It is one page sketch week at Sketch Support this week (which you may have noticed, is the week I usually do, I love Alison's one page sketches!). As one of my projects based on the sketch, I did a single photo page with one of my favorite photos of Emma. I have shared before that I am very challenged in page making and that I made it a goal this year to make more pages. For me, one a month is pretty good!
Another part of that personal challenge is to learn to make pages faster. I tend to get way wrapped up in the process and get too elaborate. I want to record more memories and that means sometimes being able to do quick pages. Honestly, Emma doesn't care how fancy the page is, she is just tickled to see a page about herself. That is why I love sketches, I can make them as elaborate as I want or as simple as I want, either way, I end up with a great page. With this page, I only spent about 30 minutes on it, which trust me, is a real record!
I varied my page from the original sketch a bit by using a vertical photo instead of the two vertical photos. I also switched sides between the photo and journal block. Since Emma was facing toward the right, I felt like the photo looked better on left so that Emma was facing toward the center of the page.
For embellishments, I used these fun pinwheels by BasicGrey that cooridinate with the patterned paper. I also used two different styles of Thickers for my title. I also hand wrote my journaling on a small paper strip. I am still struggling with journaling on pages. This is a bunch for me!
- patterned paper: BasicGrey Sweet Threads Fashionista, Must Have, I Need, and Retro Clutch
- alpha letters: American Crafts Thickers Salutations and Bliss
- cardstock border strips: Bazzill Basics Just the Edge Vanilla
- ribbon: unknown
- embellishments: BasicGrey Sweet Threads Wheels
- ink: Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress Ink