Monday, June 25, 2012

Stretch your sketch beyond 12x12"

I was asked to design a page for the recent CK special issue: Simple Scrapbooking. My page was to be based in some way on a lovely page published in a previous issue.

Creative Girl by Creating Keepsakes.
 (As seen in the Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooking 2012 issue.  Published with prior permission from the Creative Crafts Group.)

Junking on Saturdays by Kim Watson
This page was my interpretation. I used not only the over all design but elements from the original page too.
(As seen in the Creating Keepsakes Simple Scrapbooking 2012 issue.  Published with prior permission from the Creative Crafts Group.)
 
To make my life easier, I created a 12x12 sketch for myself to follow.  12x12" sketch created for Junking on Saturdays by Kim Watson
 
I loved the sketch so much that used it again, & interpreted it into a double 17x11" page. Again I used the overall design, increasing the left hand photo size & adding an extra one on the right side, then filled in the 'gaps' with pretty embellishments.

Sunset Beach by Kim Watson
(All supplies from The Summer Soul Collection from fancy pants Designs.)

We all have files of sketches in our stash... I encourage you to do what I did & relook them. You'll be surprised by how versatile them are.

Happy Monday!