Hi everyone, Roree here, and today I have a sketch challenge for you!
Here is my sketch:
I decided to go with an 8.5 x 11” format. I kept the design simple with the opportunity to use multiple photos. But for me, a square or rectangular box on a sketch doesn’t always read as a photo. I love to fill them with fun embellishments. And that is what I did.
Here is my take on the sketch:
Collections used: Sidewalks, Campfire
I created the sketch before I created the layout, so I had to make some adjustments to it to make it work with the photos that I decided to use. I went with two horizontal photos instead of the one that is shown in the sketch. To make up for the extra space I had to use, the border around the whole layout had to be changed up and just used along the top and bottom of the layout. I did stay pretty close to the actual layout placement, but I used one of the boxes for a little scene rather than a third photo.
For the journaling and scene, I created stitched boxes (machine and hand stitched) and place some Chip ‘n Stick chipboard pieces around the edges.
The Sidewalks products were so fun to work with. Such beautiful colors and sweet images… Everything about this collection just makes me happy!
Amy played along with my sketch this week, and she had such a wonderful take on it.
Here is her layout:
Collections used: Sidewalks
And here is what Amy had to say: “I used the sketch as the jumping off point for the focal of my page. I shrunk the overall sketch down and then used it pretty much as is for the grid for my photos. The only changing that I did was to move up the photo placement on the right so that it was flush with the top left photo, which I also rotated into a horizontal photo. I’m really happy with how it turned out, as its simplicity was perfect for using multiple photos!”
I just LOVE Amy’s layout, don’t you?!
I hope you all get a chance to play along with the sketch. If you do, please post it to the OA Flicker Gallery, so we can all see your take on it. And who knows, uploading to the gallery may just get you featured on the OA blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by!