Happy Monday everyone! I’m back today with the second sketch for the month of May's
Before we get to the sketch, I want to remind you of this month’s amazing prize. You might remember that Fiskars is sponsoring this month's Stretch Your Sketches Challenge Series!
So in addition to winning a free copy of my eBook, Stretch Your Sketches
the winner will also receive this prize package
It features the large and extra large cloud punches from Fiskars. It also includes corresponding cloud stamps from Studio Calico, exclusive Studio Calico patterned papers and a happy mix of spring-themed papers and embellishments.
And just in case you missed out on the first sketch of this month you can see it here.
Now on to this month’s sketch! Here it is
As always, there are so many different ways you can convert a 12 x 12 sketch to 8.5 x 11. Here is one example
From the original 12 x 12 sketch I created this layout
I used the same stamps and punches that are part of the prize this month to create the clouds in the upper right-hand corner. I think the winner of this month's challenge will have as much fun as I did using this combination of products.
I asked Ella Friend Francine Clouden to join me for this month’s challenge and here is the layout she created from the sketch
Francine stuck pretty closely to the original sketch, but opted to switch out the two 3 x 4s for four smaller photos. Her adaptation works so well given the theme and title of the layout. A great example of how design can aid in your story telling.
Want to join in the fun? Here's how to play: First, create your layout based on the sketch. Next, post it to your blog or any online album and be sure to mention where you got the sketch in your post or caption. Third, come back to this post and share the link to your layout. All entries must be posted by May 31, 2011, 11:59 pm PST. The winner of each month will be chosen at random and will be announced here on The Daily Trumpet. Prizes will only be shipped to U.S. addresses. In the event that an international participant wins, she'll receive an Ella gift certificate, and a new winner will be drawn for the physical prize.
Remember, there are two sketches posted each month. If you create two layouts, one from each sketch, you will have two entries which will double your chances of winning!
I hope you all will participate with me and make a layout based on this sketch. If you are playing along here is a button for you to post on your blog.
I can’t wait to see your layouts!