Nothing beats a good sketch...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Do you ever get 'brain-fade' when it comes to thinking up ideas for new layout designs or the mojo just won't play nice and you're left staring at your cutting board wondering when the next bright idea is going to pop into your head?
I have moments like that quite often as I'm limited to when I can scrap and it is usually quite late at night when the rest of the household are in bed and I'm tired myself. So, sometimes it is nice to grab a sketch and be thankful that someone else has gone to the trouble of working out what size pics to use and how many, where you place your embellishments, where to put the title and journalling... ahhhh nothing beats a good sketch!

This week my DT assignment for Pebbles was to create a layout using a wonderful sketch designed and supplied by Becky Fleck at PageMaps.


Now, I decided as soon as I saw this sketch that I wasn't going to deviate too far from the original design as I figured that the fabulous Becky Fleck had obviously gone to allot of trouble to create a perfectly balanced and unique sketch! And I was tired and the thinking power was limited!







Once again I have dragged out my favourite little punch which is worth it's weight in gold as it has punched more tiny flowers than I'm sure it was originally designed to do. This is the second layout I have made using the combination of Pebbles 'New Arrival' collection and my flower punch along with the gorgeous baby photos of 'Lily' who is the long awaited daughter of a friend. And here is the first layout I made for Lily's Christmas present.


Don't forget to pop over to the Pebbles blog today and see what other designers have done with the wonderful PageMaps sketch.

From farm to you...

20 comments:

  1. Wow! Your page is gorgeous! I love all your little flowers.
    Hugs
    Kim
    x

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  2. Melinda....simply gorgeous page!!!!!

    Hugs~Lindy

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  3. Stunning. I thought it must be digital until I saw the close up. This might be the single most impressive page I have ever seen.

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  4. You 'wow' me every time you use that punch Melinda. Stunning page! :)

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  5. WOW! Don't you get thumb-cramps? Using that little punch 5 million times would put me in the looney bin. Yet, you're able to create art. Amazing! That little yummy baby was probably all the inspiration you really needed though-I can't believe a little sketch could prompt something so beautiful!

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  6. Amazing! I just LOVE LOVE LOVE when you use that little flower punch!! Gorgeous gorgeous pages!! W:)

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  7. ohmygosh...I've never seen a punch used like this before and I must say it is outrageously awesome!!! Love both of your beautiful pages!! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  8. so gorgeous!!!! love all of the punches flowers....such impact!!

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  9. Those punches are such a subtle way to add texture and interest while adding the "wow" factor. Love it.

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  10. I am speechless this is just stunning!

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  11. Absolutely breathtaking Melinda!!!!!
    The colours, the pretty little punched flowers and those stunning pics. I love it - so very beautiful!!!! xx

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  12. totally agree about sketches and glad to hear it isn't just me up in the silly hours ... beautiful layout Melinda and you seriously must have the patience of a saint to stick all those flowers down! But so worth the end result simply stunning

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  13. WOW, this is the first time I visit your blog and I am impressed. As of now I am a stalker...ejem.. a follower. Have a great day!

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  14. Oh. My. Goodness. This page is simply beautiful!! You got a shout out on Kara's blog and that's what brought me here. I am SO glad I came. This is jaw dropping gorgeous.

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  15. All of your work is just stunning! :)

    Becky
    PageMaps

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  16. You did a beautiful job using the sketch. Love the light colors and the baby is so adorable! The second layout, WOW! It is amazing to look at all those little flowers and then the heart you created also. Gorgeous!

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  17. Are you kidding me! Your layouts are FABULOUS!!! Oh my so precious pictures, simpley ADORABLE!!! TFS!

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  18. Oh my!! These are absolutely phenomenal!!!

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  19. this is fabulous! you are great!

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  20. wow! those little punched out flowers looks so cool in your page, love it!

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