Hi guys! Alex here today bringing you this week's sketch. I was searhing for inspiration on Pinterest when I found this book cover.
Inspired by it, I made a sketch full of little squares.
I sent the sketch to Amy, knowing that she would rock it! I love her interpretation!
I love the stitching, all the buttons, the white space and the contrast between black and aqua!
Amy makes me wish I knew how to use my sewing machine... Here is what she had to say about her take on the sketch:
"I was so excited when I first saw Alex's sketch and inspiration piece. The complex-simplicity really sang to me and I loved the options that it really allows for. Originally I tried to create a page very literal from the sketch, using my photo as the band across the center of the layout, and with tiny boxes of patterned paper covering the entire page - however, that turned more "quilt-like" in it's execution than I wanted, so I started editing my patterned boxes. Ultimately I chose to use the white space and my stitching to resemble some of the additional boxes in the sketch without being too literal. The papers that I used were from Silent Night and 9 to 5 and I'm really loving the contrast between the aquas and the black/cream on the page. To brea things up, I used circular stickers from Silent Night along with buttons and brands from previous collections including Travel Girl. Thanks for the inspiration with your great sketch, Alex!"
When I created the sketch, I had a totally different layout in mind. Just like Amy's, my initial plan was to stay pretty true to the sketch. But once I started, the layout took it's own way and the squares got fewer and bigger. That's simply because I was dying to use the Spelling paper from the Milk Money collection :-) I am in love with it!
I am so in love, that I had to use two sheets! I cut out the girl, the boy and the books from one of the sheets and adhered them on top of the other using pop dots.
The layout is about my son's first day at the library. His big sister was an excellent guide. I had so much fun watching them together!
I used the Milk Money stickers, snap caps, flash blubs and a tin pin. I can't get enough of all the little bits and pieces that come with every Daily Flash collection! The orange chevron paper is from the 6x8 paper pack.
I hope you feel inspired to join us and play along with this sketch. Seeing how different my and Amy's takes turned out, I would love to see even more interpretations! If you do make something, be sure to share it in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!
Alex and Amy