Sunday, June 3, 2012

Playing Along with October Afternoon

I spent the better part of my day creating layouts for calendar pages for one of my daughters, so after I had that all wrapped up, I was more than ready to try something fun for myself.  A quick perusal of the World Wide Web took me to October Afternoon's BLOG which is full of fun challenges, including a 9 to 5 Sketch Challenge (using a sketch made by Jill Sprott).

I didn't have any pictures of my family members that I wanted to use for this challenge, and my kids flat out refused weren't available for me to take some quick photos, so I decided to create a layout about something I enjoy doing in my spare time (when I am not scrapbooking).  What is that, you ask?  I'll tell you.  It's reading on my Kindle, in my favorite comfy chair, with a hot cup of coffee by my side.  It's one of my favorite ways to relax in the evening.

I followed the sketch pretty closely, but I decided to layer my photos and random embellishments on top of the grid pattern - something that seems to be pretty popular right now.  I placed pop dots under all three of my photos and a few of my embellies to add dimension.

Journaling was kept simple.  A little handwriting that incorporated my title into what I had to say.

And that's it.  I am really liking all these "office collections" that are coming out lately.  I think for a "real challenge" I may bring a few items back from my office and try to incorporate those into my next layout!  How do you feel about these collections?  Love them, hate them, or indifferent?


  1. I love all of the squares and rectangles on this page, Krissy!! It is so perfect! I LOVE office collections and finding fun ways to use them. and I would be lost without grid paper!

  2. I love this!!!!!!!!!!! Love the popped up photos!

  3. I love that sketch and you did such a great job with it!!!
    Such a fun layout :)
    Love that you used your handwriting with the white pen as well.

  4. Love the new blogs design but I adore this layout...great spin on the title and lovin the dimension!!!

  5. Your blog makeover looks great! Awesome LO, Krissy xoxoxo

  6. Congrats on your new DT slot on Crafting Ireland. I love your blog, and I will be stalking you :D :D :D

  7. congrats on your WIN at October Afternoon! I loved this when I first saw it...the creative title and of course crisp lines of papers are very attractive to the eyes! Can't wait to see your goodies!