A day doesn't go by when I'm not inspired by something - everywhere we look we see things and for me these things are often the spark that inspire me to reach for my sketch pad - I love to draw sketches and carry a little jotter with me where ever I go - just in case I see something which inspires me to scribble down a quick sketch - adverts in magazines - signs in shop windows - the layout of a building - packaging - all of these things inspire me.
Sketches give me the starting point for creating a page - sometimes I just use the sketch to give me an idea where to put my title or position my photographs - sometimes I go off on a tangent and end up with a page that doesn't resemble the sketch at all - other times I completely stick to the sketch - either way is fine - but my creating process always starts in the same way - with a sketch.
Pencil Lines is a great place to visit if you are looking for a sketch to ignite your creativity - this weeks sketch features guest designer Noel Mignon Fabbri - the owner of Noel Mignon kits - not only is Noel this weeks guest - but she has also offered up an amazing RAK to the Pencil Line readers - one lucky lady will be the winner of one of Noel's kits -
WOW! - just look at all of that stash! - and all you have to do to win it - is submit one layout during this month to the Pencil Lines website - using one of the April Pencil Line sketches as your point of inspiration : )
This is my take on this weeks sketch - using a photograph of my Mom and I - I sent this to her instead of a Mothers Day card - she isn't a fan of cards but loves a page or two to pop in her album : )
I used the ever so adorable Sweetly Smitten papers, Mini alphas and Foldies from Sassafras to put this page together.
There is also a sketch based challenge posted over on the Sassafras blog.
Using the sketch I decided to create a letter sized page - instead of using patterned paper to create the blocks - I used journaling stickers from Sassafras's the newly released Ellie's Tale - *swoon*
Do pop over to the Sassafras blog to see how the DT created their pages using the same sketch - they all look so very different.
If you play along with the Sassfras sketch - then dont forget to share what you create with the guys at Sassafras - there is a box of $50's worth of Sassafras stash up for grabs for the winner of Aprils Sassafras Sketch challenge : )
So what are you waiting for? - go grab your stash and have some sketch scrapping fun!
Thanks for dropping by.