|Start:||This sketch from The Studio Challenges|
|Style:||I liked this sketch of Anna’s based on a layout by Raechelle. So much so that I had an idea immediately based on a photograph I had waiting to be scrapped. In fact, I laid out all the elements one night and the next morning put the finishing touches on it.|
This is a panoramic shot from our October hiking trip. I chose this base sheet of patterned paper because of the circle of stars.
The idea was to emphasize the amazing open expanses you can see from the top of the rocks. This photo emphasizes that you are up high, like the stars, so I cropped it twice as wide as it was tall, and then chopped down a 3 x 4 journal card to match.
Because the stars on the background sheet were in a circle, I rounded most of the elements and used clear and gold dots along with dotted vellum patterns behind the photo. The rounded edges work much better with the organic shapes of the large boulders pictured. I aired out the spacing of my title to give it a wide-lens effect.
In order to reinforce the idea of scale, I included a small photo to my son and his girlfriend looking out over another view there. I think it adds in the element of human enjoyment of nature that a landscape shot alone does not.
|Stash:||Paper and vellum transparencies – Webster’s Pages, All That Glitters|
Card and die-cuts – Heidi Swapp Gold Studio and My Mind’s Eye
Alphabets – American Crafts Imprint in Black and White
Magic vellum die-cut – Mimosa
Washi tape – Studio Calico
Acrylic star – Pink Paislee
Clear drops – unknown
04 December 2016
December Sketch @ The Studio Challenges
Garden of The Gods – a layout for The Studio Challenges