Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 10

An adorable, adorable layout from AnnaMarie!
Sketch 65
For this feature, I decided to revisit Sketch #65. It's a great clean sketch which enables you to highlight (and keep the focus on) that single fabulous photo while allowing you to mix a variety of patterned papers and embellishments.
One of the things that I like to do to create a layout with a more whimsical feel is to simply tilt my photo(s) and/or patterned paper strips, or even layer the strips of patterned paper in varying sizes. This works really well especially when you have a background paper that is heavily patterned, such as in this layout, and you don't want to cover it up! The use of tiny alphas moving downward in the titlework also adds to the playful feel (and allows me to get in a longer title! :))
I also enjoy adding texture and dimensionality to my layouts by layering embellishments and using pop dots to bring certain elements forward. On this layout, I also chose to bring the color red in minimal amounts to provide a splash of color to the existing color palette of browns, grays, and blues – also by doing so, it gives the layout a more holiday feel for what is not necessarily a traditional Christmas photo.
I hope you enjoy this layout and are also enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas Feature here at Got Sketch? - thanks for stopping by! :)

SOURCES  Patterned papers, Chipboard, Alphabet Letters, Resistant Canvas, Reflections:  Prima (North Country).  Additional Flowers: Prima (Holiday).  Buttons:  Basic Grey.  Lace Doily, Trim:  Unknown.  Punches:  Martha Stewart (lace border), Fiskars (circle).  Ink:  Ranger (Perfect Pearls Mists - Biscotti), Colorbox (Chalk Cateye Ink - Dark Brown), Bic Mark-It.               

Layout by AnnaMarie Mondro

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