I have always had a big love for sketches - and after 5 years of providing sketches for Manufacturer's such as Prima and My Mind's Eye, Magazine and the App aswell as a few challenge blogs along the way, I took a break from everything - especially sketches.
But now I am back scrapbooking again, I've had a bunch of requests for more sketches so i thought I'd try them as a weekly addition to my blog - no design teams or anything - just my sketch, and my layout and hopefully that will work for everyone.
You can see the other sketches in this adventure, and keep an eye on these sketches by adding http://anamstubbington.typepad.com/a_little_of_my_life/saturday-sketches/ to your blog feed, although my 5Ws course also has sketches every week aswell.
I will try to always have two finished layouts for each sketch - one is more 'trendy' than the more 'traditional' style one so hopefully that will inspire more people.
This Sketch is for a landscape Photograph and a cluster of smaller embellishments on some tags with some ribbon or paper tabs.
Layout 1: "Grandad Cuddles"
I used Papers from American Crafts "My girl" release and some prima flowers and basic grey wood veneer which I got from The Paper Passion. I punched the edges for a little extra and converted the back piece into a frame to try and keep it light and airy.
The Photo is of Fay and her Grandad hanging our in our garden in Barcelona this summer.
Layout 2: "#BCN Girl"
I used papers and wood shapes from the awesome Polish Manufacturer Sodalicious which I embossed some of them to give them more texture using plates from The Paper Passion and added a tim holtz clock die cut along with some sequins.
The Photo is Fay outside Barcelona Cathedral looking very chic and trendy. BCN is the airport and short code for Barcelona. Somehow we managed to have kids that are pretty photogenic.
and for those of you who have found my blog but have english as a 2nd or 3rd language, I recommend using http://translate.google.com/ to convert the blog to your language as that has the option of adding to you blog feed in a language that suits your better.