Thursday, March 10, 2016

Using a Sketch From Memory

I haven't been around  for a bit - mostly because we've been having computer and internet problems.  Thankfully, they are all fixed now and I can share some of my projects.  And the good news - the computer problems inspired me to use a sketch a different way.

This is the first sketch for the month at Stuck?!  I checked it out and then lost consistent internet connectivity.  Generally I print out the sketches and have them on my desk when I work.  As a result my design usually stays close to the sketch or I make conscious decisions about moving or replacing elements on the sketch.  This time, I worked from my memory of the sketch.

Here are the elements that stood out to me.
  • circles
  • vertical layers
  • a horizontal layer
  • embellishment clusters
So  I used those elements to build my design.  (I did go to my stash for some pieces.)  Here was what I came up with

So instead of working directly from the sketch, I worked with my memory of the sketch.  I used two circles but didn't layer them directly - instead my vertical layers acted more as a link between them.  And I really only had one embellishment cluster that i used in combination with the title to create the horizontal element in the sketch. 

It was a fun way to work with a sketch - I'm glad circumstances nudged me in a new direction.  And I was really happy with the  finished product - it was fun and unique.  I will definitely take this approach again at least some of the time when I am working with a sketch.

I have lots more to share - keep an eye out. 

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. I like the layering, and especially with the circles. Cute photo, and story, great layout! Michelle t

  2. Very pretty, I am loving all the pops of gold! Thank you for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

  3. Your page looks fantastic and love the way you have added the journaling. Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck?!

  4. I admire you and your sketch layouts. I always seem to take sketches a little bit too literally and end up with layouts that don't have too much spark. Yours definitely captures the sketch and still is totally your style! Love it.

  5. Love how you went from memory. Your take on the sketch is fabulous. Love you layering and details! Thanks for playing along with Stuck?!

  6. Really nice design - and you reminded me not to sweat the small stuff (your doing the LO by memory). And most important, you go, Taffy! Cats hiding in plain sight or appearing out of nowhere is an excellent skill set. ; )