Happy Thursday everyone! It's Amy here today with this week's sketch challenge.
I began this project differently than any other sketch I've done. I created my layout first and then created a sketched based on that layout. Usually I create the sketch first, so I thought I would mix things up a bit this time around.
It all really started from this large 5x7" print that I wanted to use. The image was so bold and full of life, I really wanted it to be the feature of my page. However, in the sketch you can simply scale down the image or even divide it into two, even three vertical images if you chose to.
For my papers I used one of the new mini collections from Daily Flash; All Boy. It was ideal for my layout about my little guy, shown here about to dive into the lake with his silly faces that he makes. All of the small cut outs and die cuts from the collection are perfect for the square portions on the left side of the sketch. I even used them for my title work as well. They are so fun!
I asked Jill to join me this week for my sketch challenge and here is what she came up with.
Here's what Jill had to say about her project:
Amy's sketch made putting together a layout so easy! I improvised a bit,
converting the three squares on the sketch to a six-photo block and
making room for the larger photo above them. I also flipped the
proportion of space behind the photos -- instead of 2/3 on the top and
1/3 on the bottom, I used 2/3 on the bottom and 1/3 on the top. I added
some masked and misted circles in the background, to play up the colors
in the photos and create a sense of motion. The papers from the Daily
Flash line most definitely are at home on this layout, contributing to
its overall energy and vibrancy.
Fantastic job, as always, Jill!
Would you like to take a go at this week's sketch! We hope so! If you do, please post your finished artwork in our Flickr pool for everyone to ogle at! We love having you participate! Thanks for joining us today! Have a wonderful day! ~Amy