Finally got around to making my page for week three of the Sketch Support Class. My niece was here for two weeks and I chose to spend time with her instead of scrapping, hopefully I can get caught up before by the end of the week. She's the shinning star of this layout and we are always thrilled when she's here.
Finally I did the two pages the sketch actually calls for, I'm so proud of myself. To be honest I kept it close to the sketch but did add in some papers. The strips I had went so well together so I made use of them. All of the patterned paper strips are actually from one 12x12 border sheet piece of paper. The striped and diamond patterned pieces happened to be big enough that I could cut them in half to make them stretch. The summer fun piece there wasn't enough of so I just cut it to give the illusion that it goes all the way across. After that I realized that I could have done that with the other pieces but I liked them smaller, the full width seemed far too large.
When I thought I was all finished there was this awkward gap between the title and the lower embellishment cluster. A Smash flag and stamp from Studio Calico helped give me a nice smooth transition and makes the title and embellishment cluster read as one cohesive unit. I love when I have a problem and when I figure out a fix it ends up better than I originally planned.
I broke out my sewing machine again and stiched three heart punches together. The back is punched using an old EK Success Scalloped Heart Punch and the others were punched from the Stampin' Up Full Heart punch. I first planned on having the vellum piece be over the top but that muted the paper a little more than I wanted so I stuck it in the middle and used some pop dots to separate the layers so it can be seen. It's a very subtle touch but I think it gives the pieces a little something extra.
One thing that I try to do on every page is make sure that I have three embellishment clusters and that they have repeating elements. These all have one of my stitched hearts, a stamped flag, a brad, at least one cloud, and heart stickers. Little things that help move your eye around the page.
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