Hello! It's Emily with the November Edition of the the Crate Paper Sketch Challenge, and I'm so happy because I have a bunch of examples for you today. The sketch is a voluntary thing for the Crate Paper Girls, so when I sent the sketch out to them last week, I was hoping to get the usual one or two examples to share. But lucky for me (and you), I got back four examples! Don't forget, here are the specific rules:
- You have until midnight (MST) Friday the 26th to work on the sketch. That's one week.
- Projects must use at 50% Crate Paper products, new releases are not required.
- Sketch can be a layout, cards, tags, or other project.
- Scan/Photograph your project and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winner will be selected based on quality or invention of work and I'll announce them and share some other entries on Monday the 29th.
This month's sketch has a lot of white space that you can either leave or fill up with embellishements. After reading CP Girl Davinie's post in September about curved titles, I thought it might be fun to add a circular element in case anyone (me) wanted to use her tip. There's room for at least three photos, but you can play around with that as well. And to top it off, I thought a bow would be a fun element, you know I'm getting ready for the holidays already. :)
Here's my take. I flipped it upside down and moved the clusters around, swapping out a photo for the chipboard trees. I think it's so fun to use a winter holiday line (Snow Days) for a summer vacation page. I also used the Float paper from the Brook Collection. I notice I keep using that same piece of paper. I'm going to have to get some more soon...
New team member Kinsey Wilson adds her signature stitching to this fun and colorful layout using the Snow Day collection as well. I love how it fills up the space without the bulk. Don't you love how she layered up her borders?
The next example is comes from Anne Jo Lexander, using all Restoration. She took the sketch and miniaturized it into a card. My favorite part? How she kept the bow from the original sketch, making it front and center instead of just a little element.
Lucy Edson has a great gift for clustering, and isn't it fun how she used a bunch of business cards instead of photos for a layout about her desire to keep learning? Not every layout has to have pictures! Lucy used alot of different elements from the various Summer releases, they go together seemlessly here!
Our final layout comes from Amy Heller. I love how it looks like she took the sketch and shook it onto her page, letting it fall wherever it may, kind of like a pile of leaves... She combine Brook and School Spirit, I think it's such a perfect bit of mixing!
With all these great examples, I bet your creative juices are flowing! I'm looking forward to seeing all your interpretations over the next week. Have fun. :)