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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Showering You...

Nothing gets me going like someone issuing a challenge. I love them! I especially love sketch challenges. I am excited that I had time to play along with two different sketch challenge blogs this month. I created two one-page layouts that will go side-by-side in my album as a larger spread about an event. I've been doing this frequently this year - creating two one-page layouts that work together to tell one story. 

The first sketch I used was from Stuck?! Sketches. Isn't it fun?


 I usually scrap 12X12, so I modified the sketch a bit. Here is my take:


I used some very old paper from CTMH (Precious Paisley). I thought it was perfect for a baby shower! I liked the circle included in the sketch behind the photos, but it didn't work with my photos. Instead I used three small circle stickers and some sparkles to add interest to the linear design of the layout.

The second page I created based on a sketch at Sketches in Thyme:


The page I created is a companion to the page above and uses many of the same products.


I didn't feel the need to include a title on this page since the journaling, photos and products link it closely to the page above. The photos I used were too large to be lined up across the layout. I am pleased with the way this cluster of photos contrasts with the more linear page above.




I'm finding this idea of creating companion one-page layouts is really working for me. I get the benefits of both types of designing - the smaller canvas of the 12X12 but the simplified product choice of the 12X24. The variety of sketches available in 12X12 but the ability to tell a story of 12X24.

What about you? Do you know any good challenge blogs? Have you discovered any tricks that are really working for you right now? I would love to hear from you!

11 comments:

  1. I love how the second page you clustered the photos and didn't make them linear. I think it really gives the page great feel. Love them both ♥

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  2. Thank you for your participation in our sketch!
    Beautiful page and photo !!!!!!
    kisses!

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    1. Thanks for the fun sketch and the comment!

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  3. Great take on the sketch. Thank you for joining us at Sketches in Thyme!
    Surama

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    1. Thanks for the great sketch and the comment!

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  4. Delicious!
    tks for playing with us at SIT
    xx
    Leila
    :)

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    1. It was a fun sketch. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. great layouts, the sketches work well together as companions! Thanks for joining us at Sketches In Thyme! =) Tiffany

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