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Sunday, July 10, 2011

A New Sketch & A Giveaway!

There is a new sketch up on the Sketch Support website! I have to admit that this is one of my most favorite sketches so far! It was so much fun to work with. This is my very first time having a layout up on the website and I am so excited! Visit Sketch Support to print the sketch and to see my two seconds of fame. ;)

Here is the sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch (if you click on the picture you can see it in more detail):


The pictures are of my newphew Saywer. Isn't he a cutie? :) His mommy is my awesome sister Christina. These are pictures that my dad took while my sister was visiting in June. Great pics Dad! Just looking at the pictures makes me want to cuddle him. Too bad he is miles away in AZ.

When I came upon this patterned paper by My Mind's Eye I knew it would work so well with this sketch. I pretty much followed the sketch with a few variations.

Variation #1 - I hand stitched a border around the star to add some definition.

Variation #2 - Because I stitched around the star I felt that it would be too much to stitch across the smaller stars. The smaller stars by themselves seemed to just float on the page so I added small star brads to help ground them.

Variation #3 - I didn't edit my photos to allow the smaller stars to go over the photo so I omitted those stars. I may reprint that bottom photo so that I can add stars over the top of it. Not sure if I really will or not.

This sketch is from the new sketch book "Sketches for Scrapbooking" Volume 8 that was just recently released. I have a copy and it has some really fun sketches. I've already started editing a ton of photos for them. Make a comment on this blog post and you will be entered to WIN a copy of this amazing book! I will pick a winner on Saturday, July 16th. Good luck!

51 comments:

Ashley S. said...

I love your take on the sketch! And the pictures are precious!

Rhonda said...

Wow! The scrapbook page of Sawyer is so cute!! (What a darling!) It's really neat to see what the original sketch was and how you made it really work. Great job!

luv2scrapinmt said...

I love the blue and orange combination of colors - it really makes the layout pop. And of course, Sawyer is too cute for words. Thanks for the opportunity to win the sketch book - they are the best!

Debbie C said...

This is a great sketch and I love your layout! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of the latest book!
Debbie C

Anonymous said...

oh love all the sketches cant wait to see the new book!
scrapprincess2002

Laura J said...

I'd love a chance to win this sketch book...I'm such a SG Sketches fan! Your layout was my absolute favorite on the Sketch Support blog today...it's gorgeous! Love the colors you chose and how you pulled it all together...awesome!

Cindy M said...

Great layout! Thanks so much for the chance to win! Sketch books rock!

mebarnet said...

Beautiful LO and great sketch! I am going to start working on this one tonight.

Beth said...

That layout is adorable! What a cutie patootie!! I had already downloaded this sketch and can't wait to play with it!

IrisGoddess said...

That's such a pretty layout! I love how you stitched inside the large star. It really adds something!!

jcrsmom said...

Just beautiful. I recently discovered these sketches. I was all excited to sign up for the online class, but I missed the deadline...oh well! Next time!

Thanks for the chance to win a book!

Vickey

Lisa Graham said...

Love this sketch! Thanks for the chance to win Volume 8!!

crimsoncat05 said...

I must admit, when I first saw the star on this layout, I thought "4th of July" and didn't really think this sketch would be useful to me, but seeing your layout shows me it could be used other ways-- thanks for that, and the opportunity to win the book!!

txgoldilox said...

Love your layout! I have boys and tons of star embellies so this could totally work for me!

Cindy Andrews said...

Love your layout and the new book looks like a winner. TY!

Sandy said...

I love this layout and since I have purchased that paper I think I will make a page very similar to what you have done. Thanks for sharing your skills with us. I also appreciate the opportunity to win sketchbook vol.eight I think scrapbooking with sketches is a fantatstic idea because you can have a basic idea and then can add touches of your own. I have been scrapbooking more often and with greater satisfaction since I have started using the sketches.

amsloc said...

Love the sketch and layout you did! Great job!

javagirl said...

Love you sketch. Can't wait to get started on it. It looks like a fun and challenging sketch.

Tammy said...

WOW!!! This has to be my most favorite sketch of all times!!!! I can't wait to give it a try!!! I bet Volume 8 has tons of really awesome LOs!!

Karen S. said...

Just found your blog from your post on Two Peas. I love your layout! I don't own any of these sketchbooks, yet... but the more I hear the more I want them all! Thanks for the chance to win!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

Love the colors of this LO.
rt in GA

Judy said...

Beautiful layout with all those stars - just the inspiration I need having just found out my daughter is expecting her second son! Last week I finally discovered Sketch Support - can see myself going back to those sketches many times.

Lara said...

I love your variation of the sketch! Great work

Viji Siddharth said...
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Viji Siddharth said...

Gorgeous layout and love your page! I love sketchbooks..I have the first 5 volumes and absolutely love them! Would.love to win thia volume. Thanks for the chance!

lfitz said...

Great job on your layout. Thanks for the chance to win.
Laura

margie said...
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margie said...

love your LO! it's too cute :) and thanks for the chance to win a sketchbook, I just love using them!

Sheri said...

SO cute! I *love* your interpretation of this layout!

lynnscraps said...

Great lasketch and your layout is awesome.

Kristen K said...

Love the layout! I've been stalking the Scrapbook Generation blog and waiting to take the plunge and get a sketch book. Love these sketches and seeing what everyone makes with them!!!

Julie said...

Your blog is great and I love your version of the sketch! Thanks!

Julie B said...

Great layout Melissa! Thanks for the chance to win Allison's new book!

Anonymous said...

Oh how great!!! love your layout!!! I want to get all of the books, but need to win the lottery!!! Thank you so much for sharing!!! Jackie

jacthom@verizon.net

Enna said...

I love the colours you chose and the photos of your gorgeous little nephew - just beautiful :)

Tracy said...

Love your layout! Thanks you for the opportunity to win the sketch book!

JerseyJenn said...

Great layout! Thanks for the chance to win the sketch book!

Kathy in Connecticut said...

Your LO is great! I just took a class at my LSS on using sketches, so would love to win the book.

Kari Anderson said...

Mel it turned out so cute! Yeah for your new blog!
Love ya
kari

Angela L. said...

Eeeks.... this is the Scrappin' giveaway of the decade!!! I adore these books ;-) Love your work and also your stunning layout.

Charlotte Olivares said...

Loved your layout based on this weeks sketch!

carizolli said...

I love your new layout! It's so cute! I miss scrap booking! Maybe if I win this book, it will inspire me to start up again! :)

mthata said...

Your layout is a star!

Dizzy Daizy Creations said...

I love your layout!!!

Christina said...

Of course it turned out cute! It was made by you- The Crafty Queen! and my cute baby didn't hurt things any either ;)

Love ya

Shari Thurman said...

You layout is just perfect! Cute little boy. I look forward to seeing more of you creations.

serenarepsold said...

What an adorable layout! Loving the name Sawyer...

Rona said...

Fabulous! You've done a great job wih that sketch.

Thomas said...

Oh my goodness this is an awesome sketch. Better yet, I honestly believe this particular layout was the best among some tough competition on the sketch support page. I really don't do a lot of scrapbooking, but my wife is really good at it and I have learned to appreciate the fine art. She spends a lot of time figuring out how she wants to do her layouts, and she uses Allison's sketches a lot, so this sketch book would be a wonderful surprize gift! Thank you for the opportunity to win this for her!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

love the layout and sketch itself. I already planning to use it for my 4 of July pictures. I don't have any of books they are on my wishlist thanks for a chance!

michelesscrapycreations35 at yahoo dot com

Linda said...

Very nice layout. I love the colors.