Sketch challenges are coming to rukristin! Each month, in conjunction with the Free Awesome Ladies Project Community Workshop, I will be posting a sketch challenge and prize. The sketches are designed by Allie Trumpower, and interpreted by the Awesome Ladies Creative Team for your inspiration!
Why Sketch Challenges?
Accountability. I need it in my life to keep me on track — I do better when the accountability has an element of fun to it. Very Mary Poppins-esque, I know. This is especially true when it comes to memory-keeping. Sketches take the guesswork out of ‘where things are supposed to go’ and lets me just concentrate on telling the story.
Sketches designed for scrapbook layouts are easily translated into multiple sizes — so it doesn’t matter if the sketch is designed for a 12×12 page — just pick out the parts that work on your 8.5×11 or 6×8 layouts. They’re also great for other papercrafting projects — greeting cards, mini-album pages, pocket page spreads, art journals, and even more awesome outside the box projects. I get super pumped when I see creative takes on sketches.
Sketches are a starting point. They provide a basic roadmap to creating a single page — and sometimes that’s exactly the kick in the ass that I need to get going. I’ve shared the January Sketch and my interpretation below. The rest of the creative team inspiration can be seen in the January Sketch Challenge assignment.
January Sketch Challenge
Use this sketch to create your next scrapbook layout, art journaling page, handmade card, or any other creative project. Designed by Allie Trumpower and inspired by Geralyn Sy, this sketch features a grid-based design and can be easily translated into any size.
Some words about the sketch from Allie:
This month the sketch plays on my love of grids and circles. And spots for flair. I love flair/badges right now. This is based on a page from Geralyn Sy. I love the circles– you could fill them with patterned paper, photos, flair… I love the look!
Challenge: Upload a photo of your finished sketch project.
Rewards: All participants will receive an exclusive Sketch Badge for their rukristin classes profile, and will be entered to win a $5 gift card to the rukristin shop (good for products and classes).
Deadline: February 26th, 2015 at Midnight EST
Instructions for Submitting Your Project are in the workshop assignment here.
Awesome Ladies Creative Team January Sketch Projects
CA: I started by pulling the grid elements from the sketch and corralling them into the corner. I had a bunch of 2×2 photos from our trip on the PCH, and I thought this paper from the January Studio Calico kit was a perfect background.