A new month and a new kit from Cocoa Daisy. With each new month comes new challenges too! I love challenges! The prize that comes with them is a bonus to me but the creative juices flowing in ways that I wouldn't otherwise think of is invigorating to me. I like to think out of the box and feel that I do a fair amount of that anyway but when I am coaxed into stepping further out of the box, it's a great day. I challenge you to this month's sketch challenge over at Cocoa Daisy!
Another sketch created by me. I'm really growing to love the sketch making. I hope you enjoy my sketches as much as I do! If you have any requests (more photos, different size photos, etc) be sure to let me know.
You can see the resemblance but you can also see that there are a few changes. First off all, I used rectangular pictures instead of square pictures. My "circle" is a tad bigger and more in the form of a doily than a circle. A Spiegel Mom Scraps doily to be precise! I just love how delicate that doily is. It is NOT however a part of the Cocoa Daisy kit. I did pull that out of my stash. The title is in a different place than suggested by the sketch. Because I used a larger circle everything got shifted down on the layout and the title wasn't going to work in it's designated spot. So, Plan B!
This process video could have been a lot shorter and this layout could have taken a whole lot longer were it not for the next difference; the lack of top and bottom background papers. I was determined, after deciding that a north and south pole wouldn't work on this layout, that I would have that division in the form of a banner in the center of the layout. I spent A LOT, a lot, a lot of time trying to find a patterned paper that would work. Only to abandon the idea altogether.
I think I finally have the white balance in my white background pictures down a bit better. What I see on my monitor when editing is just horrid. I hope it looks better on the blog or FaceBook. It looks great in my blog designer/editor. LOVE that 1canoe2 Hazelwood patterned paper. I need more! Yes, need...
I journaled! On the layout!
Be sure to check out the Cocoa Daisy blog for additional interpretations of the sketch! You don't need a Cocoa Daisy kit to play along and I would love to see what you created based on this sketch!