Thursday, September 1, 2011

Gallery Week

Today we've got three fantastic two-page layouts that each show creative examples of the sketches they were based on picked by creative team members Melissa Elsner, Megan Bickers, and me (Allison Davis).

"Sweet Miss Myst" by Michele Edwards
based on the October Sketch Week sketch from Allison's blog
Picked by creative team member Megan Bickers

1. I loved how she added the black ribbon swirl to the layout. Keeps my eye moving and keeps it interesting. Also works perfectly with the cat theme.

2. I also really like how she added her journaling and the gemstones along the same lines as the ribbon. Really reinforces that theme and adds a great place for journaling without distracting from the layout design.

3. I love how she added the title over the printed word paper. Gives a graphic feel to the layout and a great way to use the themed word paper!

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"Last Recess" by Michelle Norstrom
based on Two-page Sketch #13
Picked by creative team member Melissa Elsner

1. Loved the banner. I am huge fan of banners and love seeing the way others incorporate them into their layouts.

2. I loved how the Michelle played off the colors in her photos. From a design standpoint, that's genius. The papers and patterns do not detract from the photos but compliment them perfectly.

3. And of course I liked her use of the sketch. The layout is crisp, clean and showcases how you can add your own little touches while using the sketch.

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"Family, The Greatest Gift" by Andrea Niemeier
based on Two-page Sketch #12
Picked by creative team member Allison Davis

1. There is something about this layout that has such a beautiful simplicity. I love how much the photos stand out and really take center stage.

2. Andrea's paper choices are perfect! I love the black, white, and cream colors and how elegant they look. She did a fantastic job of displaying the feel of a wedding within the papers and patterns.

3. The little details give this layout such a great finished look. The stitching around the square background, the stitched flourish, the scallop border along the bottom strip, and the simple heart and flower embellishments are excellent choices for the theme and feel of the layout.

Such a beautiful layout! 


Anonymous said...

I can't see the layouts, just a message that I need to upgrade to PhotoBucket Pro. What happened?

Allison Davis said...

It has nothing to do with you, it's telling us that the site needs to be upgraded to a pro account, which it is. I'm trying to figure out what is going on. :)

Ashley Horton said...

Love the picks today and BIG CONGRATS to Andrea for her beautiful layout being chosen!!

COScraps said...

Great LO's today!

Luv2talk said...

It's great to see these sketches in action. Congrats to those who were chosen!

Paper Doll said...

Congrats to Andrea and Michelle. Beautiful layouts! Thanks Megan for selecting my layout "sweet miss myst".