Sunday, 12 February 2012

Just one little sketch part 1

This is the class I have been taking which I talked about in this post and is hosted and taught by the wonderful Miss Smith. The idea is that you take one sketch, which you either draw yourself or use one u like, and then ring the changes. Now this post will be photo heavy I'm afraid cos I've been catching up on my homework so here goes.

We firstly had to design our sketch and this is what I came up with....................

So the first layout I produced was very much straight to this sketch and features photographs from a trip I made over 15 years ago to the USA.

Then the canny Miss Smith sent us all a dither by getting us to turn the sketch round in circles so that we ended up with a layout like this.....................

So this sketch change meant I could use a landscape image I had of San Francisco Bay using 2 pictures stitched together with tape to make a panorama. I did add in an extra layer of patterned paper beneath the photo as it is slightly faded and needed a little lift.

Like this.....................
This my favourite photo of the day we went to the Grand Canyon. It was such an amazing view and the photo came out almost like a postcard. I used kraft again for the colour and then stamped through my sequin waste using a white stamp pad. The stamp is from Etsy and the letters are Amy Tangerine which have stitched effects on hence the white line around the edge of the page to link the themes together.

And finally like this..................

.......................a second view of the Grand Canyon using similar patterned papers and themes.

The next layout idea was to make a reflection, ie a double page layout, for which I had the perfect photographs from New Mexico...................

I used Kraft cardstock to reflect the sand in the landscape and then used a yellow stamp which I stamped through some sequin waste, which I bought for 25p at our local scrapstore. I used the same patterned papers on each page and circular embellishments to link the pages together. Here are close ups of each page.............

The next 2 ideas involved colour, firstly a monochromatic scheme.....................

Because there is so much blue in the sky I chose a blue tone for my monochrome layout, using tones patterned paper and embellishments. I added in some brown as I had some leaf stickers, ribbon and letter stickers which appeared to match well, and I added some splashes of white misting.

And then a colour we rarely used for which I chose blacks and greys which I so rarely use I have boxes of dark cardstock hidden away which would probably have never have seen the light of day.

So I did add in some bright Christmassy red because it is a Christmas themed page, some white mist and some white and red stamping through the sequin waste.....................have to say I'm loving this game alot.

I actually loved this colour scheme so much I made another layout of my grandpa............

The next theme was to fill the page and I found these pictures from 1998 when I took part in my second production of My Fair Lady...............

Because this depicts the famous Ascot Gavotte scene, I wanted to keep the colours black and white as much as possible so I used some of the left over patterned paper from the Reindeer layout. I also found some striped ribbon and pearls, some cool stickers and chipboard photo corners, and I used a striped black and white paper which I punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch and inked with distress ink in Black Soot. 

Wow that's alot of homework. So now I have about three assignments to work on.


  1. You've really got a lot out of this sketch,Jo....some lovely pages.

  2. Wow, you have really scrapped up a storm Jo! What an amazing selection of pages - that's practically a whole album full. I think if you pushed me to pick a favourite I might go for the beautiful blue one of the big wheel. It's too hard to choose, though..

  3. YOu did great! So fun to think of you visiting near by (even if it was a long time ago!). I see the Golden Gate bridge everyday when I drive to work. I love the fun and funkiness of the Christmas page.

  4. My goodness, you have been busy! Your sketch is really versatile ... and my favourite is the reflection one. You are streets ahead of some of us!

  5. Ooo! And before you knew it, you had almost a whole album of scrapbook pages!
    What a fabulous collection - and from just one starting point sketch. I love it!

  6. I lurk and don't often comment - but had to come out of the woodwork to say that I LOVE the pages you've done here. Great to see them all together too - they are beautiful :)


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