Who doesn't love a good sketch!?! This month Noel Mignon and our design team are teaming up with Let's Get Sketchy and we will be using their sketches throughout the month of April. And what's better than using a good sketch to get your page started???!? A chance to win a free Trailblazer Classic Kit! Yep- Noel is giving away one of the "Trailblazer" Classic Kits this month at Let's Get Sketchy. But you can't win if you don't play, so hop on over to their awesome site and see how you can win, you can follow this link for details.
In the meantime, I used the sketch on their blog today to create my layout. Here is the sketch...
|Let's Get Sketchy|
And here is what I created using up some of the last bits and pieces I had from March's "Picture Perfect" Classic Kit.
I followed the sketch pretty close, except for the circles and ink splatters. Sometimes when I use sketches I follow them closely, like I did today. But more often I really use them as a jumping off point, to get my creativity going. That's the beauty of using sketches, you can go wherever direction they take you!
Here is a close up detail of my layout, I fussy cut the last flower bunch from one of the scraps of paper I had left from the kit and used a cut apart sentiment to ground the title. I didn't include too many embellishments on this layout, since the background paper is so busy. I wanted the photos to be the main focus of this layout. Once I layered all of the papers behind the photos, I felt like the page was complete!
I did outline each piece of paper, to help them stand out from the background paper. I used a red pen that was included in one of the Noel Mignon kits from last year. I love the fact that Noel puts a item (or 2) in each kit that is more of a staple supply, the supplies that last for a long time and can be used over and over. Sometimes it's a pen, sometimes a stamp, or an ink pad, or a mist, these get used over and over again, and I really like that they are included in the kits.
I think I will use this same sketch on a few other layouts this month, and see where it leads me. I will post them here for you to see!!! Let's Get Sketchy would love to have to join them this month and use their sketches!!!
There are still a couple of "Trailblazer" Classic Kits available as well. Get one while you can!!!
|"Trailblazer" Classic Kit|
And speaking of getting things while you can, Noel has just opened up the sign ups for July-December Term Subscription. If you are interested in subbing to Noel Mignon Kits, you need to sign up soon!
See you next week!