Happy Thursday! It's Jill here, with this week's sketch:
This sketch is perfect for a multi-photo, multi-patterned approach, but it can also be used as a springboard for other ideas. That's the whole idea of a sketch, after all -- it provides a foundation while allowing room for innovation.
The sketch inspired me to pull out last year's Easter photos and use them alongside the mint green, aqua, and pink papers in my favorite October Afternoon collections, including the new Cakewalk collection.
I used the sketch almost literally, subtracting one of the photo blocks and integrating the title and journaling block. To enhance the springtime theme, I also incorporated floral accents, which peek from behind the patterned strips and the photos, and I added some stitched "vines" across the page. I also altered the title letters using Hopscotch, Miss Mary Mack, and Lemon Drops Sprinklers.
Amy took the sketch and most definitely used it as springboard, reinterpreting the blocks in terms of paint, and attempting a new technique in the process. It's brilliant!
"I really enjoyed working with Jill's sketch. I decided to do something different by using Sprinklers (Sasparilla's Hitching Post and Cactus, Farmhouse's Ice Box, and Rocket Age's Comet Tail and Robot Blue) as the vertical layers in her sketch. I created a water wash with each of the colors, then with a fan brush painted the colors generously onto cardstock, then let it dry and used that as my background. The rest of my layout was a bit of a deviation from the sketch, but I'm really happy with how the Sprinkler wash turned out and how Jill's sketch inspired that new technique usage for me!"
We'd love to see your take on this week's sketch! Be sure to share your creations in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery. There is always so much to inspire there.