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Six Weeks of Sketches: Week 6

Can you believe that it is the final week of our challenge?  I have had so much fun working on new sketches for you all during the past six weeks.  I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the great participation and the wonderful comments left by you all.  It makes me so happy that you have enjoyed these sketches!  And I love seeing how one sketch can be the inspiration for so many layouts each with their own style and personality.

Here is the final sketch of our Six Weeks of Sketches challenge:

The 12x12 version features one 4x6 photo with three smaller photos on the upper left-had side of the page.  The smaller photos are sized 2x3, very small indeed but perfect for detail shots.  Also, there have been some requests for single-photo sketches so if you’d like you can always replace those small photos with patterned paper squares or create little mini-collages in that area.

The 8.5x11 sketch is below:

Now admittedly, it’s a little squished.  It doesn’t have exactly the same feel as the original, but I think it is a great sketch on its own.
As a bonus for our last week together I’ve drawn two more sketches based off of the original design.  Each is a two-page version of the original sketch - one 12x12 version and one 8.5x11 version.  I think that the 8.5x11 two-page spread is a little closer to re-creating the feel of the 12x12 since it has a lot more white space.

Finally, in my take on this week’s sketch I took the three photos on the left-hand side of the page and put two photos there instead:

I recently decided to take up running again.  I haven’t run since before my two boys were born.  As I took out my new running shoes and prepared to throw away the old ones I couldn’t help but notice the difference in the two pairs.  The old shoes show proof of what almost seems like another life.  I ran a lot of miles in those shoes.  But, I’m not hanging on to the past.  I’ve set some goals for myself this year and even if I can’t run as fast as I used to or train as often as I’d like, I’m going to get moving.  I’m actually excited about getting back into shape.  It’s definitely going to be hard work, but I think its’ also going to be lots of fun.  Wish me luck!!

So, let’s see what you do with this final sketch.
Post a link to your layout in the comments of this post by Thursday, February 25 to enter this week's contest! Three winners will each receive a free eBook. And everyone who participates this week will get another entry into our grand-prize drawing for a Cricut Expression (a $349 value)!

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