Hello, everyone! Wendy and I are here today with a sketch challenge for you using this week's theme, Trendspotting. The nautical theme is hot in the trendy world right now and here's a look at how we incorporated it into our layouts...
I created this sketch so multiple photos could be used and also because I wanted to incorporate some circles into my layout because for some reason or another, I tend not to use them enough in my creations.
I absolutely adore Wendy's take on the sketch and how she interpreted the large circle element with stitching! Wendy said, "It was a fun sketch to work with! I decided to make the circle portion a bit more subtle so I added circle stitching around the photo collage with white thread. The nautical theme is a bit subtle as well, but it's there! I cut three anchor shapes with my Silhouette Cameo and placed them around the layout to form a visual triangle. Of course the overall theme of my layout is completely nautical, as the photos of Meagan were all taken on our boat :)
Destination (Interstate, Atlas, Passport, Chipboard Stickers, Circle and Tag Stickers, Label Stickers, Letter Stickers), Sweet Shoppe (Lemon Drop)
I was a bit less subtle with the circle element on my layout. I cut out a large circle in the black and white chevron patterned paper from the Sweet Shoppe collection. I stitched along the outside edge of it using white thread to give it a more "handmade" feel.
I also decided to swap out one of the photo spots in the collage for a place to hold my journaling. I created anchors with my Silhoette Cameo and used both the postitive and negative space when I placed them on my page. I liked using the anchors to incorporate the nautical theme onto my page, even though my photos were from Easter :)
Sweet Shoppe (Licorice Whip, Marshmellow, Chipboard Stickers, Embellishment Bundle, Chit Chat Stickers, Label Stickers), Pinwheel (Flip Flops, Sprinklers, Chipboard Stickers, Label Stickers, Embellishment Bundle), Destination (Tickets, Chipboard Stickers, Label Stickers)
How will you interpret the sketch?
We'll pick one winner from all of our challenge entries this month to win a Lily Bee prize package. Here's a few things to keep in mind:
- Your layout must use at least 60% Lily Bee products.
- Title your post "4/23 Sketch Challenge" so we can find it easily and then leave a comment on this post letting us know you've entered.
- Deadline is April 30, 2013, Midnight CST
- One winner from all of the challenges will be announced in next month's "Kristen's News" Feature
The more you play, the better you're chances are of winning! Good luck!