Today is a one-pager week this week over at Sketch Support and I have a page layout up today!
As I have shared before, I think of myself as "layout challenged", which is why I am loving sketches so much. They take all of the hard work out of the process and let me focus on the parts I enjoy most, choosing the photos, papers, and embellishments. Still, I find that for me, I get so engrossed in the details sometimes that I spend a ton of time on a page. Seriously, I can spend just as much time on one as I can an elaborate altered item. For this page, I wanted to challenge myself to do a page that I was happy with in about an hour and I did! Trust me when I tell you, that was an accomplishment for me. It may not be the fanciest page or packed with detail (or journaling, which is still a huge challenge for me), but it does accomplish a goal which is to record a memory and not spend all day long doing it. I am happy with that!
For this page, I stayed pretty close to the original sketch, except for measurements. When I printed the sketch, I printed it the wrong way on the page and cut the part off with the measurements. That is what I love about these sketches though, you can follow them precisely, following every measurement or you can follow the concept and just eyeball the sizes to what looks and feels right. Either way, you end up with a great page!
On Friday I have another project to share based on this same sketch, this time an altered project. I really love the way it turned out so I hope you will stop by both here and at Sketch Support to check it out!
- Patterened paper- BasicGrey Wander: Gridlock, Lost Luggage, and Layover; BasicGrey Basics White: Booknote
- Stickers- BasicGrey Wander- Designer Epoxy Stickers, Ribbon Doilies, and Element Stickers
- Alphas- BasicGrey Wander Micro Monos; BasicGrey Green at Heart Mini Monos
- Ink- Tim Holtz Distress Ink Black Soot