Wednesday, June 15, 2011

More Chilote Churches

I'm a big fan of sketches - just love them.  My favourite inspirations are Sketch Support and Page Maps.  There are so many sketch sites out there so there are many to choose from.  Though I'm not usually a fan of their sketches as they are too artsy for my style, Sketchy Thursdays has a great sketch that totally suits me.  Here's their sketch:

It's clean and linear with minimal "fluff" - so me!  lol

Lately, I've been working behind the scenes on our Road Trip album.  What I mean by that is I'm trying a new system to help my layouts not look the same.  While I was doing the part in Argentina, I felt like the pages were all starting to look the same.  So, rather than create each layout, one at a time, I decided to  sort the pictures I wanted to use by category.  I'm working on the Chiloe section now so I subdivided the pics into these categories:  agriculture, Penguin Cove, cabins, churches, sunset, etc.  Then I either found sketches or designed the pages based on how many pictures there were and the orientation of the pictures.  It's very systematic and quite assembly-line like but honestly, I'm liking it so much more.  It helps me to have more variety in the design of the layouts.

So, with that said, this layout is of some of the churches we went to see in Chiloe.  This first page is pretty much an exact replica of the sketch.  

And then, of course, I had to stretch it out to a second page and came up with this:

I used Julie Billingsley's "Find Your Wings" digi kit for the layout.  I also used one of Misty Cato's sanded overlays for the little paper strips, a scalloped mat from Miss Mint, a border strip from Splendid Finns and Jessica Sprague's straight stitch brush.


Beth Hallgren said...

Beautiful Dana! The papers compliment the photos perfectly :)

Lauram said...

I really love the papers you used! The punch is fabulous too!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great job on the sketch! I love how you varied the photo sizes. Did you hear that Jessica Sprague is having a huge blog hop on their anniversary with a tonne of giveaways? You're the only digi I know so I thought I would let you know in case you didn't. You can read about it on cosmo crickets blog today!

Auntie Em said...

Great LOs Dana! Love the background papers with the photos.
Thanks for sharing! :)