Hi, it's Emily again! Hard to believe, but it's SKETCH time already! With February being a short month, the third Friday of March seemed to creep up on me. This month's sketch gives nod to the banner trend, which, if you know me at all, you might know how I feel about the overage of banners out there. But the Neighborhood Collection has so many cute sticker versions, I had to cave just this once. When you give me that much variation, I can work with a trend! :)
Here are the rules of engagement, to refresh your memory:
- 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 email@example.com
- 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 usually try to stick fairly close to the sketch, maybe changing it from a 12x12 to a 8.5 x 11, but this month I went a little off track. I had these pictures of my daughter and couldn't decide on just two, so I figured I'd find a way to add the third. I kept moving things around, trying the title on the picture, I didn't like it. Other designs were trapping white space, so in one of the rearrangings, I took off the large block of paper and really liked what I saw. After some more hemming and hawing, I added the block back, just moving it over so it anchored the pictures. To open up the blocked white space created by the banner, I moved it down just a bit. I know you can see the bones of the sketch, but I hope this goes to prove how very flexible sketches can be. Use what works for you, save the rest for another day.
As always, I'm excited to see what everyone comes up with this coming week. I hope you can make time to play along!