Thursday, May 27, 2010

A bit sketchy

I think I've done more sketches this month than in my entire scrappy life! I don't do them often because I can't seem to take them any other way than exactly as they are drawn. But I guess that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Anyway. Here's the sketch from the Magpie Club this month.


Well I drew a big breath and got stuck into it. I even managed to use another photo of The Man. I fall into that trap like many other parents and seem to make layout after layout about my kids (well, they are pretty cute!) but tend to ignore the other 'boring' photos of him or myself. It's probably not that, it's probably more to do with the fact that we take 100's of photos of our kids, but hardly ever turn the camera around.


I asked The Man after it was finished if he was offended by how girly it turned out. He said, yes the colours are pretty soft and feminine but at least I used woodgrain which is pretty manly in his book.


I was just glad to use up some papers and stuff that's been in my pile for a while. Like that Prima title. But I did grunge up the edges a bit for more of a masculine feel. And that pale green paper behind the photo and journalling? That's actually one of Fancy Pants' Christmas papers!


I've also mixed in some of the scraps of my October Afternoon collection. I can't believe I haven't used that banner sticker before now given how obsessed I am with banners!

If you're like me and sometimes wish you had paid more attention in Year 9 art because that was the last time you ever got any kind of design or creative instruction then go and read this. It's a whole bunch of design and composition principles for scrapbookers written in easy to understand language. However, she does say she's not 'qualified' in any way, and perhaps there are better resources out there for this kind of thing. But I stumbled across it by accident, and I like it!

7 comments

  1. Wow - I LOVE what you have done with this sketch! Not the easiest of sketches but you have made such a fab LO! :-) Off to check out your link :-)

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  2. Your take on this sketch is awesome! I agree with 'the man' on the woodgrain- I think you can get away with a lot of feminine colors when woodgrain is involved!! :)

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  3. So inspired by your woodgrain that I remembered I had a stamp similar to it (clean lines, not a lot of fluff), pulled it out and just made a card. This is a wonderful layout, as always.

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  4. Ooooooooo I likey your dream layout!!! I like it a lot a lot!! I love that wood grain paper from pink pailsee,,, and I LOVE how you used it!!! Looks great!!
    {xoxo}

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  5. Im so in love with that sketch! And what you have done with it!!! love the banners and am head over heals about the alphas!

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  6. Great layout!! I love the woodgrain (my husband is a wood turner and we love everything wood, trees or leaves)! I also love how you turned the banner on end! Your page has a whimsical look to it--I love it!

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  7. Wow what fabulous take on the sketch...I'm a sucker for anything woodgrain, tee hee
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love! mwah

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