Goodness! This month's sketch produced some absolutely amazing layouts! I have been fretting over how to pick a winner based on the parameters of innovation and creativity that I specified when I posted the sketch on the 17th. You guys made it really really hard for me. But I have finally decided the way Susan interpreted the wavy line at the bottom of the sketch wins for innovation and creativity. Her folded half flowers worked so very well with her subject matter, the huge claw feet of an "ancient" ruin in Animal Kingdom. They look like painted toenails to me. So unique. And to top it off, I love how she added a "Hidden Mickey" to her layout! It's a Disney page, but done with the Restoration line, it really is elegant.
Congratulations to Susan Stringfellow! Please email your address under the title "Sketch Winner--September" to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know which collection, "Snow Days" or "School Spirit" you'd prefer and we'll get that out to you soon.
I know getting mentioned after the winning layout is probably not the prize you are hoping for, please know your work is equally inspiring! Here are a few other layouts that caught my eye this month, there were so many beautiful ones! Thanks to all who shared their gorgeous pages with me this month, it's such a treat to read your stories!
Miriam Rahim, her husband encouraged her to complete this sketch, even going so far as printing it out for her and reminding her to submit it. I can see why he wanted her to create, isn't this beautiful?
Colleen Boshoff made two layouts this month, a boy one and a girl one! Isn't this so cute? I love how she used the flowers along side the photograph, a great way to frame such a sweet face!
I love how Taj White used the green dominos on this page, she really made them work as an embellishment and not just paper. Very creative!
Kim Holmes used the three little pops of paper to showcase her three boys, I love how that became the focus of the layout.
and finally, we have Karen's layout. I love that she turned the sketch and moved things around to make it work. My favorite part though is the butterflies working instead of a block of paper, what a great way to personalize a sketch!
So I end today's post with a huge thank you to the 30+ scrappers who played along this month. I'm so glad we were able to help remove scrapper's blocks for some of you. Others were able to use the sketch to tell a story they'd been meaning to tell. It always inspired me to see how many different interpretations of the same sketch will happen. Please keep playing along, you never know when something you've done will make me sit up and take notice! Until next month, third Friday (October 15), Emily out.