Working with Page Maps
I was wondering what type of layout to work on next when Kevin suggested an artistic color challenge. I decided to use the photos we took at Knott's Berry Farm when we were experimenting with the special features that I always overlooked on my little camera. I combined that with a sketch by Becky Fleck, who authored several books including Page Maps. Here is her sketch:
|Becky Fleck's page map|
In terms of placement, I rotated the large horizontal photo and die cut piece, so those two elements became vertical, enlarged the photo into a 5 x 7", and combined the two smaller photos into one 3 x 4" photo. I kept the other elements in the same place.
|My interpretation of the sketch|
Some other fun little touches I included were, instead of 3 buttons and journaling strips, I wrote on a tag, elevated it with foam adhesive and inserted 3 stick pins into the foam. I also wanted to highlight Kevin's photo so he got a triple border and I folded a strip of ribbon underneath and trimmed the edges so it resembled a banner sign.
|Journaling and ribbon banner|
Usually my layouts tell a story, this was more of a technique layout. I was experimenting with color, design and adaptation of a sketch. Kevin gave me the challenge and I answered. I even submitted it to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine where Becky Fleck is the editor. It is a free magazine found in scrapbook stores or you can download and read it here. The spring issue just came out this week.
Kids and Scrapbooking
Scrapbook your pictures, then put 'em on the fridge and take them to Granny!" To see all the kids' work, go to Sketch Support each day this week.
Thanks for reading and happy spring!