This week’s sketch at Nuts About Sketches features one large photo, some journalling, and lots of little rectangles. Although those rectangles would be the perfect opportunity to show off some pretty patterned paper (it would look cute with them cut into flags, which was my first idea for this sketch), I decided to make the rectangles into pictures. Here’s the sketch:
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And here’s what I came up with:
Can I just say, there couldn’t be a better sketch for these photos? This is one of those layouts that started with a specific supply I wanted to use… in this case, it was that layered EK Success “Character Dining” sticker. Now, I don’t use those layered stickers often (actually this was my first time!), and I don’t do themed layouts often, so I thought this one would be a challenge for me, but I have to say, it came together quite easily. If you take a look at my other Disney Layouts you’ll notice that none of them are themed, but I really wanted this one to have a themed look, so you knew at a glance it was a Disney layout. That layered title sticker really set the tone and the colour scheme for the whole layout. I went with the typical Disney colours: red, black, and yellow, with a hit of blue.
Many of the photos I used, especially the main photo, had a lot of black, so I framed the entire layout and the circle feature of the layout in black. This helps anchor the layout and balances off all that black in the photos. I also added some black splatters (using Warm Calico Mister Huey’s) because I had a feeling I’d be using stars or fireworks, and I wanted a background in which they would’t stand out. I outlined the yellow Bazzill Swiss Dots paper, and the red Disney themed paper (from the dollar store, many moons ago) to bring the elements together. The Dinsey paper is glossy, so I used my Lumocolor marker by Staedtler.
When I first placed the photos across the page, it looked very cluttered and random. Many of the photos were from different days, in different restaurants, with different lighting. And some were from my iPhone, while others were from Scott’s DSLR. To bring them all together I once again used outlining, this time with a broad tipped marker, to give it more impact. I can’t believe the difference it makes in bringing all the mismatched photos together!
The journalling piece was cut from the packaging of some Smash products (by K and Co.) and punched with a double Disney punch from Creative Memories that also includes that star/fireworks shape and the circle confetti pieces.
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