Hi everyone! Alex here today bringing you this week's sketch.
That's my kids up there. We visited our local library together and not a single person walked by them without smiling. They were so cute reading together.
When I made this sketch, I was planning to use four photos, but I switched out two of them for journaling cards.
At first I wanted to make a white title, but I kinda liked the look of patterns on top of patterns. The Chip 'n Stick word "story" is one of my favorite elements from this collection.
I sent my sketch to Jill and she totally surprised me with her take. I LOVE how she painted the strips!
I am a huge fan of Jill's layering. This layout is no exception.
Here is what Jill had to say about her layout:
The background on Alex’s sketch initially brought to mind a series of ribbons or patterned strips, but in looking at the photos that I selected, it occurred to me to create a painted background comprised of the colors found in the flowers. I brushed the paint across a sheet of “Reference Section” paper from the Public Library collection and arranged the photos across the page. Given my love of layers, I couldn’t resist creating a foundation of layers behind each of the four photos, using additional papers and accents from the Public Library collection. This sketch was a real joy to work with. Thanks, Alex!
There is something about these colors that makes me ridiculously happy! Thank you, Jill!
I hope you feel inspired to join us and play along with this sketch!
Thanks for stopping by!
Alex & Jill