NSD 2015 Sketch by Jennifer Grace Creates

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps

Good evening! I know that NSD (International Scrapbooking Day) isn’t until tomorrow, but the fun has kicked off already in the ‘For The Love Of Pretty Paper’ UK Facebook Group. We’re playing some challenges this weekend and I offered to set a sketch challenge – here’s the sketch I designed:

NSD 2015 Sketch by Jennifer Grace Creates

You could change the sketch up as it suits you – including changing the sun for a different large shape like a circle, heart or star. But I cut a sun from paper scraps for my page, which is called ‘4 Happy Faces’:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

I’m going to share how I put the sun together, but first I dripped mist over my background to give it some added interest:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then to make the sun I started by cutting a circle from a piece of yellow patterned paper – I used washi tape roll to draw around on the back of the paper to get the circle shape:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I cut some tall triangles from the same yellow patterned paper. I didn’t measure these at all, I just quickly cut them out:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

I snipped the pointy ends off the triangles and placed them around the circle to make sure I had enough:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I flipped the circle over, added repositionable adhesive to the back, and stuck the triangles on:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

I checked they were spaced correctly, then flipped it over and added more adhesive to the back of the triangles before sticking it to my layout:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

It was really noticeable that the sun was just a circle stuck on top of the rays, so I added a sticker on top of the sun to bring it together and distract attention from the joins:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then I finished off the layout with more stickers and lots of gems!

I called my page ‘4 Happy Faces’ because of those adorable smiles:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

I almost painted the speech bubble wood veneer bright pink, but then I decided to just add a pink enamel dot on top – I like the contrast of rough wood and shiny enamel:

NSD Sketch & Making A Sun From Paper Scraps at Jennifer Grace Creates

What do you think, will you have a go at the sketch?! If you’re in the UK come and join in the FB Group, but if you aren’t and you use the sketch please leave me a link in the comments below and I’ll come and check it out!

Are you joining in with NSD challenges anywhere online tomorrow? Here’s a few other places to play which I have spotted:

Clique Kits FB Event Page

The Studio Calico Blog

The Hip Kit Club Member Forum

Jillibean Soup Blog

The Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog

If you’ve seen any others let me know. I hope you’ll get some time for scrapping tomorrow!

Bye for now,

Jennifer x

2 Comments
  • great sketch and example layout thanks Jennifer

    May 1, 2015 at 9:05 pm
  • a great sketch. I so wish i could join in 🙁

    x

    May 3, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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