Welcome back to another mini-series within the Start with a Sketch videos. Over the course of the next few videos I'll be making as many layouts as I possibly can using the ME-ology Collection Kit by Fancy Pants Designs. The Collection Kit comes with 12 double sided patterned papers, three corrugated sheets of cardstock, a 12x12 alphabet and element sticker sheet, a 6x12 alphabet sheet (large alphas) and a small sheet of label stickers. I did think I'd bought the little sticker sheet separately but it turns out it was included in the Collection Kit all along. As well as the contents of the Collection Kit, I've also used the coordinating Ephemera Pack, Flair badges and Small Decorative Tags. Because these all coordinate with the Collection Kit, they were really easy to work with, but I'm also always up with a bit of stash-busting with my existing stash, so I pulled out a few items that I wanted to get used up to also use while working on these layouts. I've gone into more details about the products I've used in the video below.
Today's sketch incorporated two regular sized portrait photos, as well as two smaller landscape photos. It's often difficult to work with photos that are different orientations but sometimes that's the photos we have and it's necesary to make them work. Having different orientations of photos can often leave awkward gaps but if those gaps are put to good use i.e. putting your title there, or an area of embellishment, then those gaps are hidden and seamlessly become part of the layout. Instead of worrying about those gaps: use them to your advantage.
You'd never know that there were once awkward spaces on my layout. Try it out for yourself.
Happy scrapping xx
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