Sunday, December 5, 2010

Sketch Challenge ~ Jo West

Sorry to bring you this Friday's challenge so late in the week ... here it is Sunday afternoon, and I am just now able to post it ... I had a friend come over to look at my computer as it would not recognize my camera to download the pics ... turns out it was (and still is) a corrupted camera card ... who would a thought ...

Anyways, back to the main story ... We have this wonderful multi picture sketch  to work with this week ...

and here is my interpretation of the sketch ...

The interesting thing about sketches is that they can be used as a jumping off point ... you never have to follow them verbatim ... I made several changes ... I overlapped the pictures and didn't leave the "whitespace" with the flower on it as shown in the sketch ... I added numerous embellishments, placed my title where the journalling was supposed to go and I cut down the size of the patterned paper that covered the left 1/2 of the layout.

I actually found this sketch quite fun to play with and i would used it again ... and I am usually a one photo on page type scrapper ... so go ahead, do give this one a try!


  1. having fun scrolling down through your posts below. The advent calender IS really cool! I make cards, but haven't scrapbooked in quite a while. I do miss it. I find that the sketches are a great inspiration and jumping off point. I like the colors you used (above) and the snowy clouds.

  2. Jo, is this the same 'little girl' from the 'Better Not Pout' layout?! So cute then AND now! :) LOVE those clouds!! So always include such creative, clever little touches on your layouts and cards...thanks for sharing your interpretation of the sketch - I struggle with sketches and it helps so much to see something 'real' from them! :)