Saturday, January 15, 2011

Sketches Can be a Pain in the Buttisimo

I've said it before and I'll say it again: "I don't like sketches!" I could probably dish them out, but I lose my scrapbooking mojo and get that feeling of nails scratching on a chalkboard when I have to attempt another sketch. I like to do my own thing and that's usually whatever the photos tell me to do. 

Yes! Photos talk to me telepathically! They say "put me there" or "crop me this way" or "use these colors."

But I still do sketches and even though I don't like them, I like the challenge and the learning experience...and my first ScrapTiffany sketch was definitely a challenge:


This is my take on the sketch:


I used part of the contact sheet on the layout because it just worked and shows other photos from the same day (even though some of the photos are flipped the wrong way). I  also doodled in place of the stitching on the sketch and "F is for fun" because my family had a blast at a Toledo Mudhens game on Father's Day 2010:


Here's a closer look of one of the flowers: 


You can see other scrapbook layouts and cards created from the sketch on the ScrapTiffany blog. And if you ever lose your scrapbooking mojo, read Eric's Load of Scrap series on Finding Your Scrapbooking Mojo (the link goes to Part 3).

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11 comments:

  1. love your take on this challenge. btw, i use to feel the same way about sketches until one day i lost my mojo and just needed a lil guidance. i use sketches once in awhile but i enjoy doing my own thang more!

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  2. Oh, Danielle, I love your take on the sketch! You layout is super! Thanks for sharing!!

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  3. amazing work ouut of the sketch,this is so very nice ,i love the colors and very nice pictures,have a nice sunday!!

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  4. I love sketches as they give me a jumping off point - I rarely follow them closely. I love your take on the sketch and no one would ever know that you found it difficult! Super sweet photos!

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  5. even though you don't like sketch you did wonders here!!! love your take!

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  6. Ditto ditto ditto. I don't really use sketches. My first step in any layout is spreading everything out and letting everything tell me how it should be arranged. I do keep a stack of interesting ideas/layouts that I've seen online and in magazines when I run out of ideas. I use those as a jumping off point and extrapolate a new idea from them.

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  7. That is such a great idea to use the contact sheet! I know what you mean about sketches. I like them, but at the same time don't like trying to make my photos fit a sketch. I think my pictures speak to me as well.

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  8. Well, for not liking sketches, you rocked this layout! It is such a fun page.

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  9. I love all the different opinions about sketches! Thanks for the love :)

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  10. Well, pain and all, you did great! love all the elements on your LO
    Gaby DT Member

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  11. fabulous LO with amazing detail.. great photos.. great job with the sketch

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