Hi everyone! I'm back today to share the 9th sketch in Ella's
The last sketch in our series featured six photos, which is quite a few for a single page layout, so this week we're getting back to a more basic design:
This week I took a turn at stretching the sketch, and I did stretch it quite a bit! First I rotated the sketch 180 degrees, then I replaced the 6x4 photo with two 3x4s and I replaced the 4x6 photo with a 5x5 pocket (you'll notice that I also clipped a photo to the front of the pocket). Here is my layout which documents our family's love of In-N-Out:
The journaling reads: Every Sunday after mass we go to In-N-Out for lunch. We’ve had this tradition in our family for almost three years now. When we go, the boys always get stickers. Nathan calls them "stickos" and he likes to make the cars in his picture crash (if you were there you'd get to experience the sound effects too). Gabe on the other hand likes things to make a little more sense and he makes the woman hold the flowers (which is too sweet). One day while we were eating Gabe said, "Isn't In-N-Out great?" Yes, Gabe, it is; we couldn't agree more.
Inside the pocket are the sticker pictures that my two sons made on this particular trip. Even if we keep this tradition for years to come, I don't know how long these simple stickers will make my boys happy and so while I don't save them every week (can you imagine the stack I would have by now!?) I did want to save at least one set as a reminder of these days.
Joining me this week in the sketch challenge is Ella Friend May Flaum. She did a literal interpretation of the sketch and made this beautiful layout:
Here is what May had to say about the sketch and what inspired her, "What I love about this sketch is that it gives a solid base for a layout, but leaves lots of room for artistic interpretation and creative play. I’m a girl who’s never met a crafting rule I didn’t like to break (or bend) but here I left the photos (4x6), journaling, and title exactly as they were intended. It’s a solid design, one that should be in every scrapbooker’s sketch book! In looking through my to-be-scrapped photos I came across these two of my girls with their Easter baskets that I thought would work well for this sketch and with one of my new favorites – the Country Drive line from Echo Park. Almost everything on my page is from Echo Park – which made this page come together quickly.
The yellow patterned paper I put under my photos to add another layer is about 11” wide and 7 ½” tall. Once my base was done and I had my journaling and photos in place, I added bits of paper (punched and a 1” strip), as well as my title stickers, some stickles and stitching, and a few stickers and accents too. I love the results – and had such fun with this page."
Are you ready to hear about the prizes this month?
Did you know that Ella Friend Monika Wright is the owner of an etsy shop called i love it all?
In her shop you'll find a wide selection of modern and traditional art prints as well as mini-albums and journals and this month i love it all is sponsoring the Stretch Your Sketches Challenge Series!
So in addition to winning a free copy of my eBook, Stretch Your Sketches
Monika has also generously agreed to ship any items internationally - thank you Monika!
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 August 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.
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.
***Winner of May's Stretch Your Sketch Challenge is Ella reader judean!***
Please email me at donnajannuzzi(at)gmail(dot)com to receive your prize.