Hip Hip Hooray! The Simple Sketch blog is releasing it's first sketch today and it's a good one! Take a look:
I can't begin to tell you how much I am loving being on this design team. As soon as I saw our first assignment I went to work and created this:
This is our oldest. She was on the Student Council last year and I wanted a photo at the end of the year with her advisors. She wasn't too thrilled....can you tell. Us camera wielding moms get a bad rap!
As soon as I saw the sketch I thought chalk board! Hence, a school related photo. Now Mind's Eye has just released a paper line that looks like chalkboard, but I think it's too easy to do this on your own! Black card stock, some white craft ink, and a sponge!-that's all you need! Linnea happened to be in my craft room when I was starting this and asked to help. I'm type A. But, I'm trying to let go. Is there a bit more ink that I would have done. Sure, but the memories of watching her do the background are worth it!
From there I used my most favorite Stampin' Up paper. Ever have paper you bought paper and took a deep breath when you cut into it. This is the I Am Me paper, and I love the colors!
For the circles, I created a mask using my Circle Framelits and again took out my craft ink and sponge.
Since Linnea only "allowed" me one photo, I decided to make a journaling tag in place of the small photo on the sketch. I took out my Chalktalk Framelits and cut a tag, added some notes, and lots of ribbon....I love ribbon. This is about the time she came back in my room to check on my progress. She didn't like the blank space on the sides of the tag, so she suggested some arrows. Again, great memories.
For the bottom detail, I cut a small piece of scrap, and layered it on top of more ribbon. The only thing I like more than ribbon, is buttons. You'll probably see one on each layout. And a button loves to be tied with bakers twine. This one was tied with 3 yummy colors!
I sure hope you head over and see what the rest of the group has created. I've gotten to have sneak peeks and I'm telling you, it's worth your time! The only other thing I would like more, is if you play along with us!! I love, love seeing how people interpret sketches!
Before I go, I thought I'd share my page that I submitted as my Design Team Audition. When I heard the news that I was asked to join I was on vacation, and then I sort of forgot to post it here. Take a look:
I won't go into the specifics, but if you have a question-PLEASE ask!
Now get over and check out the blog!!!