Sunday, July 4, 2010

Sunday Sketch, Guest Designers & Me

Happy 4th of July! I'm sure you have noticed that banners and flags are really hot right now so I thought it would be fun to create a sketch that included some. You may want to check out the NEW Birthday Bash collection from Imaginisce, because it has the cutest little banner flags in the world. Stay tuned for some projects from me this week showcasing the collection.

The designers did a fabulous job on the sketch this week, let's take a look.
Teresa Fenstermacher is our primary designer this week and I know many of you have seen her around the world wide web as Teresa Jaye. Her work this week is really special and I love the photos of her grandson with both of his great important moment in time. Here is a little bit about Teresa, " I began scrapbooking "the way we do now" in 2004 when my daughter expressed an interest in scrapbooking her college years. I thought I'd join her and just do one album with some of my favorite pictures of my girls growing up. Ha, ha, ha - snagged and hooked! We've both been happily scrapping ever since! The reason I say "the way we do now" is because really I've been scrapbooking all along with bits of wrapping paper, elements from greeting cards, and journaling on pretty colored paper. I wasn't a bit afraid of trimming the photos either! "
Here is what Teresa had to day about working with the sketch this week, "When I opened Liz's email with this week's sketch, I breathed a sigh of relief! I love Liz's sketches and use a LOT of them, but sometimes I'm a little intimidated. Not so wit this sketch! It was simple and linear with just enough hints for embellishment placement - just perfect for me. "

Some close ups of Teresa's work.
A bit more from Teresa, "I would say my style is clean and linear. No matter how hard I try to emulate the happy chaos of a grungy, distressed, catawampus page, I cannot do it. I do love how other artists pull off that look though. Recently, I've been using sketches and find they really save me a lot of time and stress. Having a sketch to work from frees me to move to the next step of picking out and playing with paper and embellishments,"

Please visit Teresa's blog Teresa Jaye is Here to Play for more information about her and details about her work.

Asuncion Houssett is back again this week with her wonderful take on the sketch. Here is what she had to say about her project, "I created by my layout with one sheet of blue Bazzill cardstock and one double sided sheet of an S.E.I. Kitten's Garden paper. I just cut the sheet into strips and reversed the sides. I also used one of my Martha Stewart punches for some detail."
Please visit Asuncion's blog Le Scrap d' Asun for more information about her and details about her work.

Me - I got a chance to play along this week and had a great time with this sketch. There are more details and close ups about my project in the post below.
This is the first sketch for the July sketch challenge which I will post later this week after I announce the winner from the June challenge.

Thank you so much for stopping by.


Sandy Davis said...

Love the sketch and the ladies layouts are great inspiration!

Kathy said...

Great sketch, and what wonderfully inspiring pages. Thanks, gals!

BabyBokChoy said...

I don't think it's possible to use one of your sketches and create an average layout, they are all stunning!! And lots of credit to the sketch maker for the most wonderful designs to begin with!

Melinda Spinks said...

What a wonderful selection of takes on your sketch Liz. The banner is too cute indeed... I know it is 'out there' at the moment but it's still something I've yet to tackle. Might just have to give your sketch a whirl.

Aphra said...

Spectacular reveal, Liz!!! That banner is fabulous.

Romy said...

Hi Liz,

What an amazing sketch this was! I started off with it yesterday, but my layout turned out totally different... I think the banner is usually the only thing that is both in the sketch and in my layout....but hey, at least I had fun making this layout, LOL. I'm not quite sure how to post a link to my layout, so I'll just post it here, in my comment:

Kathy said...

Here's my take on this fabulous sketch! Loved the banner and the staggered pps on this one!

~Christina~ said...

I LOVED the sketches this month so far. You are extremely talented girl! Here is my take: