Hi there scrappy peeps! That seems to have become my signature opener for my process videos so why not use it here too?! I have a sketch challenge up on the Cocoa Daisy blog today and would love for you to join us! You can find the Cocoa Daisy blog HERE.
This is this month's sketch (designed by yours truly);
And this is what I came up with;
More often than not, the sketch comes after the layout the way I do things. However, for the next few months of Cocoa Daisy sketches, the sketch actually came first! I have a process video that shows you how this sketch inspired layout came together. And, how it evolved. It's interesting what editing video will do to your perspective of your work. As I was editing something about the "finished" layout irked me. I had to go back in and fix it. Watch the video to see what!
My favorite thing about this layout is that there is a tag hidden behind the pictures, in the glassine bag that Cocoa Daisy goodies come in, that contains a little love from my Mum - the lady in the picture that Nikolas is teaching digital goodness to. It's not obvious, it's rather discreet that twine poking out the top of the bag. Just a little hint that there might be something to take notice of. Someday, he will find it. And someday he will have a lovely surprise!
I had fully intended to put a title on the page but the letters that came with the kit weren't dark enough to stand out. I could have colored them but I liked the subtley of the flair "Fresh Start" as the title for my page. Or title-less and the flair is just that, flair. I might go back in later and add a title in a heavier hue than the pastel pink or white letters but for now, it's good as it is.
Have you enjoyed the process videos I have created? Do you honestly watch them in their entirety? I know I get tired of hearing myself speak. I honestly think it's the most I speak a one time unless I'm lecturing the kids about something! LOL! Any and all advise is welcome. PLEASE! Anything in particular you would like to see? Do share! In the comments here, on a video. Anywhere that I'm present on social media!
Thanks for stopping in today! I hope your March is spring-ing along!