SFYTT: recipe style


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and now my project – a real quickie one for today as i get all of about 20 minutes to myself lately 😛

sfytt0711091I have been missing ot on Jen’s sketches recently so i decided to do this weeks (yea how last minute huh??)

i LOVE doing sketches as it gives me a jump start and shortens the whole process of doing a project but i have read people say they have a hard time using a sketch so i thought i would put a little more into how i use sketches and hope someone finds it helpful!

for my project i decided to do another 6×6 recipe page for the recipe books i am making in hopes the two older boys will one day move out (hahhahhahha – kinda).  anyway this is only page 2 so i am really lagging on these but i am pleased with what i came up with.  This is just the very basics on how to cook a roast:

SFYTT recipe both

i make two identical ones for each page and got some nice alterable cover 6×6 albums to put them in.  of course i have to get a little un-creative as i want these to be mostly flat and nt a lot of frou frou – that will come for pezzy’s recipe book 🙂


here is a larger pic and then more about using the sketch under the pic:

SFYTT recipe 1

1. a sketch is a starting point – so don’t get to stuck on being exact when following it.   Decide what your main image/focus will be and then rotate the sketch if necessary to fit it. 

2. i almost always pick my patterned paper first.  in this sketch the large square could be a stamped image and the circle could be a sentiment, an embellishment, a diecut.  The large square can also be more patterned paper and the circle can be your main image panel or a diecut.

3. the star does NOT have to be a star – i am not big on stars at the moment myself.  it just represents another embellie – prima flower, big bow, diecut, a grouping of buttons, grungeboard even – anything YOU want.

4. working with panels – the sketch has a base and then a large back vertical panel and smaller horizontal back panel.  i left the horizontal one off…mainly because i forgot it HAHAHHA!  when picking your papers decide which panel(s) will have your patterned paper and then pick (usually two) solid coordinating colors.  It is nice if one is very dark and used as an accent.  i have found it can make a world of different in the harmony of all the pieces if i mat EACH panel with a dark coordinating color or even just edge all of the edges with a dark coordinating ink color.

5. it’s in the details – to add to the sketch and make it yours play with how you do the panels.  cut one or more sides with a decorative edge or border punch – either the mat for that panel or the patterned paper (or both).  If it is a narrow panel like this horizontal one it can be paper OR ribbon or ribbon over the thin panel.

6. finally the itty bitty details – mine are absent here as i want it to be functional AND i was pushed for time – BUT look at the final project and then think – where could i add to it – a charm or beaded stick pin through a bow?  a few acrylic square or glittered skittles along one edge? (3 is always a good number in design).  Can i add stickles anywhere?

Finally if you are like me you have more cards than you need!  but if you still love to participate in the sketches think of other ways to use them.  card sketches can usually be adapted to use as LOs for smaller albums like i have done her, as title pieces for a larger LO or even as a 12 x 12 LO.  for example this one would look great with the crooked panel lined up with pictures, the circle as some journaling…..

if any of you found this helpful at all and would like for me to do more of this PLEASE be sure to let me know so i will know to continue it every now and then!!!

thanks so much for taking time to visit me!  always such an honor when folks stop by!


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The Paper: DCWV: Nana’s Kitchen; SU Green Galore, Yoyo Yellow

Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves

The Rest: Spellbinders – Kaleidascope Pendant and Border, foam ink blending tool


2 Responses

  1. Marti,
    What a neat use of a sketch! I found your tips helpful! TFS!

  2. Oh this is great! I love it! I have been wanting to do something in the way of a recipe book for a long time, and this is adorable. Thanks for sharing.

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