Hello everyone. It's Ronda here today bringing you the October Sketch Challenge. Today's sketch is about stacking photos to take center stage of your layout. By layering patterned paper on the center you really ground your photos to make them the focal point.
Create some interests on that center design by stacking three layers of the same patterned paper in strips. Journaling in a square around the center design brings it all together. Remember the one photo can be a larger photo than I have here or even turned into two photos bring the total up to three photos.
Supplies: Cut & Paste: Charm - Sweet: Bits & Pieces Stickers; Charm -Bliss: Decorative Stickers;
Charm-Smile: 'Shine Paper,' Enamel Dots; Charm-Hey You: Buttons; Charm- Carefree: 'Label
Stickers; Chalk Studio- 'Lettered' Paper, 'Pictured' Paper, 'Moments' Paper, Tags;
Misc: Golden Fluid acrylic paints, Black Pen, Fiskar's border punch, ranger black ink
On my layout I used photos from my kid's family birthday party. They are 20 years old & 17 years old and still want to celebrate together. It warms my heart greatly to seem theme so connected. I started with a neutral background from the Chalk Studio Collection.
I layered various "B" sides of the collection to create my center collection. I love how other MME collections coordinate so well with Chalk Studio. I love the pops of aqua and mustard with the neutrals. I like the aqua so much I hand stitched around the main patterned paper frame.
For my title, I decided to layer a Chalk Studio Tag with a Cut & Paste Charm sticker. This doubles for my Title for the layout. The colorful chipboard button also helps to draw your eye to the sticker title.
Underneath the center stack I added tiny paint splatters in black & mustard. I layered the same patterned paper in strips under the left side using a border punch and ink to really show off the layers. The colorful banner brings all the colors of the layout together. You could use leftover strips of patterned paper to create your own unique MME banner. I love accenting with enamel dots or buttons, or even better BOTH. The black stitches add that final touch to the page.
So now it's your turn to take this sketch and make it your own. We cannot wait to see how you interpret it!
A random winner will be chosen and shared with our next challenge on November 1st . You have until the end of the day on Thursday, October 31 to share your project.
Please link your sketch via the InLinkz tool at the bottom of this post. Your layout must feature MME products. Only one entry per participant, please. The prize is any MME collection.