Kit Inspiration - Sketches

Your Jan/Feb kit will be arriving any day now so here we have some inspirational sketches to get you started. You can use the sketch or any of the ideas/techniques listed bellow them as a starting point for your page/s.

Sketch 1

·         Mix different sized squares of patterned paper over the top of a length of trim or long narrow piece of paper.
·         Layer stitching over the top or use doodling.
·         Add a subtitle layered underneath the title.

Sketch 2

·         Try a 8.5x11 size layout.
·         Use layers of patterned papers in blocks and strips.
·         Add some hand cut out hearts. Make your hearts by folding a small square of paper in half then cutting out half the heart shape. Open out to reveal your heart shape. Add them to your layout and stitch down the centre along the fold.
·         Add a layer of machine stitching over your title.

Sketch 3

·         Make a ‘quilt’ pattern on your background using small squares of patterned paper and stitches or doodling over the top in a grid.
·         Layer your photos using angles.
·         Add a subtitle or journalling over the top of thin strips of patterned paper.

If you'd prefer you can download these sketches as a PDF here

Why not have a go at a sketch or any of the ideas and share what you make adding a link to the comments bellow.
xx Leo


  1. I've never tried an A4 size layout, I'll have to give it go!

  2. Can't wait to pick my kit up, will definitely give the sketches a go :D

  3. My kit arrived it's lovely. Thank you! :)

  4. I never used a sketch but I used my kit for a Document 2011 LO here

  5. Hope my kit turns up soon, I want to get stuck in! :)

  6. just opened my kit (it arrived the other day, but i've been busy with parents evenings etc) and OOOOOOOOO it's so yummy :) :) :)
    I love it - thank you Leo :)

  7. Made a layout:

    also put it on my blog -

    Great Kit...i only added my black alphas, some paint and white card to it :) xoxox

  8. Finally have the kit! Love it, so much attention to details - even a cute paper bag! :)

  9. Here's a link to a mini album I've made using some of the kit and some of my own stash. :)