Today over at PRACTICAL SCRAPPERS, we have the February sketch reveal and it is another fantastic one by our Practical Scrapper, Liz Chidester! I love her sketch, but I decided it worked better with my papers and picture if I flipped the sketch upside down and mirrored it. Whatever direction her sketch is turned, it is fantastic!
I used a picture that I love of "my boys" taken in December along with some artsy, wonderful STUDIO CALICO papers from a couple of different collections. I love their bold, graphic style and thought it really suited this photo of these guys doing their "inspirational album cover pose" - especially since the clouds on the background paper seemed like an extension of the sky in my photo.
The top right corner of the paper had several blue lines that, to me, looked like the rays of the sun (yes, even though they were blue). So, I layered and extended those with leftover strips of paper that I machine stitched in contrasting orange. I printed out this great Silhouette quote four times in teeny-tiny letters and further accented each "ray of sun" with bright shiny gold stars, also from Studio Calico.
I added a couple of punched clouds that I randomly machine stitched across to help connect the clouds on the background paper to my picture.
Liz's sketch certainly inspired me this week! Why don't you print it out and give it a try? And if you do, feel free to leave me a comment with a link to YOUR layout (and link it on Practical Scrappers, too!) - I would love to admire what you have created!
Until this time tomorrow (when I show you a Valentine's layout in non-Valentine colors), happy scrapping!