I hope that you've been following along with the Got Sketch blog as we've been sharing christmas projects based on the many sketches that Valerie has created.
Her sketches are all linked HERE.
The sketch that I chose to work with is #69. Here's my take on it.
My photo had quite a bit of green in it as did my choice of patterned papers so I used a red piece of cardstock to add a vibrant punch of color. I also picked up on the turquoise in the background paper and used that a few times to add visual interest.
I changed up the journaling strips that were on the sketch for a tag.
I used a stylus and scored lines on the backside of the cardstock then sanded the embossed image. Threading twine through the hole of the tags adds texture as well.
To add dimension to my layout so that it's not so 'flat' looking I used foam/pop dots to some of the die-cuts while others I adhered flat.
In the sketch there's a row of dots above the photo. I replaced that by using an embossing template across the red piece of cardstock on my layout. I actually debossed instead of embossing (which is when the image is indented rather than raised).Supplies: Patterned papers, die-cuts, red Glam Rocks (Imaginisce); Cardsotck (Core'dinations Colorcore); embossing folders (Cuttlebug, Provo Craft), letter stickers (My Little Shoebox), pop dots (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L), circle punches (Ek Success), twine (Divine Twine)
Make sure to check the blog as there's a ton of amazing projects! You won't be disappointed!