Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Brrr Winter: January Sketch Challenge

Every time I use a sketch, I think: why aren't I using more sketches?  It's really wonderful to have a jumping off point for my design, even if the sketch is more of an inspiration than a direct map for my layout. 

I used the January sketch from My Creative Sketches for this winter page:



I love Winterings, this pretty, new line from Little Yellow Bicycle. It has such a soft color palette that's easy to use. It was perfect for my photo. 

This snowman cluster at the bottom was fun to make.  I pop-dotted the snowman sticker and added a twine scarf around his neck. 



Here's a closeup of the title area. 



This is the new sketch by My Creative Sketches. You can see the influence of the original sketch on my layout, but I did take a few artistic liberties. 


We'd love to have you join us for the new sketch challenge. As always, there's a wonderful prize up for grabs (see photo below).  You can find all the details on the My Creative Sketches blog. 


20 comments:

  1. Hi Izzy!!!!! Ooooooh! So wintry and beautiful! And a very amazing take on the sketch!!!

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  2. this is just so adorable!!! i love the snowman cluster with the twine!! totally fab!!

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  3. This is such a pretty winter page, Izzy. I just love the little scene you created on the doily. The title work is great too with the mix of stickers and Clear Cuts. :)

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  4. Such a cute page!
    Love the layered snowman embellishment :)
    I love sketches, too.
    They really do make a page come together kind of quickly sometimes.

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  5. Awesome page. Love the cute snowman. I am a total sketch fan though oftentimes my layout looks completely different from the sketch.

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  6. Great take on the sketch, love the little snowman cluster :)

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  7. Very pretty winter layout. The snow man is so cute.

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  8. Wowwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I love love love the colors, the snowflakes and LOVING the snowman!!!!

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  9. I might be tired of winter....but I"ll never tire of your wonderful designs, Izzy. Love the patchwork scene you created based on that sketch. You know where to go if you REALLLY want the "snow and cold" experience....I'll be waiting for you :)

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  10. This is so cute, LOVE that little grouping with the snowman

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  11. What a pretty layout, Izzy! I especially love the scarf you gave to the snowman dude :) Have a wonderful week! :)

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  12. Aww this is so pretty! I love the cute photo and the blue colours are perfect for this wintery lo. The snowman embellishment is so sweet. Simply darling!!

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  13. Great page! But I really like your snowman/twine idea, so cute!

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  14. Love this winter layout. This would be great to frame and out out for the winter season

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  15. I love that cute little snowman with the scarf! TFS!

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  16. Congrats to you, too!!!!! For the lyb challenge! You rock, girl! And thanks for visiting my blog!

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  17. Congrats on the LYB win and I must be crazy cause I thought I had Always been a follower of your blog!! LOVE this layout cause its crisp and clean and I am a HUGE lover of snowmen!! Cute addtn of the twine for his scarf!

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  18. Super, super page....just wonderful! Sketches are really great and you are right...certainly gets one going much quicker!!! ;-)

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