Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Inspiration Station

We will be discussing not just how to use the sketch but taking it to another level. One sketch can produce over 10 amazing layouts or cards by rotating, adding and deleting components of the sketch.

One of the most important piece of advice I would give anyone who uses a sketch is work it step by step. A sketch is basically a drawing of a layout showing the positions of where the title, journaling and photos go. It provides inspiration and a groundwork for the design. A sketch allows you to create a simple or complicated layout, spark your creativity, save time and encourages you to use more designs.

Here are some ways to approach the sketch. This will be the concept that I will be using on my sketches.

Check the placement of the pictures in the sketch
Look at the sketch and see the orientation (horizontal or vertical) of the photographs. Then, look through your stash of photographs for a combination that would go with the sketch. At that moment you can do two things---place the photos exactly how you see it or go to the next level and add more photographs that fit into the sketch. You can also rotate the sketch and make a totally new. The sketch is just the starting foundation of how you want to build it up

Analyze the sketch’s design elements
Look at a sketch and see the basic patterns and placements. You can add or delete elements in the sketch and still maintain the sketch’s balance. The recipe of the sketch is up to you because at the end, its your creation that puts a smile on your face.

Look at the embellishments and see how they are placed.
My sketches are very basic. The reason I prefer basic sketches because it allows more freedom to be creative. It’s simply helping to jump-start your creativity and lays a foundation for you.

Here the sketches we will be using for Inspiration Station - October 1st Sketches
Layout Sketch and Card Sketch
I rearranged the sketches and here is what I did with that

Here is what the designers did

Nicole- created her projects from the top

I turned the sketch so that the cirle is brought to the tip and shifted all the contents. Nicole did an amazing job and her son is just the cutest!
With the card, I turned it which made the scallop part on the bottom and the square on top of it. I love the way she did this card.

Kim- created her layout from the bottom

I turned the sketch like I did with the first one but I added more like photos and embellishments. Kim did an amazing job and her granddaughter is so adorable esepecially Cooper. He is a great dog!

Here is the Card that Kim did with the sketch

I hope you enjoy this and you will see the next Inspiration Station on the 20th. We will be taking a break for the holidays and will be with a brand new Inspiration Station in Jan 2011

*** We will still sketches but it will only be posted on the 1st of the month in November and December. We will be back to the schedule in Jan 2011

Thanks everyone

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