I pretty much followed this sketch to the "T". Even down to the star embellishments. The nice thing about sketches is that you can use them as an inspiration, do what I did or anything in between. They are a great way to start a layout especially if you are experiencing creative block.
I'm using sketch #281 from Sketch n Scrap. Be sure to join their challenges either on the blog or the FaceBook page. They post two card sketches and two layout sketches per month.
Here's the sketch:
And here's what I did with it:
I ended up using this same sketch and creating a two page layout spread by flipping the star embellishments to the right side. It's so easy to create a two pager using a one page sketch when the sketch is as fabulous as this one! I got 16 photos on this two page spread!
The yellow patterned paper is cut to 8.5x10.5" and the strips were left over from a previous made layout; approximately 1x12" and 0.5x12". I scattered stars on the left side of the layout and added a water bottle cut for some fun. The stars were cut with my Cricut with the exception of the polka dot stars. I found them in my stash. The round journaling spot was sitting to the side of my desk and I just drew lines across it. As you can tell, my lines are a little bit wonky! Hahaha, but I love it!
Most photos were printed at my local Walgreens using a 4x6 collage print. When you add more than two photos to the collage, they adjust to different small sized photos. I have so many photos of this virtual marathon, I knew I wanted them small and in assorted sizes.
Patterned Paper from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock from CutCardStock.com
Dina Wakely Gloss Spray in White
Title, stars and other paper embellishments were cut using my Cricut