Friday, 21 September 2012

Sketchbook365


Hands up: who here likes sketches? Actually, that's a trick question because I already know lots of you do. I have one for you today! Over at Sketchbook365 a layout of mine has been turned into a sketch for the October challenge.

It's already been a pleasure to see how the Sketchbook designers have interpreted my page - now I'd love to see what all you sketchy experts do with it. 

My original page can be found on page 54 of October's Scrap365; but I thought I'd have another go and I came up with this:



I called it The Curious Incident of the Birds in the Gift Shop, which I now think is probably unfair. They aren't curious, they're remarkable and I like them both very much. But what was curious? the number of other shoppers snapping photos of the displays. I thought I was the only tourist who did that..

So, that's mine. Now, let's see yours! This is the sketch:


and you will find all the details on the Sketchbook365 blog right here. Every month I visit the entries and I'm blown away by the variety of pages - and they come in from all over the world! Please don't think that you have to be in the UK to do this. There is a very pretty prize on offer from Creative Craft World and you have a month to link up your entry. It's worth a go! You could -

- replace the squares with a different shape

- take away the frames or use mats instead

- make it all smaller and really work that white space

- turn it vertically and let the whole block sit on one side of your page

- go digital! This I'd love to see..

- take away some embellishments and go really clean and simple

..but, what am I saying? You're the experts! let's see it whatever way you fancy..

psst..don't forget you can still enter the Flair For Buttons giveaway here. I'll announce the winners on Tuesday next.

30 comments:

Missus Wookie said...

I remember those shots and thinking "I'm glad I'm not the only one who takes photos of displays" :)

Lovely sketch - hmmm October's 365 huh? Well I might get time in October!

scrappyjacky said...

I snapped a photo of a lovely christmas display in a shop last year....and got some quite menacing looks from their security....I'm not quite sure what they thought I was doing!!
Love your page....and this sketch.

Jane said...

love the sketch and layout, will try and have a go later!

Mary B said...

Love your layout and the title is great going to print off that sketch and certainly have a go.

Carmen said...

I had to laugh when I went to Camden Market with my sister recently and there are these menacing signs everywhere and I mean EVERYWHERE stating no photos allowed of the merchandise. I'm not surprised really as most of it was blatant rip offs. Wouldn't want themselves slapped with a lawsuits now would they! Funnily enough - the stuff that looked completely original and quirky had no such signs. hmmm.

Love the way they have interpreted your page :D And I still love those birdies!

Sandie said...

That's a lovely page and story and I like the white space.
I hold my hands up to taking photos of some very strange things sometimes. It's only lately some people have started to ask what I am doing. Perhaps they are suspicious and think I am going to complain (like a goal post in the hospital grounds, and our mobile library). But they usually seem pleased when I explain my motive.
I'm not someone who uses layouts as a rule, but do like a challenge so may just try your ideas out.
As always an interesting post.

alexa said...

Oh, I like this very much, Sian. Your own colourway is very clean and elegant and I love the way you've simplified the design. You are, of course, sending me a challenge with your 'go digital' remark!

Karen said...

What a lovely challenge! I certainly have lots of photos that need to be scrapped, so I've bookmarked this sketch. I love to take photos of shop displays. I've learned to ask however, as not all shop keepers are happy with the idea. I've even found a couple of shops who posted a "no photos allowed" sign.

Amanda said...

Lovely - I'm a great admirer of your paper feathers.

Melissa said...

Of course my hand went up right away! I have a friend coming over to scrap tomorrow, and I'm thinking we may just have to try out this sketch!

Jennifer Shaw said...

That is terrific that they used one of your LO's for a sketch! A terrific sketch and I love your take on it as well as the title. I always struggle with small photos on a LO and usually only use one photo. It is something that I am trying to get away from so who knows, maybe I'll give this one a go! :)

Maria Ontiveros said...

I book marked this, too. What I really like about this is that it is its own mini tutorial about how to use embellishments in a fun, quirkly, sian-like style. Love it!
Rinda

Abi said...

Sweet layout and a lovely sketch. I love the bunting on it!

Jimjams said...

Another fab page - and a quirky memory captured beautifully.
I hadn;t spotted that the new sketch was from one of your pages but I loved it already!

Louise said...

such a beautiful layout....i love the sketch, will have to find some time to join in x

Ifversen said...

I actually went looking for a sketch this morning - and sorry I didn't find this one. It would have been quite the challenge for me. I tend to use sketches with fewer elements - the other ones scare me ;-)

Love what you have done with it. And I will attempt the sketch one of these days.

Hav a great weekend/ hav en god weekend!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Now, you know I love a good sketch & when I saw it was one of yours up for the October Challenge I immediately wrote it in my Scrap-diary as a 'to do' item!! Love your original & this new interpretation too! (Did you know there is a movie of 'The curious incident of the dog in the nightime' being released soon?) :D

humel said...

Love it, Sian - so fresh and pretty! I haven't scrapped a layout in ages, perhaps I will in October once LSNED is done?

Elizabeth said...

Since I always have my little camera with me, I often taken photos of recipes in cookbooks. I like that one particular recipe but have no intention of buying the cookbook. So far, no security has every accosted me. I'll see what I can do with your lovely sketch in digital.

Jennie Hart said...

Love the sketch, I love sketches.

Superb title!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh I just LOVE your layout, Sian, and the sketch is so nice. It's been such a long time since I actually created a scrapbook layout - might have to give this one a go this weekend while I'm working on Project Life.

Gail said...

Love your layout Sian and what a great idea of them making a sketch out of it. I might jst haveto clear away the scrapping table.

Amy said...

The muted tones in this layout are so lovely - funnily enough, because I have used RadLad, I can see how your photo treatment suits or is adapted to the colours in your layouts - they really suit your style.

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh wow - I love your take on the sketch! SOOO inspiring! Absolutely brilliant. Have a lovely weekend! xo

Irene said...

Another gorgeous page, Sian. Now you have set a challenge - go digital - when I have just seen some lovely digi stuff on paisley press! Love the lace.

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Interesting sketch. I've been looking for some inspiration to use & will give it a try

Wanda said...

Congrats on having your layout converted to a sketch. I visited and enjoyed seeing what the designers had done. Each one different and interesting in its own right...

Lisa-Jane said...

Definitely going to be giving this a go this week. I always love to see how differently everyone interprets the sketches.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Me, me, me, Miss, I love sketches! :D
Taking notes on your challenge. :)

Nathalie said...

I am a follower of the Scrap365 sketch blog and I love the sketches they have to offer. This one is no exception and I really hope to be able to play with it! I love the monochromatic look of your page!

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