March 31, 2009

Sketch Challenge

We are focusing on "simple" scrapbooking this week. Yesterday Tina encouraged us in my FAVORITE part of simple scrapbooking, beautiful photos. If you haven't read her post, you should. She is also taking photography questions that she'll answer on Friday.

One way to simplify your scrapbooking experience is to use sketches. There are many sketch sites out there, and really you could use a sketch for every layout you make and never make the same layout twice. Flipping the sketch, or turning them 180* can make a whole new look out of the same sketch.

Here are some of our favorite sketch sites:

Becky Fleck Page Maps

Split Coast Stampers Sketches


Becky Higgins CK Sketches


Pencil Lines Sketch Challenge Blog


For this challenge we commissioned our fearless leader April to make us a sketch.. We also asked a few of our favorite "simple scrapper" members for their take on this fabulous sketch.

Here is April's sketch:




Here are a few takes on the sketch:


by Michelle


by Nikki

by Severine

by Waleska

Tina and I decided to take on the sketch challenge ourselves. Mine is sitting next to me, my scanner is down and my camera is with my husband, but here's Tina's. Mine will be posted later on tonight.


Join us in this challenge and post your layout in the SC gallery by next Monday, April, 6, and we'll pick someone to receive a fabulous SC prize :)

18 comments:

Elisa said...

Oh, I think this sketch fits perfectly with a story I wanna tell.

Kimberly said...

I am really watching these threads this week. I want to learn to scrapbook simple and clean. I am such a LUMPY scrapper. And as for sketches, wow, those are another one of my challenges! LOL

walesk said...

I love how different everyone interpreted the sketch! very cool :)

Anonymous said...

great sketch and the samples are awesome. - hera

http://scrapsrfun.typepad.com said...

Great job everyone! Love how each has its own personality!

Jenni said...

Aweome sketches and LO's!! Hope to get to the challenge!

Mary Patterson-Ezzell said...

awesome! this sketch is totally awesome - love it and the layouts look great! thx for the fab inspo!! :D m-

april said...

oh my goodness!!! you girls did such a fabulous job with the sketch. Here's a link to my LO that I did for the gallery this month using the same sketch.
http://sspd-static.studiocalico.com/albums/album-431/lg/image09.jpg

Leslie said...

Love this sketch. I love the challenges!! Keep them coming!Here's mine!
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/9046

Jennifer Larson said...

I love these sketches. They worked perfectly for some photos I took of early spring here in MN. I made a LO called March Madness. Here's the link--hope it works:
http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/9052

Emily Pitts said...

this is a great post, you guys are doing amazing things this week.

Zorina said...

I love sketches! I'll play along and post it soon. Thanks!

Elisa said...

Here's my take, will add it to the SC gallery in a mo...

ShellyJ said...

Wonderful sketch! I just had to give 'er a try :) But I am a big double pager girl, so I had to stretch it to fit.

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/9119

Thanks for the fun!

Kathy said...

Here's my take on the sketch... http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/edit_pictures/9128

Lulu said...

Thanks for the fun sketch!!! :)

http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/9155

Denise said...

Fun challenge. Here's my version of April's sketch: http://www.studiocalico.com/forums/galleries/show/9158

Amy Coose said...

I posted minehere! Thanks for the challenge.