create this lovely monochromatic page!

I enjoy working with sketches because they always give you a great starting point.   Sometimes I choose to follow them almost exactly, but you will see that this time I took some liberties with the original design and I love the way my layout turned out!

Here is the sketch:

I started with Honeycomb 105 as the base for the layout. The 2 strips creating the upper and lower borders on the sketch were converted on my layout to one strip of green from Urban Oasis 101 with a punched edge.

I also changed the sketch by using a much larger photo than the sketch suggests - this is one of the pictures from my daughter's senior photo shoot!

The title was created with pieces I had left over from the February Club Q kit but don't worry!  The good news is that there are similar elements you can use from the Chiffon Collection: Chiffon 500 and Chiffon Strip.

I cut them out and matted them with the green before mounting them on patterned paper from the Earth Wind and Fire Collection (EWF-109).

Instead of 3 tags, I die cut 3 flowers from wool felt and clustered them next to the photo.  The pearls in the center of each flower and the pearl flourish are both from Want2Scrap.

The sketch challenge closes at 11:55pm PST tonight so you still have today to get your entry in! You can check out all the details HERE.

Quick Quotes Supplies:

  • Honeycomb 105
  • Urban Oasis 101 
  • Earth Wind and Fire 102, 109
  • February Club Q Kit
Other supplies: Want2Scrap Swirls Finesse and 72 Count Pearls - LeCreme, Martha Stewart border punch, Therm O Web Zots
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today!
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