Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inspiration Station for Jan

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.

Jan 1st sketch

Nicole said that she kept the size and placement of the large photo and then added two additional photos underneath it.  She slid the title over to the right and moved the journaling block from the bottom of the large photo to the right side of the photo.  Finally, She added a few more embellishments to balance it all out.

Kristin kept the size and placement of the large photo and then added two additional photos underneath it and tilted them. She placed the title on top of the large photo and kept the journaling un the same area of the where its on the sketch. She added a few more embellishments to balance it all out.
Jan 17th Sketch

Kim turned the sketch to the right and placed a large photo ad the focal point. Instead using the circle as an element in the page she added a circle photo on top of it.  The title was moved over to the right and added journaling blocks from the bottom left. She added a few more embellishments to balance it all out.

Sue created a 2 pager with this sketch. She turned the sketch so the photos are on right side. She kept the size and placement of the photos and then added add her extra photos on the 2nd page. The title is over to the right and added journaling and added a few more embellishments to balance it all out.

As you can see the designers created totally different designs with the same sketch. There is endless possiblitlies to use sketches and why dont you start now.

Thank for checking this out

1 comment:

Jenn Roseman said...

Love the layouts!!! I actually did that from a sketch yesterday, i did something a little different and i love it!!! Thanks!!