February 2010 Sketch Challenge

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Article Courtesy Scrapjazz.com: by Rachel Myerson

This month's sketch features a large photo block with space for multiple photos and journaling, as well as space for several patterned papers and embellishments. There are three horizontal lines which can be used for ribbons or other embellishments. I asked several designers to interpret this sketch


In her layout, "sand & surf," Denise Gormish changed the relative sizes of the photos and journaling. This change draws attention to the wonderful photos of their smiling faces. Her double-matting on the photo block further helps to draw the attention to the great photos.


Mary Eason also changed the relative sizes of the photos in her layout, "Fly Boys." Mary had fun with the horizontal lines, turning them into wavy lines, and she replaced the flourish with an unusually shaped embellishment that is more suited to the layout's subject. Her arrow helps direct the viewer's eye to the photos.


Heidi Anne Giebel used the sketch for an adorable layout about meeting Daisy Duck. Character photos tend to be vertical and she rotated the photo block to accommodate four vertical photos.


Jeanette Giancaspro enlarged the photo block to accommodate three 4" x 6" photos in her layout, "Puppy Love." The larger photos draw attention to the  dog's face. She switched the locations of the title and the flourish and used dog-themed embellishments to emphasize the theme of the layout.


I followed the sketch pretty closely for my layout, "Breaking Boards." For the horizontal strips, I cut a thin strip of black paper and adhered it in the middle of the purple ribbon to imitate the look of my son's purple belt.


As you can see, each designer interpreted the sketch in her own way and yet they all came out with beautiful and unique results. I hope that you find this sketch inspiring. Have fun and share your interpretation in the gallery here at Scrapjazz.


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