For the last little while I’ve been participating in various sketch and colour challenges. I fall in love with the creations that are produced from the challenges and want to create something just as amazing. However, I’ve been finding the layouts I create following challenges just aren’t my favourite. Maybe because they just aren’t me! I love spending hours looking at layouts and sketches, picking up an element from this layout and a picture placement from that sketch, but in the end, I’m crappy at copying and I’m happiest doing my own thing. My style is my style. It might not be what’s popular right now but I’m o-kay with that.
On that note, I’m off to do some scrapbooking! I’ve been trying to complete a layout based on a sketch over at Creative Scrappers, however, it’s just not coming together. So today I’m starting over.
Creative Scrappers has another sketch challenge up on their blog so I thought I would play along again.
This one was challenging!! I have to admit, it took about 2 tries before creating something I liked.
Here’s the sketch they asked us to follow:
And here’s my final layout. I chose to go monotone so that the pictures would stand out.
And the close-ups:
Instead of adding the chevrons to the paper, I used chevron paper and outlined the pattern from the sketch. I then cut out only a couple of chevrons and popped them up over the outlined ones. The little vellum chevrons are taped down with skinny Little B washi tape.
In case you were wondering, here’s what I used on this layout:
Well, I finished my page for the challenges AND I went to my monthly “sistas” all day crop yesterday. Well, I couldn’t get there until after lunch, but I did manage to get 2 layouts done! BUT, 1 of them, I’m redoing! Yup! Redoing. I got it home and I just didn’t like it.
So first up is the layout I created for the sketch challenge over at Creative Scrappers and for the mood board over at Creative Embellishments. I followed the sketch almost to a tee and used the colours orange and pink from the mood board and the word “happiness”.