Here's what the sketch looked like for August.
And this is what I came up with for this month:
I used my Studio Calico Field Guide kit for this one.
Becky's sketches are a whole new world for me now that I see mist when I look at them. Again this month, I misted around the edges instead of using patterned paper, and used the same mist for my chipboard butterfly on the left. The color choice was Estate Green.
This month my hubby and the girls spent a lot of time at Grandma and Grandpa's, working on a big landscaping project. They usually went on the days I went to the office all day, so I wasn't part of the "fun". We had a photo of the project along with their new pond and dock, so I printed a 5x7 photo of our dog jumping for a toy. It's not the best photo, but someday those trees won't be that big, the landscaping will be done, and it'll be fun to look back and into the background of that photo. It would never end up on a layout otherwise, so it was the perfect choice for this sketch.
Here's a few things that caught my eye:
I like the patterned paper Kayla chose and how her scalloped frame matches and brings the layout together. The embellishments work together really well.
I like how Vanessa went back and looked through previous sketches for her layout, to find the best sketch that worked with her life. That's a great way to do it.
I had to share Jen's. I love that Cosmo paper in this sketch, and the visual triangle of embellishments she created with the layered flowers. It brings your eye straight through the layout, which makes it even more appealing.
Agata and her handstitchery and that multi-colored journaling block makes my heart SING! :)
Now that we are on to October, while in the midst of creating Halloween costumes (aaaaackkkk. already?!!), making the final push on some quilts I'm making for the girls (and should have given them LAST year), I've got a layout to make. Check out the September sketch:
Ooh. This is interesting. It's similar to the last sketch, only the reverse. I like this one a lot. See the visual triangle created with the three main embellishments? It'll bring the eye straight through the photos, which you won't consciously think about, but you'll find when you are finished with your layout, you'll just like your layout a lot, not realizing it's because you used that rule of design. :)
Have a great October! I'm going to be crafting about the first day of school while visiting the pumpkin patch and getting Pumpkin Spice lattes from Starbucks. That's the fun of scrapping a month behind. :)
P.S. Be sure to check out the SCT blog to see if you are the winner of the latest prize (but post your layouts here)! and as always, check out the Project 12 page above if you have any questions about the challenge, or send me an email to cooperdees (at) yahoo (dot) com.