Saturday, 14 June 2014

Challenge to use a sketch - Cyprus

Jennifer set up a few challenges during her weekend extravaganza.....and one of them was a sketch challenge.....I really like using sketches.....they give a good starting point for a layout.....I often veer away from them as the page develops....but this page keeps pretty close to the original.
I had 6 days in North Cyprus with my friend G at the end of last month......a very quiet and peaceful few days......actually I think it was a bit too peaceful for G!! I loved the opportunity to just relax though.
 Although these are actually SU christmas papers.......I really like them with these photos.
And considering I rarely drink....I'm amazed at how well I coped with drinking cocktails til one in the morning every day!!

12 comments:

Amy said...

You've put these together really well Jacky - my first impression of the sketch is that it is busy and yet your layout doesn't feel like that at all!

Sian said...

I always think I'm pretty hopeless at using sketches, so I always enjoy seeing how well other scrappers can get the best out of one. Like Amy, I like how you have pared this one back a bit and let your pictures get the attention.

I'm also impressed with the cocktail drinking :)

Becky said...

I like the way you have used the arrows in this sketch :)

Jane said...

I agree with Amy's comment felt it was a far too busy sketch but I love how you have interpreted it.

Sandra said...

I really like this sketch, I can see my hopefully using it in the future and I'll be using you for inspiration

jsquaredscrapspot said...

I tried that sketch too. I was a bit wary of no layers or and clusters and I went a similar pared down route to you. Love your arrows instead of a fishtail banner.

Karen said...

You've done a fabulous job with that sketch. I love the half circle with the question. It gave me a good chuckle!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Great job. I think the size of the background pattern is what makes this layout really work.
rinda

Melissa said...

Fantastic job with the sketch!! I printed it out & chose photos, but haven't had time to put together my layout yet . . . but I will soon even if I missed the challenge deadline!

Jennifer Grace said...

Looks great Jacky! I love the idea of drinking cocktails until 1am every night, that's my kind of holiday! I love how you've used Christmas papers, I never would have noticed if you hadn't pointed it out! Thank you for joining in the sketch challenge at Jennifer Grace Creates! x

alexa said...

Your interpretation really develops the foundation of e sketch and your photos (my, that's a happy cocktail intake!) just shine, I like your arrows that pull my eye along the page.

Connie Mercer said...

very nicely done!!! love how you worked the sketch:):)