How many ways can you take one sketch?

We love a good sketch here at Cocoa Daisy. It’s such a good jumping off point for designing a layout, you can use all or part of it and make it your own. I love that no two pages ever look the same.

Our September sketch is based off of Alissa’s layout in her Hemingway gallery (which I think was based off a sketch of Anna’s layout from an earlier month, just proving how flexible sketches really are!).

I took more inspiration from the photos that Alissa used, I loved that she had four circles: two from the embellishments, two in her photos. So I trimmed four photos I had into circles and kept with the same downward flow. I kept my title in the same area and used DITL cards to make my rectangular base. You can see the original inspiration, but I think it’s a very different outcome.

Ashli took the criss cross lines in the back of the design and moved them to the left side using ribbons instead. She kept true to the two photos and title placement, but added more journaling and layers than the sketch. 

And I love seeing when the original designer takes a crack at her own sketch. Alissa played along this month, creating a new layout with a totally different feel. She kept the criss cross element, but really played with everything else. One large photo and a bunch of smaller frames are featured, she even moved the title a little. That’s they beauty of a sketch, you can take it all sorts of places!

We hope you’ll join us this month and try your hand at the September Sketch. You have two weeks to play, please add a link to the thread on the message board by the 15th of this month at 11:59 PM. One random winner will be chosen for a $10 coupon code to the Daisy Store.


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