BUT....When I am completing an online challenge my competitive streak ( who me?? Couldn't be??) takes over and I tend to scrap a 'good photo'..You know a portrait type..And I can spend a couple of hours creating that single layout..Making sure it's original, creative..Different..It can be - lets say..EXHAUSTING...
Needless to say, at then end of each month I have BUCKETS of everyday photos..Really the important ones that tell the tale of our lives and only a handful of layouts to show for my efforts..
So...now and then I whip up a simple sketch of my own..Nothing dramatic mind you, and I PUMP out layouts based on this for a few days..Nothing flashy..Just those ordinary photos that I can overlook.. and a few different embellies.. I end up inspired to use the sketch in different ways and feel grateful that those photos are finally ready to go in albums...
And this time I thought I would share my process with you all - and give you a chance to WIN!..
I put together a kit ages ago and haven't given it away..So here's your chance! Use my sketch on one or even some of your everyday photos and leave a link to it in my comments.. I will pick a winner in a weeks time...
So here's my simple sketch:
Please forgive the hand drawn nature..I'm not good at digi in the sketchy way!
You can use this sketch in lots of different ways and adapt it too..Here's my examples:
This layout uses the sketch in the standard way. I have moved my journalling up though. I prefer to write directly onto the layout most of the time..This was the last layout I completed last with my sketch too..Wanted to scrap this photo desperately and wanted to show you a BRIGHT version!
I have used a portrait photo in this version. And added the little bunting and homemade envelope..Otherwise stuck to the sketch..This layout was the first one I whipped up and it took me only 45min! I adore this photo..Truly..
This was second - and used the traditional landscape photo..But I went the bunting option again..30 min layout this time...A little more detail to the left too..
silhouette cameo too..They are crazy popular right now..BUT way too expensive.. So I hand cut my stars instead!
So there you go..In between exercise, cooking, cleaning and raising a family - I whipped up five layouts in two afternoons.. How will you go???
Here's what you can win:
Please make sure I am able to contact you when you leave a comment..As you will need to email me you addy for postage..
GOOD LUCK and as always... HAPPY SCRAPPING..