Thursday, August 2, 2018

Together / Page Maps Guest Designer

Hello again, friends!  I'm very excited about being the August Guest Designer over at Page Maps!  I've followed Becky Fleck and her amazing sketches for years.  I have a few of her sketch books, and using her sketches is how I got started with scrapbooking. I chose this fun grid sketch to work with, and it helped me create a design I probably otherwise wouldn't have made.  Thanks to Becky for having me!

I used some of my older stash for this page.  I dug through a few of my Hip Kit Club leftovers from last summer and found a few Project Life cards and patterned papers to begin with.  I wanted to follow the sketch as closely as possible, so I wanted to keep the journaling spot in the lower left.  I found a lined PL card and used a blue frame over it.  Instead of using the scalloped circles in the sketch, I created some palm fronds.  Our patio has a lot of palm trees, and since the photos are of my girls on our patio, they were perfect.

I arranged my photos and cards in the main grid and then found coordinating embellishments.  The flower cluster in the center is from another PL card that I fussy cut.  I used some Pinkfresh Studio light blue puffy alphas for my title and surrounded it with a few Crate Paper sentiment stamps.  I punched the "sweet & lovely" from a Paige Evans Fancy Free paper and backed it with a blue die cut and a fussy cut flower.  Lots of random goodies meshed together here :)

I believe this frame is from Vicki Boutin as well as the ampersand.  I liked how it looked here on the side, so I kept it there and stitched through it.  I also added a little subtitle sticker here from Vicki as well.

I cut these palm fronds on my Cameo on white cardstock.  They are from an exclusive Hip Kit Club cut file from last summer.  I used a few shades of Shimmerz to color them, and then I tucked them behind the photo.

More Vicki Boutin die cuts tucked in behind this photo as well as another fussy cut Crate Paper flower.  I did machine stitch around the perimeter, just like in the sketch.

Of course I had to add some gold Color Shine!

Here you can see the dimension from all the pieces.  I added adhesive foam under each section to raise it up off the paper.

I hope this inspires you to check out Page Maps every month...there are lots of sketches and sample pages.  You will love Becky's creativity...her ideas are off the charts!  I do have a process video here if you'd like to check it out:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  See you again tomorrow :)

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