Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Sketch Solutions 6

Today I'm sharing more layouts inspired by the BPC Sketch Solutions workshop. These first two layouts were inspired by the lesson four sketch (the digital template of which I used for my layout about Mama & Daddy's first apartment) and the challenge to increase the number of photos in the sketch. First, I used one 5x7 photo like the original sketch, although I modified the layout of the background papers.

Next I used two photos in place of the 5x7 photo in the sketch.

Here's a closer look at the journaling & title.

The following layouts all used the lesson five sketch, which had space for four 4x3 photos. I followed the sketch fairly closely for this first layout.

The lesson encouraged us to utilize a sketch by reducing the number of photos, so I replaced the four photos with one larger photo for my next layout.

And finally a digital layout using some papers that Alexa created and shared several years ago and twine embellishments created by Cheryl.

Together these layouts showcase photos from 1920-something, 1971, 2012 and 2014 - I do so enjoy scrapping inspirationally and not chronologically! How about you?


Maria Ontiveros said...

These are all great! I like "family" and "skipping to adulthood" best.

Debbie P said...

These are so fabulous! You are really rocking the class!

Kristin said...

More fabulous layouts!! These are just gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing you Monday, xoxo

alexa said...

I am continually inspired by your scrapping, Melissa! (Oh, and such a lovely surprise you have used one of my papers - thank-you so much for the acknowledgment). I was wondering if you print out your digital ones, or put them in a photo book, or just hold them in your computer?

Melissa said...

I print my digi layouts and add them to my albums (either the chronological ones or my Library of Memories category albums). I wait until I have quite a few made, then upload & order them from Persnickety Prints.