Recently, I (Vivian) have noticed a trend in billboard and sign design: a long rectangular element divided in two on the diagonal. That trend inspired this week's sketch. I decided to keep the sketch simple, adding just a title, journaling, and one other element:
Michelle and I both worked with this sketch and came up with very different interpretations.
I stuck pretty closely to the sketch, creating a layout combining wood-print patterned paper from Farm Girl and Midway with more Midway, Make It Merry, and some Modern Homemaker (using up that stash!):
I die cut my title from the Midway Main Gate patterned paper and then backed the negative space with a piece of the Farm Girl Wooden Crate patterned paper. I die cut a geotag from the same piece of Farm Girl Wooden Crate and filled the center with a label sticker from the Make It Merry line. I added strips of patterned paper and stars punched from patterned paper to finish my layout.
Michelle came up with a fun project using the sketch. Here's what she had to say: "When working with sketches, I like to see how I can incorporate them into projects that are on my to do list. Today we are taking 5 teenage girls to the big city for a little Spring Break shopping. It's a long drive so I wanted to make some fun treat sacks for the girls. I used Vivian's sketch to create some whimsical treat sack toppers. All my products used today are from the Midway collection. I simply trimmed my paper then stitched and stapled everything together. I used the sticker letters to identify each girl's sack."
"Each treat sack has a photo from the zany Photo Booth patterned paper. I picked out a photo for each girl and created a tag that I attached to the sacks with embellished clothespins. The girls will be given the fun challenge of having photos taken of themselves that resemble a pose in their chosen photo. I just 'had' to use the dorky guy photo for my daughter Jordan. She makes faces like that all the time so it was very fitting. When she saw her sack, she immediately commented, 'Why do I get the dorky guy?'. Ha! We're heading to the mall and lots of fun shops so I can't wait to see what the girls come up with."
"The girls are all spending the night so I thought it would be fun for them to create a mini tag scrapbook of their photos. I'll have the girls email me the photos from their phones and then I'm planning to print them off into mini Instagrams. I have a basket full of Midway products for them to use. I'm sure we'll hear lots of laughter from the girls as they assemble their mini tag books. Be sure to check my blog soon for some photos of the finished mini tag books."
I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't wait to see what the girls come up with!
Michelle and I hope you are inspired to create something with today's sketch. We'd love to see your creations in our October Afternoon Flickr gallery, so please post projects there if you use today's sketch!