Yesterday on the BasicGrey Blog my assignment was to use an awesome card sketch by Susan Stringfellow to inspire a layout design. I hadn’t done this in awhile and had so much fun with it! Here is Susan’s sketch I worked from.
And here is the resulting page using the BasicGrey True Love collection. You can see that I followed the sketch pretty closely, but expanded it a bit to fit a 12 x 12 format.
SUPPLIES: BasicGrey True Love Collection: True Love Proposal Paper, True Love Secret Admirer Paper, True Love Little Things Paper, True Love Love’s Garden Paper, True Love Giddy Paper, True Love Kissing Tree Paper, True Love Bottle Cap Stickers, True Love Snippets, True Love Die Cuts & Transparencies, True Love Chipboard Shapes Other: Photo Corners, Silver Mini Brads, Cream Ribbon, Black Journaling Pen, Distress Ink, Adhesives, Trimmer, Scissors
I grouped my photos together in one large rectangle, just like the large rectangle in the center of the sketch. For my background I replaced the strip on the right hand side with a series of patterned paper strips stacked on top of each other. This is a great way to use up paper scraps!
The heart in the sketch really caught my attention and I decided to replicate it on my layout as a page accent. I stacked two chipboard hearts together and then used a chipboard tag, a bottlecap sticker, and a design trimmed from the Snippets to recreate the row of notched paper strips.
BasicGrey design team member, Waleska Neris, also created a layout from Susan’s sketch. Come see her take on it! I love what she made. 🙂
Have a great day!