October Sketch Challenge

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October Sketch Challenge

Instead of a topic, I'm proposing a sketch challenge for this month. For those who scrap in other than 12x12, you can scale this for your page size.

Remember, leave your siggies off when you post your layout.

This challenge will run until October 27th.

This is from the http://www.pagemaps.com/july08maps.htm

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This looks like a great challenge! Just a couple questions.
I do 12x12 LO's but is it okay if the "large photo" is slightly smaller then what they recommend? Also, I've never done any sewing in my books. Do I sew the pictures/paper then put on the page?
Thanks!

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Oh, this looks like fun, maybe I'll participate this time around. Have a question too. Can we replace the flowers w/ something like, buttons?

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but to answer the questions, you don't have to follow the sketch exactly. The idea is to just use it as a base for your pages, so yes you can adjust the picture size and yes you can replace the flowers with buttons. As for the stitching, you could replace that with a ribbon if you prefer, or actually stitch in the page. The paper ladies would be more helpful on how this is done.

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Exactly what Stephanie said. The pictures don't have to be the exact same size, but try to keep a similar proportion with the smaller pictures. The flowers are meant to show that's where you put an embellishment, and the patterned paper can be of any pattern. Same with the stitching - stitching, ribbon, a strip of different paper. Make it your own, that's what's cool about the sketch, it's just to give you an idea. What's neat is seeing how everyone does something different with it at the end of the month. Wink

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This looks fun, I haven't done a sketch challenge in a long time!

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YAY!!! I heart sketches!

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Here is mine:

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I'm really excited about doing these challenges.

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oh, what a great layout!!!!!!

Joan - you posted while I was replying to the first one ... love yours too, and your use of embellishments is perfect. Smile

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those are great! This challenge looks so fun Biggrin I'll definitely keep it in my to-do list.

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looks like a great challenge I have never done a sketch before

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I've been in a scrapbooking funk and I haven't posted here in forever :oops: I saw the challenge and since I had an hour to spare (ok so I didn't get that laundry done like I was suppose to) I decided to make something. I had a little trouble with embellishments, everything I tried seems too much or out of place. I guess I'm a simple kind of gal. Wink

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You girls are rocking this challenge! Good job!

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Terrific layouts ladies!! I love seeing how many different looks can be made from one sketch. This is a great challenge

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Wow, those are all great!!! I need to work on mine Smile

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I love everyone's so far, hard to believe we are only at Oct. 6th with all of these entries.

Here's mine. I debated between this and another set of pictures, but I did end up completing the other pictures on a page with a modified sketch LO:)

Sorry the title is a little big...

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I love the paper strips at the bottom. That's awesome that you have paper that looks like sand and water.

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wow everyones LO's are great!!!!
now i need to get working on mine.....

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These are all great ladies! I love the colors and choices of embellisments! Biggrin

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heres mine:

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Beckie, that's adorable:)

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And mine:

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Kelly - you totally captured that so well! I'm glad it made it to a layout, that was so funny (but not to you at the time, I know). I'm going to do a layout of when Natalie colored herself with the marker. Wink

I'm working on this challenge right now but I'm not happy with how it's come out. Digital would have been so much easier ...

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I rotated the sketch for mine Wink And the embellishments are a chunky acrylic - probably will be the thickest page in his baby book!

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Oooh I like it Gwen! I would have never thought to rotate the page. Good thinking. Can you believe I still haven't scrapped Conner's birth. I am so far behind.

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Kelly, That is such a great page! I love the story:)

Gwen, I love how you rotated the page. I love that you have a picture of the time!

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Everyone's LOs are soooo good. I love them all!! Hoping to get to this myself.

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Wow, who could have thought you could get so many great layouts that are all the 'same' but soooooo different!

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Here's mine!

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Wow, they all look amazing. Seriously, this is one of the best collections of pages in a long time.

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"mommys" wrote:

Wow, they all look amazing. Seriously, this is one of the best collections of pages in a long time.

I completely agree!!

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I like how mine turned out

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Oh very nice Stephanie!!

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Very nice Stephanie! I love the pictures:)

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cute steph!!

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WOW! All of these are amazing!!!!!! Great job everyone. I have been stuck on this butterfly page forever and this lo is perfect. I hope to get it done asap!

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Stephanie...that page is priceless!! LOVE IT!!

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Awesome pages so far!

Here's my attempt. I had trouble at first b/c I scrap in 8.5x11 so it was tough to get the proportions/idea right. And it's definitely busier than I normally would pick. But overall, I like it. Smile

ETA:
Papers and elements from the SoSunny kit from ScrapOrchard (freebie)
fonts: Blueberry and BoysRGross

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I love Mr Potato Head pages, we have a couple Smile The colors you chose with it are great.