Friday, April 15, 2011

A Sketchy Reveal

A New Gallery:
This is the official start of my 3 month term over at Sketchabilities! Every two weeks there will be a new sketch posted on the site. The design team will reveal their takes on the sketch. You can play along and post your layout in the brand new gallery that is being debuted today, and get your work seen by scrappy people from around the world. If you are more interested in card making, stop by Cardabilities. You can also post your cards in the same gallery if you follow the card sketches.

My First Sketch:
Here is the sketch as designed by Karan Gerber, our fearless leader and founder of Sketchabilities.

Here is my take on the sketch:

I'd Always Pick You Layout
Embellishments and journaling
1. The main one was I changed the background circle into a rectangular fruit stand. There were tiny fruit stands on the patterned paper so I recreated it on a larger scale to house my photos. I outlined the awning and wood with a white pen. 

2. Instead of hearts and flowers, I fussy cut vegetables from the patterned paper. I popped some vegetables with foam adhesive for a 3-D effect. I curled some Memory Thread through the buttons to make vines instead of the leaves in the sketch. 

3. I always like to add a title and journaling to a layout. I made a sign that looked like it would hang from a fruit stand for the title. I spritzed everything for a more aged look. 
My Sign was the Title

The Background:
During the summer Kevin and I went to the Orange County Fair. There were a lot of rides, carnival food, games and a section on farming. That is where we took our photos.

But I have to admit the real reason we went to the country fair was to see one of the musical acts. There were different singers and bands each weekend. Here is the playlist:

I see Kevin was one of the musical acts
We actually went to see Weird Al perform. It was a very entertaining show and I'd highly recommend it. I found out, he can actually sing and not just clown around. I'd go again to his concert. It was a much better performance than another concert I went to starring a certain Beatle. Here are some costume changes he made:

Star Wars Saga
Amish Paradise
I can't believe I'm so white and nerdy. 

I hope you enjoyed my farm fresh take on the sketch. Hop on by to Sketchabilities to see the other DT members' beautiful layouts. 

I've been working on some really cute cards that I want to share with you all soon. So stay tuned for those. One of them even required the use of a blow torch. Hee hee. 

Take care and happy crafting,


Margreet said...

I love your take on the sketch, how you created a fruit stand and the vivid colors you used. Very cool idea.

Stacy said...

Your layout rocks!! Love the pictures you used and all the fun embellies...fabulous job!

Becky said...

That looks fabulous! I love the sign and the vines and of course, the fruit stand. Congrats on your first DT layout!

Unknown said...

awesome idea! the layout is beautiful, love the fun embellishments..and the photos!

pysselpetra said...

each time i see your layout it makes me smile - love it

Miranda said...

I love what you did with this sketch. It is so renewing! Great job.

Sue Sykes said...

That little fruit stand is adorable! Love it!

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