Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Elle's Studio Sketches

In order to make way for some of the fabulous new Elle's Studio releases i've been trying to use up some the stash of journalling tags i've got from previous releases. i didn't need to look far for inspiration because there's lots of fun stuff over at Elle's blog including weekly sketches!

i stayed true to the first sketch i used, i just flipped it. It's based on a layout by Lisa Dickinson, love her graphic style.

Tags: Elle's Studio, Mist: Studio Calico, Maya Road, Paper: Girls Paperie, Stamp: Studio Clalico, Ink: JBS, Tape: Martha Stewart, Other: Twine, Tiny Attacher.

i mostly used tags from Elle's Project kit here to document my favourite thing about summer: picnics on the common! Although there haven't been many this year because we are having a typically British summer ie. no sunshine. i'm rather enamoured with that Martha Stewart tape that i found in my local Hobby Craft, it's very Cath Kidston and therefore, very me.

Here's the second sketch i used based on a layout by Melissa Mann, i've yet to see a page of Melissa's that i didn't love! Her designs are so original and her pages are always so colourful and fun.

Supplies: Stamp: Studio Calico, Tags: Elle's Studio, Paper: Crate Paper, Echo Park, Stickers: Crate Paper, Alpha Stickers: Sassafrass, Mists: Studio Calico & Maya Road, Large Rik Rak: MME, Ink: Jenni Bowlin, Kit: February Add-On from Studio Calico, Other: Tab

i ended up going a little crazy with the mist here (i think i used 6 different colours!) but i ended up really liking it and the night was fun so it fits the page. 

And i loved this week's sketch based on a layout by Waleska Neris, whose pages i always adore!

Tags: Elle's Studio, Paper, Alpha Stickers:  American Crafts, Sticker: Crate Paper, Mist, Stamp: Studio Calico, Ink: JBS, Other: Buttons, Twine, Eyelets, Tab.

Oh Canada, how i miss you! Glad to have use for that lovely AC paper and i'll never get bored of this SC stamp, i think it's my all time favourite. i love that Elle's tags work well together even when they're not from the same collection. And they are so easy to mix with products from other lines. i've been challenging myself to use eyelets lately. i don't think i've touched them since 2005 but i've managed to get them on 2 layouts in the last week and managed a grand total of 4 on this layout!! Have you been using any of your old stash lately?

Don't forget, there is still time to enter the Ebook giveaway!! i'll be drawing a winner tomorrow. 


Helsbells said...

Gorgeous layouts. Love the Glee one - it's so bright and happy looking :D I picked up the Martha Stewart tapes yesterday then put them back, but after seeing your layout, I think I might have to go back for them!

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