The sketch is based two intersecting visual triangles. The first triangle is comprised of three photos (sized at approximately 2" x 3"), and the second triangle includes the title, journaling, and a cluster of accents. There is enough white space on the page to allow you some room to play, or you can embrace the space and keep your layout simple.
Vivian's layout demonstrates that it is possible to tweak the sketch while maintaining the two visual triangles at the heart of it.
Here's what Vivian had to share about her process:
This was a fun sketch to work with, allowing for the use of multiple photos and patterned blocks. I combined patterned paper from several different lines - Farm Girl, Make It Merry, Midway, and Witch Hazel - to create this layout, backing die-cut cardstock shapes with pops of the different patterned papers. In addition to the patterned papers, I sprayed several different Sprinklers on white cardstock and used bits of that alongside the patterned paper. I love how the different Sprinklers combined in different ways on the cardstock, allowing for a unique look for each of the Sprinkler hearts.
My own layout pushes the sketch slightly left of center in order to incorporate some Sprinkler-splatters and stitched ribbon. I worked with a bright triadic color scheme, pulling together red, yellow, and blue items from the Farm Girl, Make It Merry, and Midway lines.
One of my favorite papers from the Midway collection is Ring Toss, which features a series of pie charts. I positioned a heart punch just above the centers of a few of the pie charts and punched out multi-colored hearts. I mixed those with some solid-colored hearts of various sizes.
I also painted my title using Sprinklers. I dipped a brush into Sprinklers of varying colors (including Carbon Copy, Red Wagon, and Lemon Drop) and painted in and around my half-handwritten, half-die-cut title.
Vivian and I are looking forward to seeing your take on this week's sketch. Be sure to share the love in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery!