Inspiration is all around us. Many of us open our Cocoa Daisy Kits and instantly know how we will use the items in our memory keeping, journals, and planners. But it doesn’t hurt to have a little extra inspiration, don’t you think? Every Modern Memory Keeping Kit and Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit comes with a special set of instructions created by Christine, the owner of Cocoa Daisy. If you don’t subscribe to these kits, don’t worry! You can still access these instruction sheets on the website under “Digital Downloads“. We asked the creative team to use a sketch to kick start their creation for this blog post, and we think you are going to love what you see!
Natasha pulled inspiration from the previous month’s sketch and seamlessly mixed two collections together.
“Layers, layers, and more layers, that’s my jam! I knew I wanted to scraplift Christine’s sketch entitled “day by day” from the Doodles & Dashes Instruction Sheet in the Doodles and Dashes Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit using a mixture of the black hand-drawn elements from the Doodles & Dashes Collection paired with all the warmth of the Umber & Gold Collection. Who says black and brown don’t go together?!
For this layout, I used staples, Ranger’s Glossy Accents glue medium, and some foam adhesive. By using a variety of ways to adhere the papers onto each other I was able to create added dimension to my layers which I think just work so well for this style of layout.
I am so grateful to have the monthly sketches as an ongoing resource for inspiration- especially when you get a chance to blend a few collections!”
Traci shares how to embrace a sketch and make it all your own.
“I adored the sketch from the Umber & Gold Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit, but you know I also love to EMBELLISH so I took Christine’s sketch and added to it!
I chose to use the color-blocked paper from the Umber & Gold Traveler’s Notebook Memory Keeping Kit as my paper strips under my photo because I really enjoyed how bold it made that area look.
For the leaf wreath, I decided to make it a bit larger by using the wreath stamp from the Umber & Gold Modern Memory Keeping Kit as my base and then building out with the leaves from the subscriber printables because they were a bit larger than the leaves included in the die cuts and stamps.
Check out my process video to see this design come together!”
Get double the inspiration from one sketch by changing the page alignment, as Marsha shows us here.
“Hey, Cocoa Daisy friends! Marsha here with my take on Christine’s sketch from the Umber & Gold Travelers Notebook Memory Keeping Kit Instruction Sheet. I love using sketches because they are such a great way to jumpstart your creativity!
Share your sketch-inspired spreads with us by tagging @cocoa_daisy on social media or posting to the Cocoa Daisy Fan Page. Make sure to visit our Pinterest page for more inspiration.
Rachel, Creative Team Blog Coordinator
Tags: Sketch, simple dori, TNMK, scraplift, instruction sheet, life crafted album, sketch saturday