HI OA fans, Mandy here with today's sketch. Lots of squares and layers.
This sketch started with Jill in mind because I knew she would be joining me today. I am a big fan of Jill's work especially her layering and handwritten journaling OMG awesomeness! I knew she would create something fabulous and she totally did! I have to share a little secret with y'all...I don't put the computer generated sketches together until I put my post together for the blog so my partner usually gets my inspiration image or something really sketchy. Something like this.
Thank goodness the girls I design with here at OA get where I'm going creatively when they get my emails.
Flip it, flop it, re-size it, whatever you wish so that it works for you. As you'll see Jill and I both went with 8.5x11 layouts this week.
Let's start with my layout.
This sketch is a great way to use up some of those scraps you have laying around too. I used a mix of papers from Daily Flash Snapshots to Midway. I love the new Flash Chip- Frame Up chipboard pieces,"Sign Board" Alpha and the Everyday Roller Stamp so I had to use them on this layout.
Now for Jill's fabulous take on the sketch, a layout about her and her husband.
Here's what Jill had to say:
"When I set eyes on Mandy’s sketch, the first thing that I noticed was the layering.. This is definitely my kind of sketch! Because I adapted the sketch to fit an 8.5” x 11” layout, I thought that I would be limited in how many layers I could add, but it turns out that even a smaller layout format contains enough room for ample layering. As in the sketch, I repeated a series of squares and rectangles, varying their placement on the page while also keeping them connected. The resulting “network” of layers is what makes this sketch magical. In addition to larger photo blocks, I worked in a bunch of smaller bits in the form of rectangular and square accents and papers from the Daily Flash 2 lines as well as the Milk Money and Apple Cider collections. Handwritten journaling is a personalized approach to an already personal layout. I “sweetened” the letters a bit by inking some of the open spaces in the cursive letters and drawing tiny hearts here and there. A huge THANK YOU is in order to Mandy for sharing this sketch with me!”
I hope we've inspired you to get sketchy with layers and squares with your next creative venture! Please post projects inspired by the sketch to our October Afternoon Flickr gallery.