Yesterday the second sketch for Club Got Sketch was presented. This time it's 2-pager. When I first saw the sketch, I immediately got thinking which pictures to use, as it includes 8-9 photos. After a bit of browsing through my iPhoto library I decided to use the beach photos I took in January.
With so many pictures I like to set them up in Photoshop first, so I have them in the correct size and know how wide the margins around are going to be. This makes it easier once I print them to put them into place.
The next big challenge was to decide which papers to use. I find it important that the papers compliment the pictures and don't overshadow them. The pictures must maintain the focus and the papers should blend in. Before cutting anything up I slide different papers under the pictures to make sure they are what I'm looking for.
I ended up using some quite old papers from Cosmo Cricket's Snorkel collection. I believe these papers were released in 2009. I combined them with the more recent October Afternoon Seaside collection papers. Currently I'm all for mixing up manufacturers and collections as I'm not being endorsed by anyone and I have no obligation to use just one manufacturer on a layout.
Remember a while ago I did a poll to see if I should store my patterned papers by colour or manufacturer? I stuck with manufacturer, but I think I'm nearly ready to make the switch. Just need to plan it out and do it. I'll keep you posted on this subject.
Now back to my layout. Once again, I can't show you the sketch, but I think it's pretty obvious what it looks like.
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket (Snorkel collection) + October Afternoon (Seaside Collection) | Chipboard Elements: Cosmo Cricket (Snorkel Collection) | Chipboard Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts | Journaling Tags: Creative Café | Markers: Staedler (blue + red) | Banner Die: Papertrey Ink | Twine | Pinking Scissors
Well, I hope I've inspired you to get crafty too. Let me know if you did. Thank you for your comments and visit.