Friday, June 21, 2013

LAYOUT WEEK, DAY FIVE: When Hippos Had Hair, 12"x12"

I hope you guys had as much fun with Layout Week 2013 as I did! While we may be finished with our daily videos and sketches, there's still a week of prizes to give away, so be sure to finish your layouts and get them linked up!

This layout features goodies from the Studio Calico Sundrifter collection.

 For today's layout, I created this sketch which is perfect for combining a large photo with lots of journaling or a large title:


Here are some photos of the finished layout:

This style of layout is very versatile - it works great for multiple large photos, photo + lots of journaling (or a big title) + you still get to use plenty of fun patterned papers and embellishments.

I love how these intense orange brads look next to the watercolor look of the ombre aqua Thickers - nice, high contrast and lots of shine.
These three banners add depth and texture to the layout + a touch of whimsy. The orange enamel dots keep the color theme consistent. I wanted a third banner, so I just added one and used a pen to sketch in the stitched line - can't even tell!
I love the layers here - the paper with the churning water works with my hippo skull photo, the clouds and scallops keep it light and airy, and my letter stickers give me a fun way to add the location without using more Thickers.

I filmed this layout coming together for my YouTube channel. You can watch the video below, or click this link to watch it over on YouTube: When Hippos Had Hair.

Today's Day Five of our big Layout Week 2013 celebration! Today's challenge is to use the above sketch to create a new, never before seen layout. Once you've finished it, post it below in the linking system so we can all see and admire your work!

Challenge closes at 11:55 p.m. Eastern USA time on Thursday, June 27. Prize winner will be announced on Friday, June 28, 2013.

This challenge's prize is offered by yours truly, and it is the chipboard camera album + EK Success Filmstrip punch I'll be using on my upcoming "Picture This!" USTREAM series:

See you next week with the prize winners!
Have a great weekend, everyone, and enjoy making your challenge layouts!
Kathryn :D

Enter the challenge by posting your take on the above sketch either as a YouTube Video Response to the above video OR by posting a link below by 11:55 p.m. on Thursday, June 27th, 2013. In order to be eligible for this challenge, you must use either the YouTube Video Response system or the linking system below.

To use the linking system below, post a photo of your project online in a PUBLIC site (on your blog, flickr, photobucket, my Ning site). Whatever site you choose must be visible to everyone who participates in the challenge.

The prize for this challenge is a camera album + large edge punch.

To participate in this challenge, create a layout utilizing the above sketch. Layouts may be any size {12"x12", 8.5"x11", etc.} and can be either a one-page or two-page layout. Layouts must be complete with photos and journaling. One entry per location, per person (i.e. one video response + one blog link entry). Maximum two entries per person. Projects must be new, never before seen and created just for this challenge. If you enter twice, you must use two different projects.

I look forward to seeing what you create!

~Kathryn :D

Please follow these directions CAREFULLY as it affects your eligibility to win a prize:

1. Click the blue "Add your link" button below.

2. Enter the link to your project in the URL field.

3. Enter your first name AND last name in the "Name" field. Be sure to enter BOTH your first AND last names.

4. Enter your email address and only your email address in the "Email" field. Double check to make sure your email address is spelled correctly.

Here is an example of correct submission:

Name: Kathryn E. Krieger

IMPORTANT: Please check back in 24 hours to ensure your name and project are still there. Entries that are not completed correctly will be deleted and you WILL NOT be notified if they are removed.

Link Party Entries:


  1. Thank you so much for this fun challenges!!

    1. Thank you for joining us and sharing all your beautiful layouts with us, Jenny! I'm so glad you enjoyed the challenges - you're so welcome!

  2. sorry Kathryn can you delete my sign up? I goofed thanks