Big Bite layout by Jennifer Grace

Elle’s Studio Sketch Projects

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, as I’m busy preparing for my Frosty Festivities free blog event! (If you missed out on the details, see HERE, where there’s also a giveaway with a few days left to enter!). I’ve been watching festive movies while I’m crafting to get me in the mood – I used to say Christmas must not be mentioned until December, but since I discovered blogging I start earlier and earlier!

To remind me that it is still Autumn at the moment, here’s a few non-Christmas projects, starting with a Thanks card with a few leaves for fall! All 3 projects on today’s post use Elle’s Studio sketches, which I love to work with – though my projects usually end up busier than the sketch!

Best Friends Thanks Card:

Best Friend Thanks card by Jennifer Grace

This card is based on the most recent Sketch from Thursday 31st October:

Elle's Studio sketch 10.31

I thought it was an excellent opportunity to use the ‘thanks’ bunting from the Everyday Greetings Printables! I used lots of happy colours from different Elle’s collections, and I think the leaves add the perfect ‘fall’ touch. A couple of the leaves are stuck flat, and a couple are on pop-dots, to add depth.

Big Bite Layout: 

Big Bite layout by Jennifer Grace

I started with the Sketch from the 3rd of October for this page:

Elle's Studio sketch 10.03

My son absolutely loves fruit, he will happily munch down a whole apple, core and all! I added lots of lovely gems and sequins, but the bold colours stop it from looking girly:

Big Bite layout by Jennifer Grace

For the lines behind the photo on the sketch I used lots of branding strips – I love how Elle’s Studio papers come with one patterned side of the branding strip:

Big Bite layout by Jennifer Grace

I stitched some Day-To-Day Tidbits together to make some bunting, and stuck them on with pop-dots (the pie-chart makes me think of apple pie!):

Big Bite layout by Jennifer Grace

Be the Belle Layout:

Be the Belle layout by Jennifer Grace

This layout was based on the Sketch from Thursday October 24th:

Elle's Studio sketch 10.24

This page has a photo of my sister from the joint Disney-themed birthday party we had last year. She looked gorgeous as Belle from Beauty and the Beast:

Be the Belle layout by Jennifer Grace

I hid some journaling about my sister and our Disney love:

Be the Belle layout by Jennifer Grace

And as her birthday was the big 21 I made sure to include that number on the page, with a few gems around it of course:

Be the Belle layout by Jennifer Grace

I have made a page before with another sheet of this You & Me ‘Chalk Love’ paper, you can see the previous page HERE. I bought a second sheet of the paper because I loved it so much, and by rotating the paper for this layout, and using much bolder colours, I’ve ended up with a very different page. The layouts will be in separate albums too so that’s okay!

So there we go, a few non-festive projects before this blog is overrun with winter and Christmas inspiration!

What do you think of my takes on the Elle’s Studio sketches? Do you ever follow sketches – if so do you stick close to the original or change-it-up a lot?

Bye for now, Jennifer x

  • Lisa Swift

    Such a great collection of pages!

    November 4, 2013 at 6:29 pm
  • lilgik

    Beautiful projects, I especially love your Be the Belle layout!

    November 4, 2013 at 7:07 pm
  • senoritascrapper

    Great pages! I really like “big bite”.

    November 4, 2013 at 8:55 pm
  • Just love all the bright colours.

    November 4, 2013 at 10:22 pm
  • Now there is a young man who knows what us good for him! You have created such bright and cheerful pages here … I do love all the little hits!

    November 4, 2013 at 11:07 pm
  • Tammy Hayes Thompson

    I love the colours in these projects and the details are wonderful. Very inspirational! TFS!

    November 5, 2013 at 3:46 am
  • Wow your layouts are stunning.
    I love the colours, the papers, the embellishments, but most of all the photos.
    Gorgeous layouts.
    Such a pretty card as well 🙂

    November 5, 2013 at 5:02 am
  • Such a beautiful collection of projects ! Love the bright colors of the last one, the happy colors WITH a happy fall feeling of the card, and the second layout, oh, this is a CUTE model and a pretty layout !

    November 5, 2013 at 9:14 am
  • I pin lots of sketches, but rarely use them. Yours turned out great! I love the little leaves on the card!

    November 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm
  • Sarah

    These are lovely projects Jennifer! I love how you’ve added your own spin on the sketches! The pic of baby boy and his apple is fab and great journalling too! xx

    November 6, 2013 at 11:04 am

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