It has been a most amazing week with Carey helping us learn how to make better use of our sketches. I don't know about you, but I was completely blown away. Some things I have done without thinking, some I have known to do, but then there were the additional 263 things I could do with a sketch. Woohoo! Thank you, Carey!
Especially considering today is our Scrapbook! Saturday which means a new sketch and color palette. Let's get started.
This month, our sketch is based upon Diane's layout in our Dreaming gallery.
I picked it as the sketch layout because of the potential for nine photos. Here is how the sketch came together.
This month we had 5 team members join in the sketching fun. First up is a layout from Sue Althouse that made me grin from ear to ear with its lovely colors that helped me forget the dreary winter brewing outside.
Did you notice how the birdie photos (which are awesome, Sue!) go diagonally through the circles. It maintains a good sense of order. The layered embellishments are terrifically well done, too.
Next up is Stephanie Bryan's layout. With her signature ethereal colors and vellum layers, there is so much to love. Comparing to the sketch, you can see that Stephanie rearranged the circles to two columns of five and shrunk the title to a tag. Like Sue, she masterfully layered embellishments in lieu of photos.
Kate Christensen's layout uses three photos to document a morning routine. I had forgotten how much I love light kraft. This layout makes me want to run out and buy some. Teamed with the soft yellows, pink, blue, and a touch of orange, it is all my happy colors in one place. Delightful artistry. And the title is genius with its mixed fonts.
The greatest change up comes from Laura O'Donnell who reconceptualized the plentiful circles. And then relocated the title circle to the lower right hand corner.
I love that the photos start on the ground with feet and needles and then move up to grass, then leaves, and limbs. Laura, your photos are amazing! This layout thrills me to see the incredible versatility in a layout. Carey would be proud!
Lisa Ottosson made the only layout that isn't square. Removing most of the white space from the vertical, she stayed true to the 9 circle grid, opting for just one photo. And then some very simple, but stunning, additions. Lisa also changed up the edges punching scalloped circles, which immediately softens the graphic quality.
I put together two layouts. The first stayed completely within the lines of the sketch, with the exception of one little word. I was so happy to have all these photos together in one place that I didn't even think to add anything more.
Then, I tried to rotate the sketch. I turned it 180. then back 90, and then just admitted that I liked it best just as Diane made it! So this one looks a lot like the first. But those yummy little puppy faces are distracting enough to not make you care, right?
Thank you, Diane, for a wonderful layout from which to base a sketch upon. If you prefer to work with a layered template, please download it here. I hope you enjoy working with this one. I thought is was fun enough to use twice! hahaha.
This month our color palette comes from Amy Kingsford's layout in our Dreaming gallery.
Here it is.
I used it in tiny proportions against a stark white background.
I liked the moodiness of all the black juxtaposed against the bright white and pale pastels. Thank you, Amy, for inspiring such a lovely palette.
Thank you for stopping by! It was wonderful to look back through the gallery and find places to be inspired. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Please let us know if you are inspired to create a layout or three!