First, let me share Sketch #1 with you:
This is my take on the sketch! I closely followed the sketch by using one 4 x 6 photo, layered pieces behind the photo, similar title placement and one larger piece of paper behind everything. From there, I choose to place the strip below the photo and then add a journaling block and embellishments.
I used the May Scrapbook Kit Glitz Roadshow to create my layout. Here is a close up of one of the cool Crate Paper die cuts and that gorgeous green ribbon I mentioned!
On this close up you can see one of the exclusive Paper Bakery flair that is included in the kit!
The number strip you see here is part of the exclusive May Kit Cut File created by Laina Lamb! I cut it out of the kraft bag that my kit came in and then glued it on top of another strip cut from white cardstock.
Simply take one of the photo overlays and sandwich it inside your desired embossing folder.
Run it through your embossing machine.
And ta-da! It is embossed with some gorgeous texture!!! Now all you have to do is adhere it to your layout. I found staples to work really well for attaching the overlays. Some of the staples are hidden behind other embellishments and the main photo, while others are visible.
The next fun technique is with the green ribbon. Begin by lightly misting it with water.
Wad it and wrinkle it up in your hand.
Keep squeezing and wrinkling and then set it to the side to dry. If you want to speed up the drying process carefully dry it with your heat tool. Be cautious not to get to close to the ribbon so that you don't risk burning it. Once dry, it is ready to use!
Here are the details for playing along with us using the sketch:
Most importantly we want you to have fun, because that is the most important part of the challenge!
1.) Sketch Challenges will be twice a month. Play along once for a chance to win the monthly prize OR play along twice to double your chances of winning the monthly prize.
2.) Make a layout or project utilizing the sketch. Be creative and have fun!!! Using Paper Bakery kits are not required to play.
3.) Take a picture and link it up on the sidebar of The Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget by the due date May 19.
4.) Winners are chosen at random and will be posted on our Facebook page and on our blog. Make sure to follow us on both to find out if you are the winner!!!
I hope you enjoyed the tutorials I shared with you today! I also can't wait to see what you create and share with us using the sketch!