Hello! It's Emily, did you miss me? The Sketch Challenge took a break in January due to the CHA Winter 2011 releases. But wasn't it worth the break? I am loving all the new products, I can't decide on a favorite (the colors in Portrait as well as Emma's Shoppe are stunning, the designs in Toy Box intrigue me, and I ended up going a little crazy with the stickers from Neighborhood for today's project), I think it's OK to like them all!
So, it's the third Friday and that means the Sketch Challenge is back with a fresh new sketch for you! It's a really fun one, lots of strips with some unique journaling placement if you so choose. This one may be my favorite yet, and with the response from the DT, I think there were a lot that felt the same way.
Here are the rules for playing along:
- You have until midnight (MST) Friday the 25th 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 28th.
I designed a card just a few minutes after I worked up the sketch. It was so easy to take the different stickers strips from Neighborhood and create a little scene along with a die cut and some brads. I am not a cardmaker by nature, but this one came together so quickly, I can see doing more. The sketch really helped take the guess work out of it.
DT member Lexi Bridges took a photo of younger herself with her Instax camera and scrapped it. Such a creative way to solve her problem of not having many photos of herself as a child. I love how she took the strips and shuffled them all around, she even used mist to create some strips as well.
Team member Kaori Watanabe turned the sketch into a multi-photo design, complete with her signature style of clusters. I love the mini photos and how she frames the top and the bottom with strips.
Anne Jo moved everything over to the side and used more blocks than strips, but you can still see the basic sketch with how she used the blocks. The fact that she used a more "boy" line to scrap her gorgeous nieces just makes me smile. Remember to go outside your box once in a while!
And finally we have a great layout from Mou. She stayed pretty close to the sketch, using the lines that were already in the design of the papers to add a few more strips to the mix.
Thanks to all the team members that played along this week, I hope you've enjoyed seeing all the different takes this month. I look forward to seeing what you guys come up with, you always manage to amaze me.