Sketch Thursday : 7.28.11

This week marks the first time the work of our new design team is featured on the ES blog – I’m thrilled to be able to share more from them!  This layout, from design team member Marcy Penner, first caught my eye because of it’s subject matter.  I just started running and while I don’t love it, I will admit I always feel so much better after doing it!  Marcy’s layout has so many bits and pieces that drew me in – stitching, splatters of paint – and I love the scalloped edge she created along the left side.

This week”s sketch features two prominent spaces for photos or photos and journaling – your call!  This is the perfect opportunity to dig into your stash of embellishments and tags and put them to work on your layout.

I chose to use both large spaces in the sketch to house photos of my daughter and her much loved aunt.  I positioned my title in the same area but also took a few different twists on my layout.  Instead of three scallops along the left side of the layout, I mimicked the embellishment idea by using three butterflies.  I also chose to put my journaling above one of my photos and tucked ES tags along not only the top but also the bottom of my vertical photo.  To bring everything togther, I created a frame around everything with small strips of cardstock.
Other product used : Studio Calico’s Summer Camp kit.
One glimpse at the bow on this layout from design team member Leslie Ashe and I was smitten!  I love that she substituted ribbon for the piece of cardstock that Marcy used in the original layout.  She included the three scalloped elements with the bow but what an amazing transformation!
Leslie says, “The sketch – in general, totally inspired me to step out of my box. Why you ask? I have a hard time scrapping with sketches. It’s true! Weird, huh?  But really…I love seeing them and what people do with them. So when I get one and get the chance to work with them – it’s me, stepping out of my creation box with a little “nudge” if you can say.  I had a blast with this one – the circles are my faves. I LOVE scrapping with circles.”
Looking for an incentive to use our sketch this week? We can help with that! Post a link to your layout created using this Sketch Thursday sketch for your chance to win a $5 ES gift certificate. Link must be posted by 11:59p on Wednesday, August 3, 2011.
Gift certificate can be used towards purchase of products only and can NOT be used for shipping charges. Gift certificate balance must be used in a single transaction.
Congratulations to last week’s winner :
papirdiva, please e-mail me the following information to : melanie [at] shopellesstudio [dot] com by 7.27.11 and I’ll get you your gift certificate!
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Contest : 7.21 Sketch Thursday