Happy Thursday! It's Jill here with this week's sketch challenge, which invites you to take a second look at the bits and pieces in your stash.
Just place your photos in the middle of the page, and surround them with smaller elements, such as labels, stickers, pieces of patterned paper, brads, and die-cuts. Intersperse the journaling among these items.
My layout focuses on one of the "signs of summer" -- the increase in the number of trips my family takes to the North Shore to get shave ice (I know that standard English would dictate that the term should be "shaved ice," but the proper term here in Hawaii really is "shave ice"). The summery color palette in the Travel Girl and Daily Flash collections works wonderfully on this page, as do the labels, stickers, papers, stamps, and brads from those lines.
I took an over/under approach to the layering, placing some items under the photos and some items over them. I overlapped many of the accents to create a unified feel.
To create the title, I punched the letters from a sheet of Travel Girl "Subway Token" patterned paper and placed them atop hand-cut cardstock "cones."
Danni Reid joined me for this week's sketch challenge, and she took the sketch in a delightfully surprising direction, creating a card that works in bits and pieces seamlessly:
I absolutely love this sketch from Jill and will definitely use it for a layout soon. Today, however, I wanted to share that even when you are using a very detailed sketch, one that will make creating a layout easy and fun, you can scale it down for cards or Project Life pages, too.
I chose to use the new Travel Girl label stickers as the "blocks or squares" and use one of the picture mats instead of two, for the focal for my card. I cannot tell you how I love the Flash Alpha Dandelion -- I love the font, the color, everything! Thank you, Jill, for the wonderful inspiration to work with. I can't wait to see everyone's interpretation of it.
I must agree -- I can't wait to see where this sketch takes you! Be sure to share your projects in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery.
Thanks for visiting today!