Similar to June's Blog Hop, this blog hop is center around a sketch provided by the uber talented Amanda! Here's the sketch:
This was a great sketch but I did have to make some minor changes to it in order for it to work with the patterned papers I chose. The original dimensions covered too much of my background paper and I really wanted to see the McDonald Lodge ledger more, so everything was shrunk down just a little to work with it.
In Amanda's sketch, she had the title situated on a cardstock/patterned paper block but once again, I didn't want to cover up that much of the star paper, so I omited the block and adhered my title directly to the square block. I also replaced the stitches on the sketch with birds and butterflies on my layout.
Now because I had shrunk quite a bit down, it meant I didn't have as much room at the bottom for all the borders so using a border punch, I punched the starred paper with a border punch and then added some twine to give it a layer look.
I know I made a couple of changes but that is the joy of sketches! you can copy them directly, modify them slightly to fit your needs, or use them as a creative springboard to come up with something completely different. If you are not a user of sketches I highly recommend giving them a try. They are a lot of fun and you will be surprise how inspiring they can be!
So how about a little giveaway? Leave a comment and become a follower and you will be entered to win a fun scrappy prize! I will randomly draw a name on Monday morning so be sure to check back to see if you have won!
Now for the next stop on your blog hop, please head on over to very funny and super talented Kathy!
If you'd like to be entered in the prize for the entire hop, after you've completed a layout based off the sketch, return to Amanda's blog to add your link!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon - Campfire Collection; Alphabet Stickers: Basic Grey - Letter Stickers and October Afternoon - Mini Market; Embellishments: October Afternoon - Campfire Cardstock Stickers, Eyelets, and Twine; Sketch: Amanda Sherman; Tools: EK Success Binding Edge Edger Punch and Cropodile.