Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Inspired Blueprints | Sketch 118

Welcome to another sketch release here at Inspired Blueprints! Sometimes when I'm creating a sketch, I wonder what it will look like once the design team starts creating their layouts. Will it be difficult to interpret? Will it be popular? This is one of those sketches. A lot of scrappers now use instagram (myself included) to record their daily life, so this sketch was born out of the need to use square photos. Inspired Blueprints sketches are always drawn to scale, so you know your photos are going to fit on the page! Check out the inspiring layouts created by the design team this week...
Layout by Alina Bartan
"I kept the photos in their place but instead of using journaling strips I added different kinds and sizes of patterned paper. The title is a little bit smaller than intended and it's written "Best places to see". I used some gesso underneath for more texture."
Layout by Cassie Wiscarson
"I added patterned paper. I also move the embellishments and photos around to work with my layers."
Layout by Fiona Johnstone
"I've added some extra patterned paper where the centre washi strip is and highlighted one of my photos with a frame, condensing the journaling to under the lower photo."
Layout by Leigh Penner
"I stuck very closely to the sketch, but I changed up the sizes of my photos slightly and added a large embellishment in the centre instead of the suggested journaling."
Layout by Linda Zanotto
"I did my LO as a smash double page using half size photos and stamping for the journaling. Also placed the title over the two pages. Other than that I have stayed true to the sketch."
Layout by Marlyn Ramirez
"I've stayed true to the sketch but instead of using multiple lines of journaling, I only used one line."
Layout by Naomi Isobe
"I chose the paper leaves of strawberry prominently. I've cut the photos into 3.5 in. × 3.5 in. photos, I like to make more white space."
Layout by Norine Borys
"Here's my layout for this sketch. I see that ReneeMaree and myself both went with the label makers labels for our journaling strips! I kept my layout pretty close to the sketch, but instead of running a vertical strip along the right half as the sketch shows, I subbed in another piece of paper. It was my original intent to use the whole sheet of patterned paper, but it proved to be too overbearing. This seemed like an acceptable compromise."
Layout by Renee Miller
"Here is my take on this sketch. This is a great sketch to use with your instagram pics!! I added some pattern paper behind the photos to add some fun!! The embellishments were a challenge but you cant go past washi to add fun and contrast!!"
Layout by Rikki Graziani
"I've stayed true to the sketch. Instead of 3 photos I have done 2 and added a large layered tag that we actually did on the day at Make Stuff Pretty Downunder. You cant go past a bit of Colour shine and some resist papers."
Layout by Sarah Wilkins
"I've created a Christmas page to show the love Sam had on Christmas morning for 'Olaf' the snowman, I have used lots of bling and stickles - I'm secretly a magpie - I love sparkle!!"
Layout by Steffanie Seiler
"I enlarged the photo spaces, making the two larger photos 4x5.5 each and then divided the third space into two photos, measuring 4x2.75. I moved the journaling to a tag that is tucked behind the lower photo. This was partly out of necessity since by enlarging my photos I now had less journaling space! I also used the large white space above the sketch title to create a longer, larger title. And let me just say, I loved this sketch!"
Here's sketch 118 again!

Reminder -->; This month, we've changed how you can enter to win a prize! Simply share your layout online (blog/facebook/IB gallery) and add your post url address it to the linky to this blog post. Please link your actual post url, not your blog address.

For an extra chance to win...share your layouts via instagram and pinterest. Be sure to use the hashtag #inspiredblueprints. Layouts shared via instagram will be featured right here on the side bar Inspired Blueprints blog! Keep your eye out for your creation... 
We're looking forward to seeing your creations!
Cheers, Lis.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Inspired Blueprints | Sketch 117

Mini photos and loads of white space are the key feature of this week's sketch...
Layout by Azumi Izuno
Azumi has stayed true to the sketch, creating this fun-filled layout about her son's 3rd birthday! Azumi has used mists for her background instead of paint splotches. Coincidentally, Azumi created this layout on her actual birthday. We hope you had a lovely birthday celebration Azumi!
Layout by Cassie Wiscarson
Cassie has used slightly larger photos (3.5x5) and flipped the sketch horizontally to better work with her photos. She also added extra embellishments and layers to create this fun layout about her daughter.

