Monday, July 4, 2011

challenge 3...a sketch

Welcome to challenge No. 3  It's my (Nicole's) turn this week!

All our challenges have no 'cut off' date, so you can be a part of the challenge - this one or previous ones. You do a layout and either pop it on our flicker group (details in side bar) or add a link at the bottom of the challenge so we can pop over and visit your blog. Either way, please tell us in the comment section what you've done, because we are notified when someone comments, not when someone adds a link or a flicker page.

So this challenge today is a sketch. Here is the sketch in both 8.5x11 and 12x12 sizes.

It was quite open to interpretation as far as placement of titles, journaling, and photos go.

Here is my layout. The main area was done digitally and printed out as an 8x10 photo, then stuck on a piece of green 8.5 x11 cardstock. Added some white brads and letter stickers for '7th' too.

Below is Sharon's layout, followed by Amy's. Thanks girls, great interpretations of this somewhat challenging sketch!These two girls chose to put journaling in the second large block instead of a photo, which is great! 

And Di's approach (below) ended up more like mine, with the journaling running along the strips.  None of us see each others pages until this is posted so it's always interesting to see what we each come up with.  Di chose to go more collage-y with her layout, and got 6 photos on the layout. Di was influenced partly by the original sketch, but mostly by a Cathy Z digital template which she used.

Emma's gorgeous page below is totally different, with her swapping the photos to opposite sides of the sketch. Looks fantastic, Emma!

If you would like to do a layout using this sketch as inspiration, please let add your link below so we can see your page of add it to our flicker group.

Thanks for joining in and being a part of this. We have loved hopping around and seeing your layouts. 

Nicole x


  1. well now, I was thinking of using the strips for journalling, but had too much to say, and also about dividing the photo areas to include more as well! great stuff, and great fun!

  2. Sharon, just love your page - the photo makes me laugh, and I like how you used the pp. Even though it was a 'challenge' for you, it turned out really great!

  3. I, on the other hand, did not even think to use those strips as journaling strips ... very good idea!

  4. Too clever much inspiration for us all :)

  5. These are all lovely - fascinating to see the differing interpretations!

  6. Ladies I just wanted to say this is a lovely site and when I get a minute I can't wait to take part in the challenges. I'm not sure I am a clean and simple scrapper or a fussy one but when I look at my work I think I err on the side of CAS :) Love your work girls.

  7. I'm still not having any luck with the Widget! But here is my take on your sketch. Love the inspiration I get from this blog!

  8. Thanks for the challenge and the inspiration. I turned it into a double page layout.

  9. Hi, Thanks for the inspiration.
    I have posted another 2 pages to Simple Aussie Girls flicker group
    and enjoy the challenge


  10. I tried a paper version because I had a story and a photo already printed. Not sure how well it worked but I've used the link above to link to my blog.

  11. I've been shuffling paper using this sketch as inspiration.
    I love that your challenges remain open for us to play whenever we get the chance,
    Thanks girls :)


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