Don’t we all just love our fellow scrappers? Here at Little Black Dress Kit Club we do. It doesn’t matter if you scrapbook your kids, your work, your friends, your pets…we all have something to learn and the best way to do that is to see someone else doing it differently. That’s what’s so fun about doing a sketch challenge. One of our design team members, Keri Babbitt, put together a sketch this month…and that was the beginning of the May 2012 Sketch Challenge. Some of our designers put together 12×12 layouts and you’ll get to check them out today!
Keri Babbitt designed the sketch challenge:
She also created a 12×12 layout using the sketch. Valerie O’Neall and Ginny Hughes also put together layouts. (For more of any of the LBD Design Team Members access links to their own blogs/sites on the right of the blog roll). All of the gals used products from their May 2012 Time Flies scrapbook kit from Little Black Dress Kit Club for the sketch challenge. Each month’s kit is unique, but each month’s kit also contains a general supply of coordinating scrapbook paper, alphas, embellishments, trims and vintage miscellaneous items (that many claim are their favorite aspect of the entire monthly kit club). So consider that when you see the two following layouts using the same basic sketch idea and a cache of matching scrapbook products!
Valerie’s Potty Training 12×12 Layout:
Favorite aspects of this layout? The painted on pattern of circles, the spot of color from the title, the stitching on the photos, the embellishments and the outer edge of the page AND…the fact that her journaling is oh, so truthful. Potty training IS exhausting.
Check out the closeups:
All the details…
Potty Training (for sketch challenge)
Little Black Dress May kit
patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper | comment sticker & #2 sticker: Heidi Swapp
non-kit items: cardstock: American Crafts | paint: Plaid | mist: Studio Calico | title font: Geometry Soft Pro | Silhouette SD, vintage typewriter, date stamp
Now to check out Ginny’s masterpiece…
The Smile 12×12 Layout from Ginny:
Favorite aspects of this layout? The date stamping on the bottom left corner (simple and clever), the use of the almighty paper clip as a scrapbook embellishment (YES, use what you’ve got!), the buckled trim, the echoing of the “banner” look at the edge of the trim and in the “banners” at the top right of the page, and the use of a second paper to generate a border around the main 12×12 page.
Check out the closeups:
all the details…
Smile-FOR THE MAY SKETCH
non kit items
paper clips-office supply
And finally…back to the original design team gal, Keri Babbitt!
Keri created the Beauties 12×12 Layout for the May 2012 sketch challenge at Little Black Dress Kit Club:
Ahhh…So fun to see where all the ladies took the sketch, don’t you think? Keri utilized several different embellishments from the kit including the polaroid photo borders (Heidi Swapp), the amazing color absorbing alphas, and a variety of papers. I love the detail that Keri added by creating the two different types of circles as well as her use of the polaroid look mattes as journaling area. I also love that she threw in a couple pops of color amid her circle arrangement with teeny buttons.
All the details:
Little Black Dress May 2012 kit
Patterned paper: Melissa Frances, My Mind’s Eye | Frames, letter stickers, labels, rub- ons: Heidi Swapp | Wooden ticket: Prima | Other: Heidi Swapp packaging | buttons Non-Kit Items: hole punch | gel pen: Sakura | thread | spray ink: October Afternoon
We love seeing all the different styles of the different design team members and it’s never so evident as when they all play the Sketch Challenge game! Watch for more projects coming soon!