Saturday, January 31, 2009

One Sketch, 2 Layouts

Hi! Do you ever get inspiration for a project while you are out somewhere? This beautiful, perfectly done sketch was drawn while I was in the car one afternoon waiting to pick Breuklyn up from school.

I was flipping through a magazine and saw an ad for some random clothing store. It used three pictures in a row across the center of the page. I really liked the way that it looked, so I sketched out the idea on a scrap sheet of paper. Actually, this is the back of my Sonic receipt. Route 44 Diet Coke, anyone?

This was the layout that resulted from the sketch. Sketches are great because they don't necessarily have to be followed. They are merely an idea, a guideline. Just because I thought that I wanted the title on the bottom right doesn't mean that I will actually put it there.

When I sat down to work on my next layout, I still really liked the idea of the 3 horizontal pictures. I just re-worked the sketch so that it worked for what I wanted. This is why sketches are so versatile.

Another fun trick from this layout: I used the Basic Grey Urban Prairie self-adhesive chipboard pieces (the flowers and the butterfly) and flipped them upside down. I sprinkled glitter onto the self-adhesive side. Easy peasy. It's an easy way to make a fun embellishment.

Thanks so much for stopping by! We'll be back soon with lots of February layouts!

2 comments:

sarah_n February 2, 2009 at 9:21 PM  

Cute Estee!!! That new pj's LO is one of my absolute favs!! So cool you just sketched something up on scrap paper when it came to you!

Carmen O. February 15, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

I so love that you sketched up a LO from an ad! The new pj's LO is fabulous and so is the 10 yrs one. I like how different they are but from the same sketch. I'm trying to use sketches more so I can get more LO's done.

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