Welcome to our first sketch post of 2014! Today's sketch combines a nine-piece grid pattern with arrows pointing to the upper left-hand and lower right-hand corners of the grid:
I (Vivian) was feeling a little sappy this week, so I pulled out photos from my son's first and last days of elementary school and created this layout using Daily Flash Milk Money:
I used the sketch as a loose guide, as I wanted to place different-sized elements within my grid. I created two staggered rows, each with three larger elements, and then created one straight row at the bottom with smaller elements. After adding the "School Days" title element I also added the "Back to School" tag to balance things out. I thought it would be fun to cut out the pencils from the square on the Spelling patterned paper and use them as my arrows. Two Tin Pins and two twine bows add dimension.
Danni went in a different direction with the sketch and created a fun wintertime card - perfect for the chilly week we've been having here in the U.S.! Danni had this to say, "I love this sketch and so many ideas instantly came to mind. I decided to allow my sentiment and the circle elements to guide me through the sketch. I think the Tin Pins are some of my favorite embellishments because of the cute pics and script. Incorporating these into my card seemed the perfect circle element along with the snowflakes."
Danni adapted the sketch, converting the 9-piece grid into a 6-piece grid, incorporating one arrow element. Let's take a closer look:
Whether you use this sketch for a wintertime project or for something else, we'd love to see what you do with it! Please post projects inspired by the sketch to our October Afternoon Flickr gallery.