Layout by Elina Stromberg
Elina has stayed fairly true to the sketch, only adjusting the position of her title. Love all the little strips of paper and washi she's added too...a great way to use up those scraps!
Layout by Maria Featon
Maria has kept the orientation and size of the photos the same as the sketch, adding a texture paste background using a mask where the "splotches" are found on the sketch.
Layout by Mariko Hisazumi
Mariko has add diecut chipboard in place of the painted background shown in the sketch. I love how she has highlighted her babies holding hands by creating a love heart made from twine.
Layout by Marlyn Ramirez
After converting the sketch to 8.5x11, Marlyn didn't have any space on the top left for the title so she placed her journaling below her photos instead.

Layout by Rikki Graziani
Rikki has misted her background with 3 different Heidi Swapp Colour shines and add a texture paste doily. Instead of the tag, Rikki added  multiple layers of vellum and patterned paper. For the title, she has added a small amount of paper and a speech bubble. As you can see, this sketch looks just as effective with one photo, in place of two!

Layout by Sharryn Thomson
Sharryn had a bit of a play with this sketch by flipping it to the right and using one 4" x 6" portrait sized photo rather than the two smaller landscape sized ones. She has also tried a completely different style to what she usually does, having loads of fun using bright coloured paints, inks, stamps and washi tape to create her background. Sharryn has changed up the embellishments a little by using a chipboard sentiment as her title, placing it slightly further down from the top left of the photo. Sharryn has also omitted the journalling tag and replaced it with a few funky bits and pieces.

Layout by Tessa Wise
Tessa has stayed true to the sketch using mists and sequins to create the splatter element. Tess cut down her original background to create a smaller canvas to work on - all the white space was a little daunting for her, though she needn't have worried. Her layout looks wonderful!
The Inspired Blueprints team have done it again! Loads of inspiration this week, wouldn't you agree? Here's sketch 117 again...
Reminder --> This month, we've changed how you can enter to win a prize! Simply share your layout online (blog/facebook/IB gallery) and add your post url address it to the linky to this blog post. Please link your actual post url, not your blog address.
For an extra chance to win...share your layouts via instagram and pinterest. Be sure to use the hashtag #inspiredblueprints. Layouts shared via instagram will be featured right here on the side bar Inspired Blueprints blog! Keep your eye out for your creation... 
We're looking forward to seeing your creations!
Cheers, Lis.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Inspired Blueprints | Sketch 116

Welcome back to Inspired Blueprints for the first time in 2014! You may have noticed that things have been a little quiet around here lately. There has been lots of planning in the background to make sure we bring you loads of inspiration this year (stay tuned...it's all secret squirrels at the moment). Sketches will now be posted each Tuesday instead of Friday. This way you can print the sketches off, and get prepared for your cropping sessions later in the week!

Without further ado, I bring you sketch 116! A simple single photo sketch, with loads of room for interpretation. Pull out that feature photo, and start scrapping...

Layout by Leigh Penner
Leigh has swapped around the photo and journaling tag to suit her photo better. Love the non-traditional colours Leigh has used for this Christmassy layout.
Layout by Sarah Wilkins
Sarah has stayed true to the sketch, using loads of pretty Prima embellishments. This layout is typical "Sarah"...an every day photo of one of her boys, but with loads of bling and butterflies. See, you can add pretty embellishments to a masculine layout!
Layout by Naomi Isobe
Naomi has used this sketch to create an autumn inspired layout. Naomi has created the fallen leaves by using a Sizzix die and Martha Stewart punches. To add further dimension, Naomi has the leftover punched cardstock as a mask, inking more leaves in brown.
Layout by Norine Borys
Norine has stayed pretty true to this week's sketch, just adding a mini photo and some journaling to the embellishment cluster at the top corner. As a result of moving her scrap space and rediscovering some things, she's been able to include a lot of older products from her stash! That's the great thing about clusters...little bits of everything can be used, no matter how old or new it is. Together they look fresh and fun!
Layout by Renee Miller
To add a modern twist to Renee's Christmas photo, she has used washi tape in black to add a little interest to the page. Renee has also added some bling for a little more Christmas some magic on her page. The mdf words really pop on the black washi! This is a sketch is so versatile, easy to use and convert to 8.5x11!!
Layout by Fiona Johnstone
The branches in this sketch are what inspired Fiona's whole layout. Fiona has kept the basic design of the sketch, reversing it to suit her photo. Fiona has also added lots of paper layers behind her photo. The colours and doilies really enhance this pretty layout.
Layout by Rikki Graziani
Rikki has remained true to the sketch, creating this simple and effective layout. Rikki has added plenty of fussy cut flowers, and an oversized title. Love the little fussy cut flower at the end of her title.
Layout by Steffanie Seiler
Steffanie has moved the photo to the right side of the page, and changed the embellishments to suit the theme of her layout. In every other aspect, you can still see the basic sketch design is intact. I love the sprinkling of wood veneer stars...they're Steffanie's favorite embellishment at the moment!
All I can say is WOW! The Inspired Blueprints team have knocked this sketch out of the park! Loads of inspiration this week, wouldn't you agree? Here's sketch 116 again...

