So here's a layout I made for the sketch challenge over at Let's Get Sketchy! What I love about this layout is, I pretty much forced myself to use only what I had sitting out on my extremely messy desk. I had tons of scraps from recent projects, little flowers and embellishments strewn everywhere...So I challenged myself to use what I had sitting out, instead of making more of a mess! The whole time I was putting this together...I kept thinking, "this is all wrong...everything clashes!" But in the end, I think I was quite successful in pulling all the colors together. It's quite the accomplishment, to me, to make Jillibean Soup, My Mind's Eye, and Echo Park all "work" on one layout!
Now, I have a question...I have noticed my tendency to really stray from sketches, and make them my own. While, in my opinion, I think this is a great thing to do, I often wonder if maybe the challenge sites don't like you to do this so much? Or is it perfectly ok? I think this layout is a pretty good example of that, the sketch really left a lot of "play" in it, being as it was a pretty simple sketch. And while I can still see the basics of the sketch in my layout, I definitely moved things around a bit and did my own thing.
What do you think? Is this perfectly ok to do, or do you think that sketch challenge participants should try to stick closer to the sketches? I'd appreciate any feedback :)
Anyway...here's my layout!! Another older photo of my Lilah, at about 3 months old. She looks so sweet...looks to me like she's thinking "I'm adorable and I know it!!"
Sketch from Let's Get Sketchy!