Happy Monday everyone! I’m here today with the second sketch for the month of July's
For this second sketch, I decided to use a mix of sizes and orientations for the photos, I thought it might be a fun change:
To create my layout I made some minor adjustments to the photo sizes in the sketch, but I kept the placement and orientation of the photos the same. I used some of my favorite photos from this past spring to make this layout:
The journaling reads: On one of the first warm days of spring, we decided to go on a picnic. Once at the park we enjoyed a simple lunch of PB & Js and apple slices. After we ate, we played in the park. It was a happy and beautiful day. March 9, 2011
Joining me this week in our sketch challenge is Ella Friend, Keshet Starr. Here is her take on the sketch:
I love Keshet's style and I love this layout! Here is what she had to say about it, "When I first saw the sketch, I loved how the structured grid design could work really well with fun, whimsical embellishments. I used my Studio Calico Lawn Party kit and matched the bright colors with these funny photos of an impromptu dance party! Best of all, my layout came together in record time because the hard work of designing the layout was already done for me!"
Are you ready to hear about the prizes this month?
The winner of this month's challenge will win a copy of my eBook, Stretch Your Sketches
and this vintage-inspired prize package
It includes patterned papers from Making Memories as well as embellishments from American Crafts, Kaisercraft, Prima and Cosmo Cricket; plus there are glassine envelopes, shipping tags, safety pins and twine. Notice too, the Addy Sentiments Stamps from Studio Calico, these are the same stamps that Valerie used on her card.
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. 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 July 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 will be 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.
***Because last month's winner was an international reader the prize has been redrawn. Winner of June's Stretch Your Sketch Challenge is Ella reader jleija!***
Please email me at donnajannuzzi(at)gmail(dot)com to receive your prize.