Sketch Thursday with Alissa Fast

Sketches are such a great way to inspire us to create, while still allowing us a bit of creative license to add our own style to the design. This month, Alissa Fast did just that with the fun layout she created based off our this month’s sketch. Let’s take a look at her creation, and the layout that inspired it!

Good morning, all! It’s Alissa here today and I’ve got my take on this fabulous sketch! I love everything about it! The original layout, by Meghann Andrew, is so inspiring! I love the layering of the journal tags and the fussy cut elements.

Here is the original layout:

And the sketch based off of the layout:

The layers and colors are my favorite part. The different textures are just gorgeous and all work together with Meghann’s adorable photo.

Supplies | Happy Birthday Journaling Tags, Happy Birthday Acrylic, Acrylic Birthday Candles, Acrylic Birthday ConfettiLittle Moments 12″ x 12″ Paper Collection, Letter and Number Stickers- Black

I stuck pretty close to the sketch, but I used a 12″ x 12″ base. The sketch is square but, Meghann’s page is a vertical rectangle and it works either way. Even a card would be fabulous with this sketch!

I loved all of the fun elements in the special Happy Birthday mini collection and the free birthday pack included with all shipped orders this month. I really loved the tissue confetti and incorporated it into my design.

These cute Acrylic Birthday Candles are my very favorite thing in the Happy Birthday mini collection. So, so fun!

Now it is your turn to be inspired by this month’s sketch! Link up a project in a comment on this blog post, using the March sketch as inspiration by April 10th, 2017 to be entered to win a $10 gift certificate to the Elle’s Studio shop! We will announce the winner next month on our next Sketch Thursday. We can’t wait to see what you create! Congratulations to last month’s Sketch Thursday winner, Cynthia B., with her winning layout:

Please email us at to claim your prize!

If you love to use sketches as a jumping-off point for your projects, check out our specially priced bundle of From Sketch to Finish Volumes 1 and 2 in the Elle’s Studio shop today!



  1. Cynthia B. says

    Yay! Great pages from Meghann and Alissa. I’ll try to find time to work on this month’s sketch too. 🙂

  2. Loving that sketch and the lo!! And CONGRATS to Cynthia!!!!!!!!!!

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