I actually made the sketch by working backwards from this layout:
As you can see, I made a Then & Now layout featuring photos of my son next to our stuffed snowman in 2009 and again in 2013. What a difference four years makes!
Check out the amazing creations the rest of the designers made from my sketch. I was absolutely blown away by the beautiful pages each person sent me. You're going to love them too.
First up is Cathy. By coincidence, she also did a Then & Now page featuring her sons! She followed the sketch closely, but by rotating it 90 degrees she was able to make it work beautifully with horizontal photos. I love her use of pattern and color.
Next is Gael. She followed the sketch almost exactly, so it is amazing how different her layout is from mine! The page is so feminine and beautiful and suits her photos perfectly.
Next, here is Sharon's layout. Like Tanya, Sharon used one photo instead of two like in the sketch, but she chose to split the photo to add visual interest. The whole layout is so powerful. Each time I look at it, I see new things to love.
Finally, here is Lesley's two-page version of my sketch.
If you look closely, you'll notice that each half of the two-page layout follows the sketch! Here's the left side. It uses the sketch as is.
For the right side, Lesley rotated the sketch 90 degrees, but still used two vertical photos. She used the same die-cut on each side (horizontal on the left and vertical on the right) to tie the two sides together. I love that she created two different (yet totally cohesive) pages from the same sketch.
So there you have it... six artists' interpretations of the same sketch. If you use the sketch, please let us know! We'd love to feature your work.
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