Starting with a Sketch with Amanda-jayne Baldwin!

We love how easy it can be to create a new layout with a sketch, and we’ve got just the class for you if you love working with sketches, too! Our latest From Sketch To Finish Vol. 4 Digital Class is our biggest sketch class yet, featuring 50 sketches, 10 talented contributors and 20 inspiring layouts to get your ready to create in a time-crunch. Today, design team member Amanda-jayne Baldwin is with us to share how she used one of our class sketches to create a beautiful layout about being thankful. Let’s take a look at what she created:
Hi friends! It’s Amanda here, and boy-oh-boy was I excited to dive into the all new From Sketch To Finish Vol. 4 Digital Class! Like previous volumes, this edition is jam packed full of fabulous sketches and inspiration to ignite your creativity and take the tricky decision-making out of the design process, not to mention there’s a ton of gorgeous sample layouts from a very talented array of paper artists! Trust me when I say, you need this class in your digital library!
It’s no secret that I LOVE a good sketch, it’s kinda like an easy Sunday morning! Simply print out your fave sketch from the PDF, and go! Here’s my take on Sketch 20 with our current November Kit and add-ons:

Supplies | November 2018 Kit, November Labels, This Season Phrase StickersNavy Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Thanksgiving Acrylic, Christmas Hand Drawn Acrylic Hearts, Stars and Dots Puffy Stickers, Merry and Bright 6 x 6 Paper Stack, Noteworthy – Epoxy Stickers, Family Fun – 12 x 12 paper collection
So beautiful! I altered the sketch from it’s 12″ x 12″ size to suit my 8.5″ x 11″ layout, and as such changed the dimensions of the layers beneath the photo too! Here’s a better look for you:

With a square photo, and the new Merry and Bright 6 x 6 Paper Stack being oh-so awesome, it seemed a no brainer to replace the layers beneath the photo with a 6″ inch pattern paper square. I used the beautiful green leaves pattern paper from the Family Fun 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection as my layout base, and draw on both the colors and autumnal feel of this paper to connect with my photograph, and the thankful/togetherness theme.

How amazing is that gold mirror Thanksgiving Acrylic?! It creates such a striking title and statement piece for any of your memory keeping projects! I love that despite being so shiny, it doesn’t draw your eye away from my special photograph. This is ultimately due to the clever title placement in this sketch design—see what I mean about taking the ‘tricky’ out of the process? Love it!

The top section of my photo cluster features lots of tucked in die cuts, labels and a few of the exclusive 3″ x 4″ tags from the November 2018 Kit. The pops of blue in this month’s kit coordinate beautifully with all the greens, and the Navy Puffy Alphabet Stickers are a definite fave of mine! Sunday morning scrapbooking never looked so good!
Print a sketch, add a photo and your fave Elle’s Studio products and you’ve got a recipe for paper crafting perfection! I hope I have inspired you to check out this fabulous digital class, ! Thanks for joining me today!

Grab your own digital copy of From Sketch To Finish Vol. 4 to create your own lovely layout from sketch 20, just like Amanda-jayne did!

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