HI, OA fans it's Mandy bringing you the Thursday sketch today. When I'm assigned a sketch post I usually search through ads to find my inspiration.This time my inspiration was found on Pinterest with this really cool ad seen HERE.
As you can see the sketch is made so you can put your pictures anywhere you'd like. You could use the large half circle like I did or maybe you want to have lots of photos on your layout it's totally up to you. Have fun with it!
When I first saw this ad I knew it would be perfect way to use the new Milk Money coolection and those back to school photos. I didn't know I was going to create a 2 pager when I first sat down but as I started moving product and photos around a single 12x12 or 8.5x11 just wouldn't work for me. I'm really happy with this fun 2 pager!
I had enough room to include all the kids on this layout and a layout like this could easily be duplicated for each childs album if needed. One thing I did notice is unfortunately the only shots of my Mav were blurs of him running to the bus or this shot that you can barely see him giving me the a-OK sign but it all worked out since the squares and rectangles are all different sizes. I also loved that big half circle for an enlarged photo that doubles as a pocket to add some tidbits from school.
Roree joins me today with this beautiful fall card.
Here's what Roree had to say about working with today's sketch:
"As soon as I saw Mandy's sketch, I couldn't wait to start creating! I have been dying to try out the new Apple Cider collection, and I thought it would be perfect for a seasonal card. The square and rectangular elements drew me in right away, so I started by adding buttons from the Midway collection to the B-side of the Bonfire patterned paper. I added a strip of paper from the 6x8 Paper Pack, I used a Memory Card in place of the circle element, and then I added a sentiment from the 6x8 Paper Pack and one from the Flash Blurbs, a Tin Pin, and some white twill tape to finish. It is such a fun design and I just love the way it all came together. Thanks, Mandy!"
I hope you enjoyed today's sketch and the samples Roree and I created using it. If you get a chance to play along, don't forget to post your project in the OA Flickr group. We can't wait to see how you interpret it.
Thanks so much for stopping by!