Monday, October 14, 2013

Adapting sketches: changing photo sizes

When I use sketches, I often look at them as general shapes. I think of photos I have that fit that shape, then I adapt to make it work.

In this case, I used this sketch by Allison Davis. The photos were horizontal, but I had three smaller square photos, so I used the sketch for this story. Here's what I did:

For the most part, aside from the photo sizes I kept the sketch the same. I sunk the photo block lower on the page. For some reason, I saw my page more as an L.

Here's the details:

I misted the background with yellow and aqua to match the colors of my page. For the products, I mostly used my August Studio Calico kit. I used my Cameo to cut the title. I generally like to cut in two colors, then layer them on top of one another.

With the Fancy Pants Chalkboard tape, I punched it like I normally do. I think it added a nice bit of depth to the color on the page. I then stitched over it for contrast.

Thank you for looking at my page! Please visit the other people who used the sketch and see their variations this week.


Michele said...

I love your variation on the sketch. Fantastic tip about viewing the photos as a shape! Love your color combos as well. And how fun that you have a running mate! It's wild to think about how your relationships change with your kids as they get older.

Nancy M in NJ said...

Nice flip of the sketch... cool to see others' interpretations, that I don't have to be so literal but use it as an inspiration.

janet said...

GREAT adaptation of Allison's sketch and such a great color scheme, love it! Awesome job!