Hello OA fans and friends! Melanie here today bringing you a fun sketch which focuses on incorporating multiple photos on your layout. This sketch is created for an 8.5x11 format, but can certainly be adapted to a 12x12 layout.
My design is pretty true to the sketch, however I did change things up a bit with the pattern paper. I wanted to incorporate a bold pattern paper that would balance out the smaller pictures, in order to do this I used the Bonfire pattern paper from the Apple Cider collection, paired with a larger star die. This really creates a nice balance between the four pictures and the journaling card.
I wanted my layout to have a soft color palette, I was excited to finally be able to pull out the Girl Talk collection, which has to be one of my favorite line ever created!!!! The Memory Cards, Snap Caps and Flash Blurb were ideal to create small clusters of embellishments. I could have left my 4 2x2 pictures in a 4x4 square print, but I thought it was more fun to split them in two and to layer them together. I found this created fun element to my layout. Additional supplies used on this layout; Daily Flash Stars and Hearts, Daily Flash Sign Board Alpha, Daily Flash roller stamp.
I’m so excited to have the wonderfully talented Jill Sprott joining me to play along with this sketch. I love Jill’s work and her interpretation of the sketch just blows me away. I love how she incorporated scraps of papers and created beautiful layers with something that could have easily been discarded. I love to see people making the most of their supplies and paper, this layout just makes me happy. Thanks Jill for playing along and the amazing inspiration.
Here’s what Jill had to say about her layout;
"What I love most about this sketch is that it welcomes multiple photos while still making room for journaling as part of the page design. I’m happy to share that I worked entirely from scraps of paper here, with the exception of the cardstock background. Drawing from the colors in the photos as well as the theme of the page, I incorporated layers of patterned paper from the Saturday Mornings collection. Added to the mix is another “scrap” — a bit of ephemera — from a cup of coffee, a staple on our morning commute. Rather than focus the journaling solely on what is in the photos, I chose instead to concentrate on what the photos represent as a whole: time together with my daughter, something that is in short supply as she looks ahead to her high school graduation in a few months."
I hope you like the sketch and that you feel inspired to play along! If you do, share your take on OA's Facebook page or connect with @octoberafternoon on Instagram. We would love to see what you make!