Friday, March 1, 2013

Stuck on U Sketch Blog Hop: Laugh

Hello to all!  Welcome to another small part of the exciting Blog Hop by Stuck on U Sketches that begins this weekend. Here is the sketch we used...



This is my translation...

 
 My husband bought an antique bike that Justin and his friends had to try out.  They had a ball trying to ride it . It is not as easy as it looks.   Peope in that era had to of been in great shape.
 
I varied from the sketch but, only a little.  Instead of banners all the way down the side, I shortened them to make room for the tree and bike die cut.   The papers were from My Minds Eye and their "The Sweetest Thing" collection.  The die cuts are from Silhouette.  The stickers are from Bo Bunny.  The enamel dots are from Prima.   Here are some more of the design details...
 
Mirroring the images in your picture with die cuts provides unity in design.
 
Here I made the tree and bike. 
 
 

 They were laughing so I used that for the title.  The title wasn't showing up well enough so, I made a frame to go around it to give it more emphaisis and to bring in the color gold to mirror what was up top.
 
Embellish your die cuts to unify the desing to your page.

 Here I took a small scrap and wrapped it around the bike to make streamers in the colors of the page.  It gave it more purpose in the die cut and the bike then did not stick out like a sore thumb like it did without that small element. It is now part of the picture.
 
Here, I added enamel dots and a flower to the banners to give them emphasis and to complete another triangle to give focus to the picture and to balance the colors of brown
and gold that are in the bike and title
 
Give your embellishments purpose by placing them where they pull focus to where you want it.
 

I layered the bike on the good times label that is under the bike in the photo.  Without the die cut, the bike totally escapes you when you first look at the picture.
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Place clusters of embellishments in a triangle around the photo
 
Here is one of the triangles in this design. Do you see the others?
 
What I am hoping you walk away with, after viewing this, is that it is fun and effective to use die cuts and embellishments  to  give them purpose to the overall designs of your page other than just filling it.   Here, I did so by selection, placement, embellishment  and color.
 
Next on the list is awesome Stephanie.  Head over to her blog next to see what she has done with the sketch. 
 
Thanks for stopping by.
 

21 comments:

annette said...

love your LO .. such fun .. terrific tree & penny farthing bicycle .. cheers

Tracy said...

So cute! Great layout! Love what you dd with the sketch!

scrappinlil said...

Love your take on the sketch...very beautiful. Love the bicycle and the added embellies...TFS

Margie said...

Great use of all the different papers! And thanks a bunch for the useful "triangle" tips! That's going to be a big help to me in future layouts. I struggle with large layouts and I really think that your tips will come in handy. By the way....GREAT photo!

Esther said...

Beautiful layout!!!! Love that tree!!!! And the colors are fab!!!

Stephanie said...

Amazing LO.Your photos and all your embellishments really compliment each other Your placement is perfect, and I really appreciate the tips.

Wendy said...

What a fun layout! Thanks for all the tips. Your mix of patterns is wonderful!

magicwanda said...

Holly, such a fun happy bright layout!
Great job

Donna said...

Loving all the details!...fab page :)

Sherry said...

What a fun layout. You've done really great with your layering. Great cools too.

Sherry

Patries said...

Suoer layout, love the tree in the front!

Nanne said...

Absolutely Wonderful layout Holly.. Love the triangle idea and I'm gonna have to take that to heart :)
hugs
Nanné

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

COOLNESS!
What a wonderful unique and happy page!
LOVE this Holly!
The colors are just the best with that VERY happy
photo!

xoxo

flowerdisco said...

your layout is so much fun. i love the corner where you have the bike, the tree and the smaller tree on the paper. looks so good.

flowerdisco said...

sorry, i meant the flower next to the tree...i did not want you to think i was nutty, hehe even i ma. LOL.

Sandi Cl~ said...

This is so cute and I love your helpful design tips! Such a seriously great photo!

Laura Gilhuly said...

Totally fun and adorable layout!

Tracey said...

Love your layout Holly....the tree and bike are so cool! I had never thought of the triangle rule.....thanks so much for the tips I will have to try it!

DaileyScrapper said...

Beautiful. Love how you arranged everything.
Yvette

Charlotte Brochu said...

Really like the papers that you used here! So pretty! Cute dies too!

Fern said...

Holly, I love your layout!! The layers are amazing and what a cute photo!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!!