Sketch Day with Junell Kruzel

Hello Friends! It’s Junell here. Wow! I was lucky enough to start off with Sketch Day for my first Elle’s Studio blog post!

I love sketches! They make it so easy to jump right in and get started with no fear of the blank page. You can stick to the original sketch or you can flip it, mirror it, shrink it, enlarge it, or use half of it. It’s a jumping off point so the possibilities are endless. Let’s take a look at our first sketch of the month:

For January’s sketch, I chose to shrink it some and shift it to the bottom left of my 12″ x 12″ page.

Supplies | January 2021 KitTrue Love Stickers, Chipboard Label Stickers, Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers, Love You Wood VeneerAll My Heart Wood Veneers, XOXO 6 x 8.5 Inch Paper StackHugs and Kisses Stamp, Daily Tabs Stamp

To prep my white background and add some interest, I used a couple quick sprays of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in the color Sweet Mint. It matches the aqua color in the XOXO Paper Stack quite well.

I chose what pictures I wanted to use and printed them out at home. I really have been loving a mix of color and black and white photos on the same layout. Instead of keeping the photos in squares like the original sketch, I opted to print them at 3″ x 4″. I then chose two 3″ x 4″ tags from the January 2021 Kit. One included lines that were perfect for journaling and the other, a perfect sentiment for the layout. I just added the word “you” using the Red Puffy Alphabet Stickers to make a complete sentence.

I knew that I wanted to use the Love You Wood Veneer piece as my title so I positioned it above the journaling lines and it perfectly overlapped the other three sections. Once I adhered the two pictures, the two tags, and the title to the first patterned paper from the XOXO Paper Stack, I wanted to add pops of color and layer it up to add some interest. I adhered the white with black heart paper at an angle and then added my favorite striped paper. I used both sheets that came in the pack, but gutted what you cannot see because I love this paper and want to use it again! I used roller adhesive to glue it all down.

Now, you can’t have a “Love You” themed page without hearts, right? I used the Hugs and Kisses Stamp to stamp hearts in black to match the black and white heart paper and also used the All My Heart Wood Veneers. I placed them in a visual triangle around my grid.

Because I shifted my grid to the bottom left of my page, I needed to add something to the top right so it wouldn’t feel unbalanced. I had fun layering up some die cuts from the January 2021 Kit, True Love Stickers and more stamps, of course!

I finished up by adding my journaling and the date using the Daily Tabs Stamp. I hope you enjoyed seeing my version of this month’s sketch! I cannot wait to see what fun things you do with it! Enjoy!

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