April 2006 Sketch Challenge
by Mimi Russell (Apr 3, 2006)
For this month's sketch challenge, I actually made two sketches. My original idea was a two-page layout, but as I shared the sketches with my friends and when I got to work on my own layouts, each side of my sketch layout really lends itself perfectly to a nicely balanced one-page layout. However you decide to let these sketches inspire you, have fun with it!
Here are some examples of what different scrapbookers have done with this sketch:
Katie Jones from Beech Grove, IN made a double-page layout with pictures from her trip to the memorial at Oklahoma City.
Jackie Brennan used just the left side of the sketch for her gorgeous scenery photos from Mendenhall.
Michelle Kimble created this layout with the right side of the sketch and instead of using four smaller pictures, decided to use embellishments. Her title in the ribbon stripe gives a whole new look to this sketch.
Jeanne Steinhilber adapted the sketch to be used on an 8.5" x 11" layout. She also used some coordinating tabs along the ribbon stripe instead of a monogram letter.
Lisa Rice from Hebron, IN also adapted the sketch to fit her 8.5" x 11" album pages. As she condensed the sketch, she created a photo corner to accentuate the picture of her son and also used it for the title. The monogram is simply her son's first initial.
And finally, here is my layout. I chose to use enlargements of my focal pictures so that the large monogram alphabet letters would not overpower the layout. On a side note, if you don't have chipboard letters, it worked really well for me to cut out three or four of the same letter and glue them together. On my N (for Nora) I even added a couple coats of UTEE to give it additional texture.
I hope this has given you some inspiration. Check back again next month for another sketch challenge!