Have you been to a football game yet this season? Have you picked apples yet? Put up any decor for autumn or Halloween? I am marveling in the beauty of all things seasonal. We have had a series of blue sky days and lovely crisp air. My scheduled life is falling into routine and I am grateful to find time to scrapbook. Love that.
This week's sketch is from Jennifer's gallery layout, First Day Back to School. I was intrigued by how she fit on five photos while still maintaining a chunk of white space. Which we all know I love so much.
Here is the accompanying sketch.
Sue made a terrific layout which removed one of the bottom photos, nipped in one of the patterned paper strips, and added some journaling above the title. She is always so good with her mixed patterns. I like how she balanced them this time with a cardstock section for her white space area. It really balances the patterns.
And did you notice the crocodile (alligator?) in that photo? I might be picking a new golf course, t'were it me...
Next up is Amy. With a page that makes me want to drink some cider with all its warm tones. Do you like all the adjustments she made to the sketch? Her photos are slid over to the paper's edges, and their mattes have been removed. The bottom row is leveled and made into rectangles. She found room for her journaling at the top of her focal photo, while her title treatment takes left stage by storm. It has a totally different feel with its newly discovered asymmetry.
Lisa also created a lovely layout, soothing in its whites and blues. Her focal photo became two, her lower photos (just three) were lined up with even margins. And one of her strips became her place of journaling. With her rectangular page shape, she lost her title space, but found the perfect place for it at the top. Oh how I want to visit her one day and see her island and all its rocky beach glory.
In my looking-for-a-good-grade way, I stuck true to the sketch, mostly. My created the layout with tipped photos and then decided I wanted to the string them up, so straight across they became. I had to scooch my focal photo over a bit to the right to fit my title on, and then I moved my title up a smidgen so that I could fit the journaling underneath. I'm sorry for the repeat performance of this paper. I really do love it.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoy the sketch and that it helps inspire you to create your own layout!