A House of Cards

Friday, August 19, 2011

Getting sketchy...

Hey everyone!  Thought I would stop by today to share a sketch that I created for the October Afternoon blog.

I decided to go with an 8.5 x 11” format.  I kept the design simple with the opportunity to use multiple photos.   But for me, a square or rectangular box on a sketch doesn’t always read as a photo.  I love to fill them with fun embellishments.  And that is what I did.

Here is my take on the sketch:

 I created the sketch before I created the layout, so I had to make some adjustments to it to make it work with the photos that I decided to use.  I went with two horizontal photos instead of the one that is shown in the sketch.  To make up for the extra space I had to use, the border around the whole layout had to be changed up and just used along the top and bottom of the layout.  I did stay pretty close to the actual layout placement, but I used one of the boxes for a little scene rather than a third photo.

For the journaling and scene, I created stitched boxes (machine and hand stitched) and place some Chip ‘n Stick chipboard pieces around the edges.

The new Sidewalks collection was so fun to work with.  Such beautiful colors and sweet images…  Everything about this collection just makes me happy!

Amy Heller created a beautiful layout using the sketch, and you can see it here.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks so much for stopping by!


Serene said...

I love the stitching, both hand and machine. What a great look that creates. Nice sketch, too.

Cheryl Nelson said...


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous layout ♥

Stephanie said...

This is highly adorable! Love it!

Wendy said...

so gorgeous...love the stitching of the squares!