Sunday, November 14, 2010

Allison Davis sketch

I'm sure by now most of you have heard of the amazingly talented Allison Davis.  While in Chicago for CHA Summer I had the privilege of meeting her and holy cow... what a sweetheart!  I was immediately drawn to her sketches because they focused on two page layouts, which have always been a huge challenge for me.  First off, I've never really felt motivated or had the desire to create a two-pager and when I have attempted, I feel like a 4 year old figuring out how to hold a crayon again.  In other words... I sucked. 

I think what I love the most about Allison's sketches is that she includes all the details.  The type of papers, the size of the papers and size of the photos.  I like that.  At the same time, there is plenty of room to add your own little elements and design twists which is another thing that I love!

I recently played along with the one-page sketch she has for the current Creative Team call.  Heck yes you better believe I put in my submission! Check out the sketch and the call here.

Here is my layout:

Supplies: Paper, sticker: Lily Bee Design, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet (chipboard and fabric): American Crafts, Alphabet Stickers: Doodlebug Design, Flowers: Prima Marketing, Bling: Kaiser Craft, Ribbon: Pink Paislee, Floss: DMC, Pen: Zig Memory System, Tool: Electronic Cutter: Silhouette SD (Shapes: 3_borders, 3d_flowers), Corner Scissors: Fiskars, Other: Sewing Machine, Photography by Kimberly Lee.

I am so in love with all the latest releases from Lily Bee.  Actually, I'm in love with all of the papers from every single line.  I don't think I've fallen this hard for a paper line in quite awhile.  Here are a couple of close-ups of my layout:


I did some hand stitching to my hand cut leaves here.  I love the texture and extra detail it adds. 


Holy dimension batman!  Yep, those are some tall flowers.  I have no idea how I'll get those to fit in a page protector.  I might just have to frame the layout and hang it up somewhere... you know... stare at myself all day.  Who wouldn't want to do that???

Hope you had a creative weekend!  Tomorrow is Monday but I am actually looking forward to it.  That may change, though, when my alarm begins to buzz in my ear at 4:45 a.m.  Nope... that's not a typo.

Hugs,
Melissa

7 comments:

Tracy said...

Love your layout, it is so fun. Those flowers are very detailed, just beautiful.
Actually I have never heard of Allison Davis. No I don't live under a rock LOL.
Thank you for your comment on my blog :)

Katrina said...

Melissa,

THIS IS ADORABLE!!!!!! Love this....I just finished an Ali sketch right now!!!!

Hugs,
Katrina

susan r. opel said...

Superb job, Melissa!

From The Profound Redhead (who was born a profound brunette!)

Kat said...

BEAUTIFUL layout!

Arlene Camacho said...

what a gorgeous layout, Melissa!!! I love the details and all of the dimension...but my faves: your photos!!!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Love the dimension and the colors are wonderful!

Casey Wright said...

What a beautiful layout! Love this :)