Last month, my Chicago Bean layout was a top 3 winner on a sketch contest at Sketches in Thyme. I was asked to be a guest designer this month on their blog. I always love working with sketches and was thrill with this opportunity. I chose to make my first layout about my trip to Wales using my favorite photo spot as the focal point.
I started by using sketch #119 from Sketches in Thyme.
When I looked at the sketch, I thought that the long yellow rectangle would be a good place to put a large background photo and then I'd place a smaller photo on top. I printed out different background and foreground photos on regular paper to play around with the arrangement.
I liked the landscape view better than the portrait view so I rotated the sketch 90 degrees. I placed a digital frame along with digital images on top of the main photo and printed that as one photo and the background as a separate photo.
That way I could double mat the photo to add some dimension and make that the focal point of the layout. I blended the date and journaling into the layered elements at the bottom of the photo.
I'm a multi-photo gal at heart and thought it looked sparse at this point. The Bo Bunny Mama-razzi 2 papers I was using had a filmstrip pattern on one of the corners so I cut that piece out and printed some photos to fit in the 1 x .5" spaces. I could even fit one of the tiny pictures into the lens of the Studio Calico wood veneers camera. I this manner, I managed to place to place 6 photos onto the single paged layout while maintaing the look of a single photo sketch.
To balance out the title and embellishment cluster in the upper right hand corner of the layout, I placed a banner in the lower left hand corner. That was the finishing touch to complete my layout.
You can also use this sketch and link your creation to their blog anytime during the month of August for a chance to be a guest designer too.
I'm entering this in the following challenges:
The Memory Nest Whimsical Wednesday #8: Summertime Share
Five Simple Things: Inspire Me Fridays #115: Anything Goes
Totally Paper Crafts: Challenge #179: Summer Fun
Thanks so much for stoppin' by,