This month, we're also changing up how you can enter to win a prize! Simply share your layout online (blog/facebook/IB gallery) and add your post url address it to the linky to this blog post. Please link your actual post url, not your blog address.
For an extra chance to win...share your layouts via instagram and pinterest. Be sure to use the hashtag #inspiredblueprints. Layouts shared via instagram will be featured right here on the side bar Inspired Blueprints blog! Keep your eye out for your creation... 
We're looking forward to seeing your creations!
Cheers, Lis.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Inspired Blueprints | Sketch 115

 


Good morning.... how are we all going? Its getting to the business end of the silly season and its Friday so you know what that means another sketch reveal for Inspired Blueprints with #115. This layout is perfect for those 6x4 photos and quick enough if you need to do a shadow box for a present....
 
So grab a cuppa and see what the talented design team has done with this sketch.
 
 
Layout by Elina Stromberg 
Elina flipped the sketch and used a bit smaller photos. Also changed the position of the journaling tag. She started they background by gluing down lots and lots of feathers. What a fun project!!!
 
 
Layout by Rikki Graziani
Rikki has kept the feel of the design and has used smaller 3x4 photos with some additional layers to the layout, and has done a watercolour background with some stamping.
 
 
Layout by Sharryn Thomson
Sharryn loved this sketch as she could fit more photos than her usual one on the page. Sharryn used three smaller sized photos and kept them all in landscape format and added her embellishments under the photo on the right leaving her some lovely negative space. Instead of using all journaling tags as the sketch suggests, she used a die cut for her title and some Project Life cards she cut down to suit the theme of her layout.
 
 
Layout by Maria Featon
Maria has turned the sketch 90 degrees clockwise to suit the orientation of her photos. She used tickets instead of the tags, but Maria kept the rosettes just as they are in the sketch. The title was added to her photo on an iphone app before she had it printed. 
 
 
Layout by Tessa Wise
Tessa scrapped some of the family selfies they took on a recent hiking trip. She didn't stray from the sketch- just added some extra embellishments and tags.
 
 
Layout by Sarah Wilkins
"Sometimes when it cold and gloomy in the UK its nice to scrap some warm summer beach photos"
Sarah has used lots of stamping on this page, including one of her favourite Ali Edwards stamps.
 
 
Layout by Cassie Wiscarson
Cassie has made this sketch into a wonderful double layout, by stretching out the sketch and has added the perfect amount of layers and misting to the layout.
 
 
Layout by Marlyn Ramirez
Marlyn has stayed true to the sketch. She has used a digital kit by Kathy Winters Designs' Mr. Holly Jolly. Marlyn didn't have a lot of tags so she just added more elements in place of those tags in the sketch.
 

Upload your layouts into the Inspired Blueprints gallery for your chance to win one of our fabulous monthly prizes. For an extra chance to win...share your layouts via instagram and pinterest. Be sure to use the hashtag #inspiredblueprints. Layouts shared via instagram will be featured right here on the side bar Inspired Blueprints blog! Keep your eye out for your creation...

 
Here's sketch #115 again...we're looking forward to seeing your takes.
 
 
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