Monday, February 25, 2008

"Fall"-ing in love with this sketch! (challenge)

First, let me say kudos to Nicole for picking out a cool sketch :

Do you ever look at a sketch and know right away what pictures you'll use? Often, I do. But not this time. At first, I couldn't figure out what photos I had to match the colors in the sketch. Then the lighbulb went off that it was up for our interpretation! I have tons of pictures from fall that I wanted to crop, so I headed in that direction. The results are below!

I chose to shape my paper a little differently than the sketch. I thought the elements were close enough. I must be watching too much HGTV. I realize I have to go back and do something to the left side. It's too bare. And it's going to be journaling. I'll follow the swirls. Nichole P. had rub-ons once like that! ( I wonder if she knows which ones I'm talkin' about?) Next, the sketch asks for a tag. I LOVE tags! Tags are great for the not-quite-card-maker like myself. And speaking of cards, did you see Nichole P's cards in the prior layout? Wow-za!
I used all kinds of goodies here like stickers from the almighty dollar store, ribbon from the almighty dollar section in Michaels. You'll notice accents like the bottle caps from Building 19. I inked yellow on the corners to bring in the color from the flower on the main page, which was originally hideous and so I used my cat eye inks with Sienna, Brown, etc. God bless the inks!

Viola! Here's the entire representation! I like this so much, I think I'm going to use this sketch for another layout! Thanks for viewing!


Jenn said...

Wow! That was fast! Now I am officially jealous that you are able to scrap during the day. I have a tiny man that yells at me when I do anything other than "pwaying" with him.
Anyway, I LOVE what you did here! I am absolutely in love with the pull out tag!
You did a great job at making this sketch your own...that's the fun of it!!

Scraphappynicole said...

HOLY MOLY YOU TOTALLY ROCKED THAT SKETCH AND FAST I MIGHT ADD. I love how you added your own flair to it! I love the bottle cap. I might have to get me some at the building 19 1/2 lol. I love the colors and you and your mom and daughter look like you were having such a fabulous time. The yellow ink on the photo is a great touch! awesome lo! Wow, I need to get a move on! I just am trying to finish my housework first. Always seems like it's never ending. I guess with a 2 1/2 year old thats what happens! xo

Nichole said...

Swirly black rub-ons? If so, they were basic gray. Or were these rub-ons in question something you saw while I still lived there? Hmmmm...

anyway, I totally love this layout. I can't believe you finished so early! I've always loved these gorgeous pictures of all you girls. LOVE!