Sketch Friday with Elsie Robinson

Hey friends! It’s Elsie here with my layout based on this week’s sketch. I used the August 2019 kits to create this page.elsie-sep6-layout-1.jpg

I love working with sketches for two reasons… Sketches are such a helpful jumping off points if you’re in a bit of a creative rut, and secondly, they also encourage you to create designs which you would never have attempted otherwise! This week’s sketch was definitely a super inspiring one for me!


Much like the sketch dictates, I created a central vertical design. And working with this week’s Fall theme, I had the idea to create an Autumnal page with falling leaves as the main design element. I used a lot of leaf die-cuts from the Pink Paislee floral ephemera pack in the Embellishment kit, which I arranged down my page from yellow, to orange, to pink, to purple and to blue.


Although the sketch only has one picture, I decided to use two. I used some of the Pretty Little Studio frame die-cuts (from the Main Kit) to frame my photos. I printed my photos in black and white, so they would stand out amongst all of the colour!


I embellished with the tone-on-tone technique, which creates a very layered look. The Truly Grateful phrase thickers (from the Main kit) were so useful when embellishing this layout. Not only did I use the orange phrase ‘Rise & Shine’ as my title, but all of the extra dot, star and heart stickers were the perfect embellishment to use in spaces where I needed a pop of colour.


Finally, the sketch also has some mixed media work on the background, but instead I used the watercolour swatch Pretty Little Studio clear stickers (from the Embellishment kit) to add some splotches of colour on my background!


Make sure you check out more inspiration using this week’s sketch in the HKC Member Forum group on Facebook.

Thanks for stopping by!

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