Thursday, 19 January 2012

Just One Sketch - Prompt 1

I joined Kirsty's 'Just One Sketch' class shortly after Christmas, and then missed the first 3 prompts so I'm playing catchup.
Kirsty suggested that we look through our favourite recent layouts to identify the common elements, then use them to create our own sketch.  This is something I haven't done before, but I know my style has changed recently and I was quite surprised to see what the common elements were from my 6 favourites:
  • A 12x12 cardstock background, with a large sheet of patterned paper on top, leaving a border;
  • Torn and/or inked edges;
  • 3 photos, with a focal one printed larger or matted to make it stand out;
  • This means not much white space (I really admire people who use white space, but I can't seem to do it);
  • One or two journalling blocks - computer printed or hand-written;
  • A triangular placement, with everything in 3s;
  • Clusters of embellishments.
I created a sketch from this, but my scanner / printer died last week so I can't scan it to show you yet.

This has been a very busy week - second week of classes, which always means a pile of marking, plus my AS exam. My house is a tip and i have promised myself that the housework and marking must come before scrapping. I'll have a go at using my sketch for a layout as soon as I have some time to myself.

I think this is going to be an interesting class, as I struggle to work with other people's sketches. Is anyone else doing it too?

5 comments:

Ruth said...

I signed up for it, but have yet to do anything with it!

Amy said...

It sounds like scrapping time may be needed as reward time - it's pesky when life gets in the way!
I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Melissa said...

I'm not in that class but have noticed it mentioned on several other blogs I read. Looking forward to seeing your sketch & layout - hope the cleaning & marking go quickly.

Sian said...

I signed up because I loved the idea of making a donation to the Guides, but I have been meeting deadlines this week and have yet to give it the attention it deserves!

Peachy Stream said...

I'm doing this class too! X