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It’s a new month and time for a new sketch challenge! Stephanie Wheeler created the sketch and I hope you’ll be inspired to play along!
My layout turned out pretty close to the sketch. A little tilting and different dimensions, but all the basic features are there. I was actually even closer to the sketch to begin with, but I did a mistake and covered it up by tilting the yellow piece of paper. It was one of those mistakes that turns out to be a good thing in the end.
You have until June 18th to play along. Please upload your layout to the gallery and leave us a link here! The winner will be announced on Thursday the 20th and will win a $10 coupon for the Boutique.
Hello Daisies! Lisa and I have loved seeing your lovely interpretations of the April sketch. Thank you to all who played along with us this month! Such a wide variety of looks coming from the same inspiration point, it’s always fun to see where we each go with that. Every layout this month was amazing, it made it hard to choose.
The winner is Aliza Deutsch! She followed the sketch pretty literally, and I loved how she used the enamel dots, the arrows, flair, and the clothes pins. They all nicely support her climbing theme, and make for a very fun feel to the page. Congratulations to you Aliza, we’ll send you a $10 code for your next shopping trip in the Daisy Boutique!
Hello Daisies! Can you believe it’s already time for the March sketch? Where’d February go? I know, right?!
The March sketch was created by the fabulous Stephanie Wheeler! I have to admit that I’m usually not a sketchy gal because when I start with a sketch my layout never turns out to look like the sketch but I’ve been toldthatthat’s the cool thing about sketches, you can make it your own by flipping, flopping, or just using it as a partial inspiration. This time I think I did pretty well and got the look I was going for. So without further rambling here is your March Sketch…
As you can see I moved things just a little bit and added some Mandyness to it too. To tone down the background I stitched the vellum on to the wood plank paper and the “best things” label. I’m not one for sideways titles so I changed that up a bit too.
Here’s a tip for stitching circles, draw the circle on your layout with pencil and use it as a guide as you stitch. Erase the pencil marks when done.
This beautiful layout was created by Lisa Saunders.As you can see it’s totally ok to change the sketch up and make it your own like Lisa did. I love her added bits & pieces and did you notice the viewfinder stamp? Lisa embossed the viewfinder image on vellum. How cool is that?!
So go ahead and try your hand at the sketch this month, do whatever you’d like to make it your’s, make it work for you, most of all HAVE FUN!! Upload it to our gallery by Tuesday, the 19th of March and share your link on this thread. There’s a $10 coupon code to the Daisy Boutique in it for the winner!
It was so fun to see the different takes on this month’s sketch, how some of you held very true to the original and then how others let the design take on a life of its own. That’s the great thing about sketches, they allow you do what you’re comfortable with, whatever that may be!
I had a tough time picking a winner because there were so many that spoke to me. It was down to two, but I had to pick one. So because I love getting the story onto the page, I went with one that had a bunch of journaling. I have no idea what it says, but it’s such a dominant part of the design, I know it must be a good story.
So congratulations to MyaScrap! I loved the large journaling block and how she added the bright red stamped title with the Nate Basics Alphabet set. It’s a stunning extra touch that really makes the vertical title pop. And the almost-not-there stamped Viewmaster Reel stamp really anchors the design.
Thank you to everyone for playing along with the challenge this month, I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s creations over the last couple of weeks. We have a very talented group here at Cocoa Daisy!