Hi 3 Birds friends, it’s Mary Ann here today to share a layout made with the very first 3 Birds Design scrapbook sketch, designed by our very own Juliana Michaels!! The whole design team is jumping in to play with the August Scrapbook Sketch, so be sure to look each day to see how each of us “makes it our own”.
If you’ve never used a sketch before, this might be a fun time to give it a try! There’s no right or wrong, you just use it as inspiration. You can copy a sketch exactly, or change it up a bit by rotating or flipping the image, use a square in place of a circle, 2 photos instead of one etc. The possibilities are endless.
For my take on the sketch, I followed the general design pretty close, (but still made it my own!) starting with the large triangle in the bottom right corner, along with the stripes at the top of the triangle.
I also followed the sketch and added in the two rectangles at the top of the photo, and embellished them with the cute camera from the Midday Medley 3D Embellishment Kit, and the Geotag sticker from the Sticker Flair Kit. Notice the sweet little heart I stamped in the center of the Geotag, using a stamp from the Midday Medley Timeless Stamp Kit.
Next to the photo I added the “this is my favorite” shaker box in place of the square on the sketch, and then embellished the area a bit more with a few splashes of paint, and the glitter chipboard chevrons. You probably noticed the pretty sparkly gems too! These will be coming to HSN soon They are part of a 1,400 piece set of Pearlescent and Foil Goodie Box that you will be able to add to your projects. You are going to love them!!
DESIGNER TIP | I wanted just a bit of white in with the cluster of embellishments so I added the white arrow from the Stamp Kit. The Stamp Kit comes with pre die cut pieces of paper, cut to perfectly fit the stamps, but I used the arrow just as it is, without stamping on it at all.
One of the elements I didn’t follow on the sketch was the title and journaling placement. Instead of adding them below my photo, I added the journaling directly to the photo before printing, then added the title using stickers from the Sticker Flair Kit. You could also achieve the same look by handwriting your journaling on the photo with a “photo-safe” permanent marker, then adding the sticker title.
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I hope you enjoyed my take on the August Sketch. For more 3 Birds inspiration, be sure to visit my blog – i rock paper & scissors – for some quick and easy cards that I created.
SUPPLIES | Midday Medley Paper Collection, Graceful Season Paper Collection, Midday Medley 3D Embellishment Kit, Graceful Season Sticky Sparkly Chipboard Shapes, Midday Medley Timeless Season Stamp Kit, Sticker Flair Kit, Pearlescent and Foil Goodie Box 9 coming soon to HSN)