Sketch Day with Nicole Kerr

Hello crafty friends! It’s Nicole here and today I’m working with a gorgeous sketch for my inspiration using some of my favorite September kit and add-ons. Here’s a look at the sketch that I’ll be following today:

I love the repeating shape on the bottom of this sketch. For my project, I’ll be focusing a lot in that area. I’ll also be following this sketch pretty closely and only make a few adjustments.

Supplies | September 2021 Kit, September 2021 Labels, Autumn Die Cuts, Autumn Puffy Hearts, Thankful Paper Stack, Home Sewn Stitches Stamp, Banners Metal Dies, Nesting Tags Metal Die

As I mentioned, I love the repeated pattern on the bottom of the sketch. This would be very easy to re-create using square pieces of patterned paper. For my project, I chose to use all of the banners in the Autumn Die Cuts along with creating some additional solid color banners, using the Banners Metal Dies and the Thankful Paper Stack. Using the solid color banners, I added those under the die cut pieces to create more tone-on-tone dimension and help fill the white space. In some places I even popped banners up on foam adhesive to give it even more lift. I also used the circle stitched stamp from the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp to add pops of grey behind those banners and also the top and side of my page.

For the top of my page, I used the teal stitched paper from the Thankful Paper Stack as my background. I brought in different 3 x 4 inch tags from the September Kit for my title card and journaling card. The “Hello Autumn” orange tag is perfect for this title. I love cards like this where the words and phrases make a bold statement. It makes it easy to trim down and use it for a title for any layout or project.  I also used a few of the die cut labels in the September Kit to add “the best” and “love,”  which were the perfect additions to this part of my layout. I also used the “Having Fun” tag from the kit and the Nesting Tags Metal Die to make it into a tag to journal on.

I used a photo of my son playing in the leaves on the upper left portion of my layout.  To draw more attention to it and make it more of a focal point since there is so much going on in this layout, I added a few of the die cut leaves from the Autumn Die Cuts and layered them around his photo. I also added layers of patterned papers under the photo and layered a banner and September Label on top of the photo. 

Lastly, I added stitched stamping around the top portion of my spread using the Home Sewn Stitches Stamp and several of the Autumn Puffy Hearts. I love these added pops of texture and color.

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope I’ve inspired you to take this sketch and make it your own! Be sure to share your creation in our Facebook Group or on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio so we can see how you interpreted this sketch and made it your own!