Hi everyone, Mou here today with Emily and a sketch!
My sketch is simply a collection of rectangles. Turn them on their sides, use them as is, pick one or all... however you choose to play with them, you'll get a fun layout. Here's mine:
For this layout, I used the Pancakes paper from Saturday Mornings collection as my background. Now, why would I choose a pancakes paper to create a baby page? Well, because I'm flippin' crazy for my little one :) The woodgrain side of the Pancakes paper was just perfect for making mats for my photos to stand out on an otherwise busy background. Little strips of Bacon paper, some Saturday Mornings Designer Brads and Border & Label Stickers along with a few stickers from different October Afternoon collections was all I needed to tell my story. Here are a couple of close-ups of my layout.
And here's Emily's take on the sketch. Notice how we both used the same papers for completely different themes.
Emily says: "Sometimes I feel bad when I'm assigned a sketch challenge, because my layouts inevitably look nothing like the sketch. This is no exception! When I started out creating this layout, I planned on following Mou's rectangle sketch almost exactly. However, as I started pushing paper around and choosing embellishments, I ended up keeping only the one large rectangle. I layered paper and added bits and pieces until it felt like a cohesive layout to me. I don't think that you would ever guess that her sketch inspired me, but I suppose that is one great way to use sketches - as a starting point! The very first things I added to my layout were the large strip of woodgrain on the bottom and the large section of Saturday Mornings Pancake paper! The rest is history! I had fun pulling yellow and brown elements from both the Saturday Mornings collection, as well as a few items from various past lines!"
Thanks for another great layout, Emily!
Hope you find the sketch helpful and thanks for stopping by!