Thursday, January 17, 2013

01/17/13 -SIT Sketch #100

Good Morning!
Today I am sharing w/ you the latest sketch over at Sketches in Thyme.

Here is the sketch:

The 3rd sketch of the month is always a 2-pager, but as you already know, I don't do 2-pagers, so here is my take inspired by the Right-Hand Side of the sketch:
"Let's Swim"
I hate the water but my husband and daughter love it! When they get the opportunity to get into a pool they do, and have lots of fun too! This layout not only shows them having fun in the pool but having fun together! They have a strong bond and absolutely adore each other!
Even though I cut the original 2-page sketch in half I was still able to fit 8 pics on one layout.
How cool is that?!
For me that is very cool as I wanted to scrap all these pics of my husband and daughter but wasn't exactly sure how I was going to do it.
As you can tell I cheated a bit w/ this though...
I made the picture placement easier on myself by printing all the pics out as a grid and then cutting that grid out into one large pic.
Which just goes to show you that sketches don't always have to be followed exactly.  They are there to inspire and jumpstart your creativity.  As a matter of fact, the rule at SIT is that you can "flip, rotate, and adapt the sketch to work for you- as long as we can still see the sketch in there".
So that's what I did...made it work for me.
And I love the finished product!
Now it's your turn to show us how the sketch works for YOU!
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  1. Loveeeeeeeeee this! I love love love the colors and loving all the photos!! And I'm with you on the h2O ... we aren't friends either!! LOL!

  2. LOVE the pink and blue, Doreen! You always do such a beautiful job with one pagers that you should try a two-pager, too. Really! You'd do fabulous! And girl, get in the water! You're soooo missing out! Hugs!

  3. Very nice! I love seeing how designers turn 2 pagers into 1 (or vice versa).

    I don't like water (anymore) either. I loved it when I was a kid/teen, was on the swim team and everything. Somewhere around age 30 I really started disliking it. Now I ONLY get in if Trevor needs supervision and there's no one else to do it.

  4. I love that you used one page from the sketch to create your layout, I've never thought of doing that before! Your layout just makes me smile, they look like they're having so much fun!

    I had to go google Tom Hardy after you left your comment on my blog but then I recognized him right away! :) I don't blame you for wanting a baby onesie with his name instead of channing tatem's! lol!! Maybe you could just make a big girl shirt and make your daughter wear it, lol!

  5. I'm not a huge fan of two page sketches. I really love your take on the right side. This is a super cute page! I love the large scallop on the bottom. Very cool!


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