Monday, September 8, 2014

First Day Layout

I'm sharing a sketch and 2 page layout over on the Moxxie blog today.  I thought it would be fun to do something a little different and share the sketch and layout over there, but then share a second layout here on my blog that uses the sketch to show how different you can make 2 layouts based off the same sketch.  If you want to see the sketch first, head on over to the Moxxie blog by clicking here.  Then you can take a look at my First Day Layout based off of the sketch:

I'm sure I'm not the only one scrapping lots of back to school photos this time of year.  Moxxie's Brainiac collection has been so much fun to use to scrap school photos.  The range of colors is really cohesive, yet manages to be a wide enough range that you can make bold and bright layouts (like my layout on the Moxxie blog), or more subdued layouts (like my layout here).

One of the first places I varied from the original sketch with this layout was the orientation of the first photo. I had a horizontal photo I had to fit on this layout, so I swapped its location with a vertical one on the sketch.  

I also changed up the size of the journaling tag and the photo above the journaling.  

I kept the layering of the embellishments pretty true to the sketch. I just changed up the shape of the embellishments a bit.  

Do you like using sketches? Do you use them a lot, or just when you need to jump start your creative juices?

Now, just in case you haven't check out the second layout and sketch both layouts were based off of, here's a little sneak peek.

Thanks for stopping by!


Ange said...

Fantastic!! I love this! Such great use of the papers.

ameliaharris99 said...

Amazing layouts! I love how you did two different layouts from the same sketch! :)