Hi everyone! Alex here today bringing you this week's sketch. It's all about squares and stars.
For my take on it, I've used the awesome Daily Flash Snapshots line.
I had these fun chipboard frames in mind when I was designing the sketch. So cute!
I stayed pretty true to the sketch, but switched some of the stars for other elements, such as a tin pin or the camera at the bottom which I cut out from the Compose paper. The little squares are cut out from one of the papers from the 6x8 paper pack.
I sent the sketch to Vivian, knowing that she would rock it. Just look at her awesome layout!
And here is what she had to say about her creative process.
"When Alex sent me her sketch I immediately loved the combination of stars and squares. I knew, however, that I would have to think outside of my usual box. The design includes some overlapping and scattered elements, neither of which are part of my normal design repertoire. I decided to go with an 8.5” x 11” format, and the layout came together pretty quickly once I’d made that decision. I realized that the yellow jewel tone in the Daily Flash Snapshots line would work well with the purple jewel tone of my daughter’s coat, so I built the layout around the yellow chipboard Frame Up element. From there, I kept the color scheme simple, adding in just black, white, gray, and aqua. I stuck pretty close to the original sketch, substituting in some circular Tin Pins for some of the shapes and adding or subtracting an extra shape here and there. Multiple elements punched and die cut from yellow cardstock add more pops of that color, creating flow and leading the eye around the layout. I am so glad that I was able to work with Alex’s sketch, as I love the end result!"
I love the end result too, Vivian! Thank you so much!
We hope that you feel inspired to give this sketch a go. If you do, be sure upload your work to OA's Flickr gallery. We would love to see it!
Thanks for stopping by!
Alex and Vivian