Sketch Day Two Ways with Jennie McGarvey & Nathalie Leonelli

Happy sketch day! Today we’ve invited two different team members—Nathalie Leonelli and Jennie McGarvey, to share their takes on this week’s sketch using our newest November 2021 kit and add-ons! First, let’s take a look at the sketch:

Now, let’s see what Nathalie and Jennie created, showing off the versatility of the sketch!

Hello scrappy friends, it’s Nathalie and I’m here to share my interpretation of this great sketch using several of the November stamps, add-ons and more!

Supplies | Jane Tile Alphabet Cardstock Stickers – Red, Red Cardstock Label Stickers, Cozy Home Wood Veneers, Wonder Paper Stack, Warm Solids Paper Stack, A Merry Moment Stamp, Monthly Numbers Stamp, Autumn Tab Stamp, Large Jane Alphabet Stamp – Outline, Large Jane Alphabet Metal Die

The first thing I noticed with the sketch was the large title on the right and the multiple photos on the left which, in my mind, looked perfect for a traveler’s notebook format. 

For the big title, I created an ombré effect using three sheets from the Warm Solids Paper Stack, my Large Jane Alphabet Stamps and matching Metal Die. I love the result on the dark green paper from the Wonder Paper Stack.

For the left page, I’ve adapted the sketch to my needs and my subject, but I kept the multiple square photos and the labels. This looser approach allowed me to layer more elements.

I added my favorite circle stamps from both A Merry Moment Stamp and Monthly Numbers Stamp not only to bring the light pink on this side of the spread but also to create a contrasting visual triangle on the page.

I love working with sketches, and I hope my project inspires you to give this one a try. I can not wait to see what Jennie has created with it!

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Hello!  It’s Jennie McGarvey and I’m here with a take on this fantastic sketch.  If you recall, I’ve mentioned before that sketches intimidate me. For some reason, that was not at all the case with this great sketch. I think it might be that I was very inspired, nearly immediately, by the fact that I could turn this one into a standard size traveler’s notebook layout!

Supplies | November 2021 KitNovember LabelsHoliday Fun Stickers, Puffy Heart and Star Stickers, Fa La La Acrylic, Wonder Paper Stack

Now that you’ve seen the sketch and my layout, can you see what I mean? I knew I could slice this one and make two separate pages and they are perfect together and great on their own. What a win!

The left-hand side holds the ever-important photos and the sort of sub-title. I knew that I didn’t want to make the sub-title with the actual title, the Fa La La Acrylic, so I simply added it on the left using the November Labels. I know it’s pretty unusual, but it worked perfectly this way with the sketch.

The Puffy Heart and Star Stickers are basically one of my favorite Elle’s Studio products ever. I LOVE the shapes and that there is an outline sticker and the inside shape.  The colors are so versatile, too. They are the perfect accent for the very bold FA LA LA title, without competing with it at all.

Speaking of the title, isn’t that Fa La La Acrylic beautiful?  I absolutely love the size and how playful and neutral it is.  You can use it in so many different ways in your holiday layouts!

Are you going to try your hand at this sketch? I hope you will—it’s really fun and versatile, plus includes spots for multiple photos! Please share your layout with us on Instagram using the hashtag #EllesStudio or in the Elle’s Studio Facebook Group!

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