First of all, if you live in the US let me start off by wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a wonderful, relaxing day and have found lots to be thankful for. Perhaps a little relaxation in the form of scrapping is on the agenda for this holiday weekend and, if so, I hope this sketch inspires you!
I tend to take my sketch inspiration from magazine ads. And I have to be honest...I pretty much just bought the magazine because I LOVED this advertisement and wanted to use it as inspiration for a sketch.
So many ways to use it, right? I am not tech savvy so I never computer sketch my ideas, but instead simply draw out a few sketches that I take from an ad. I have a handy notebook that I keep them in and can then flip through when needing some inspiration.
There are several ideas here, but you get the idea. I sent the ad to Roree and she created this AMAZING card, using lots of goodies from the new Farmhouse line.
Here is what she had to say:
"Because I was wanting to make a card and my canvas to create would be smaller, I decided to focus on one element of the sketch instead of the whole thing. The part that really drew me in was the banner along the bottom. I thought that this part of the sketch is where I would be able to add a lot of little details. I recreated something similar with the Journal Cards, Label Stickers, Miscellany, and Flower Sack die-cuts from the Farmhouse collection. The products put together worked so well for a banner, and I was so happy with the result."
My husband calls me "super elf", probably because I have been listening to Christmas music since before Halloween (don't judge!) so I HAD to use the new Holiday Style line to create my own version of the sketch. I knew I was going for the banner across the page, as well as a title to the far left, like the one on the card of the sketch.
Do you all do Elf on the Shelf at your house? We do and to my two young boys, it is pure magic. There are lots of tags and embellishments here from the awesome Holiday Style miscellany pack, with an old label and vintage tinsel star thrown in from my stash.
I liked the look of the little instax picture hidden among the elements, kinda like how "Elfie" likes to hide ;)
So what do you think? Could you gain some inspiration from the sketch ideas from this ad? Share them with us in our October Afternoon Flickr group! Enjoy your day and Happy Thanksgiving from the design team at October Afternoon!