A House of Cards

Friday, September 16, 2011

OA Sketch Challenge

Hi everyone!  This week was it was my turn to come up with a sketch for the October Afternoon Blog sketch challenge, and here it is:

I decided to go with a 12 x12” format this time.  I settled on a grid pattern which would be great to use for multiple photos, a perfect place to show off lots of little embellishments, or a mixture of both.  There is also a spot in the bottom right corner for a title and journaling.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I tend to make my sketches before I make my layouts, so my layouts never seem to identically mirror the sketch.  But that is the beauty of sketches... they really are meant to give you a place to start and let your creativity kick in.

I decided to go with larger photos, so the three colums turned into two to fit the space.  The size of the photos also caused the columns to be offset, and it gives the feeling of rows instead of a grid.  I added a little separation between them with some twine.

I replaced the butterfly embellishments in the sketch with some of the new Little Flyers, and I moved the placement to the right to work with my title.

I also added a little strip of paper under my journaling to define the space and added a few little hearts in place of the butterfly in the sketch for a little punch of color.

Wilna Furstenberg played along with the sketch, and you can see her take on the sketch here.

That's it for me today.  Hope you all have a great weekend.
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