Thursday, February 11, 2010

More Sketch Challenges!

This one came from Stuck on U Sketches and then I modified it for our Title/Font challenge over at Scrap Sisters Studio. So 2 challenges in one.

And here's my take on it. I chose to use small 2x2 photos instead of pattern paper for the left side of y layout. That way I could create a 1 pg layout yet include some great shots for our trip down to the ball park. My printer, a Lexmark, came with the option to print an album page. They give us many options to choose from. I chose to load 8 medium photos, they printed 2x3 and one 5x7 with two 4x6's. I printed 2 sheets and was done.

I had a really fun piece of baseball word paper that I used a strip of for the right border. I punched a 1 3/4" circle for my title and cut 09 with the Cricut. The border on the circle is actually 3 stars punched with my handy old Creative Memories star punch. I then detailed the stars with a white pen.

Once I cut my photos down to 2x2 I spaced them out on the mat. I try never to have a photo looking off the page. So you'll notice that all the far left photos either look right or straight ahead. If the person is looking off I'm left wondering what the heck are they looking for. It's a design trick I read somewhere and it makes sense to my eyes. So I do it. As some finishing touches I used the gel pen on a couple more stars and pop dotted them onto the layout so I had a visual triangle with the stars and the title.

I had to shift my title to the right because I didn't want it to cover up any of my little photos. This layout has become a good example of packing a lot of photos in a one page layout. There are 11, did ya count them?


PaperCrank said...

Love it! Maybe I need to play with paper again soon! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Cindy, gosh this is EXCELLENT! now all those photos on there are amazing...what a great printer you have! I always think of what I could do if I didn't have the worlds saddest printer. LOL!
I LOVE so much that you used the mini photos in place of the sketches printed paper blocks.
This is really terrific!
Thank you so much for joining us this week, I hope you had fun with the sketch and that you'll join us again!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Cindy, great job on this one. Great idea to use pix instead of plain sqaures. Thanks for joining us this week.

Shannon Fichter said...

Hello Cindy...I'm new to your blog. My mom is Linda Culler and she suggested I look at your blog to get some great ideas. I have, this layout is great. I also like pagemap. I've met Becky Fleck a couple of time. I look forward to seeing more creations :)
Shannon Fichter

Cindy said...

Hi Shannon! Anytime you want to chat scrapbooking hit me up on facebook. You can find me through my Uncle Butchie. I'll friend ya ASAP. Thanks for stopping in.