Hello all, it has been awhile! It's Ronda here with your May Sketch. This month's sketch is all about playing with layers of patterned paper. Stacking them behind your photos to create a dynamic focal point.
Remember...you are interpreting the sketch so feel free to rotate the sketch or change out the two photos for one large photo. Envision the pieces and see how you can make the sketch your own with embellishments, paint, patterned paper, and other wonderful My Mind's Eye products.
Before i jump into my interpretation of the sketch, let's talk a little bit about patterned paper.
My Mind's Eye always offers you a wide variety of patterned papers with larger patterns, small patterns, neutrals, & bold colors. So how do you decide which ones to use? Patterned papers should complement your photos not compete.
In the above photo, with her pretty floral dress these papers compete for attention.
These papers complement with the photos, letting them take center stage. But there is a way to use all these lovely patterns without competing with the photos.
Supplies: Necessities: Teal - Decorative Tape, Metallics - Monogram Alpha, Decorative Tape, Wood- 'Light' Wood Paper, Wood Shapes, Decorative Tapes; Market Street: Ashbury Height - 'Global' Paper, 'Flowers' Paper, 'Shimmer' Foil Paper, Chipboard Elements, Decorative Buttons, Decorative Stickers, Enamel Dots, Flair; Misc: The Crafter's Workshop RetroBursts Stencil, Ranger archival Ink: Black & Rose Madder, Black Pen, Neocolor II, DMC Floss
When I stacked these patterned papers, I took care not to put the floral paper near the photo. The floral print is beautiful and I completely adore it, but if I placed it right under the photo it would compete. So I stacked the more neutral paper next to the photos.
I love how all the paper looks stacked on each other. I stitched a wonky border around them all and inked the edges with black ink. I offset the patterned papers to showcase them all.
Stacking & layering things together just like the paper stacks: watercolors, stickers, enamel dots, wood elements. I loved the chipboard title stacked with the flair. The chipboard heart looks great on the photo.
Okay. Now it's your turn.
A random winner will be chosen and shared with our next challenge on June 2 . You have until the end of the day on June 1 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.
Have fun and good luck!