Happy May! School is coming to a close here in Colorado and my family has been attending end-of-the-year choir and orchestra concerts nearly every week. I love the wrap up that happens this time of year, lots of occasion to take pictures. Last night was my son's show choir concert, his teacher is retiring this year, so lots of opportunities to take photos. This month's sketch would be perfect for such an occasion. The sketch is so whimsical, featuring 5 photos and gives a nod to the photobooth app you're seeing everywhere now available for your phones. When designing the sketch, I never plan on what I'll use on my own layout, so I found it fun to have worked out so perfectly with the die cuts from the Portrait collection. If you don't have the Portrait collection, take a page out of Sarah's book and use a strip of paper instead. Lots of things you can swap in and out of this design. Go big with your title, making it star of the layout. I added lots of places for embellishments too. It was a fun sketch to work with and the team went above and beyond this month, I'm so excited to share some great interpretations with you.
But before I give you the sketch, here is the fine print:
- You have until midnight (MDT) Sunday the 29th to work on the sketch. Note the extended deadline!
- Projects must use at 50% Crate Paper products, new releases are not required.
- Sketch can be a layout, cards, tags, or other project, newly created for the challenge.
- Scan/Photograph your project (you needn't send detail shots) and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Winner will be selected based on quality or invention of work. I will send my top 5 to the Crate Paper office, then they'll choose one winner to be announced on Tuesday the 31st. I share some of my favorites with you at that time too.
And now, here's the sketch:
And here are our interpretations, starting with mine. I kept pretty true to the sketch, but because the topic was rock stacking, I tried to balance all of my elements on top of the thing below it. I mixed old and new lines, Brook, Toybox and Portrait. Who knew they'd go together so well?
Sarah turned the sketch into a card, I love how she replaced the photo strip with a long strip of paper.
Lexi really focused on the circular elements, and she hid her journaling in a pocket, clever don't you think? We both used mist this month, such a fun way to make paper work for you.
Kaori's design also stayed pretty close to the sketch, she's got that big title holding all the other elements together. Her choice of striped paper does a great job to draw you eye down into the photo grouping. And the playing card is fun when paired with this paper from Restoration.
Anne Jo turned the whole thing upside down to make this fun cheery layout. I love how she shrunk things down to fit inside the yellow gingham frame. She added her journaling on a tag to the bottom right of the design.
And finally, we have Jenny's take. She flipped the sketch 90º counter clockwise and ended up with a nice solid anchor for her light and airy butterflies. The photo is front and center in this layout, don't you think?
I hope you'll have fun with this month's sketch, I'm looking forward to seeing all your interpretations next week!