Hi OA fans! It's Amy here today with your Thursday sketch challenge! I wanted to create a sketch that was both very detailed but also versatile as well. With this in mind, I decided to create a blocking effect that can be interpreted in many different ways. I can see the three main squares being used as photo spots. Or perhaps, long narrow photos. What about an ombre effect with scrap papers? The possibilities are endless!
For my project I created this layout using the Woodland Park collection.
I created a paper blocking on either side of my photo. For the center portion of the sketch, I used a wide mat patterned paper that gives the impression of the wide horizontal bands in the center of the sketch.
To really play up the stars in the sketch, I used my Sprinklers and buttons to create a cascading effect across my page, a technique that brings your eyes downward towards your photo/main focla point of your page. To create the large number "2" I created a mask using my electronic cutting machine in a font that I felt mirrored somewhat the "2" chipboard piece from the Woodland Park Chip & Stick.
Mou joined along with me on this challenge and here is the card that she created:Here's what Mou had to say about her take:
I really liked Amy's clean, simple, linear sketch when I saw it. I interpreted it into a card using papers and alpha stickers from the Woodland Park collection. I kept the three vertical strips on the left but replaced the three horizontal strips in the center with one solid rectangular block and added just one vertical strip to the right. I used alpha stickers for half of the sentiment and handwrote the rest. Instead of stars I picked flower stickers and added some stitching to finish the card.
I just love the little floating flowers Mou used in the top right corner as her floating elements from the sketch. Very fun!
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Thanks so much for joining us today! Have a wonderful day!