Diana Gonzalez has been following my sketches for some time and she really did some fabulous work with the sketch this week. Here is a little bit about her, "I live in Miami, Fl, with my husband of 8 years Stan, my 2 kids Daniel and Monica our one child Natalie and one of my four step kids Tyler. Having a blended family can be rewarding and challenging at the same time. But I would not trade it for the world. I started to scrapbook eight years ago when I watch a scrapbooking show on QVC it got hooked immediately. I found that through scrapbooking I can tell my stories, showcase my photos artistically in my scrap books. I love to scrap the good, the bad and the ugly, is the story or our life that will be here for generations to come and learn what life was like, what we were like. I don’t have a particular style I would say, I love to try different things, I love thinking outside the box."
Some close ups of her work.
Please visit Diana's blog All the Days of our Lifes for more information about her and details about her work.
Lisa Hidy is another fresh face and I just adore this clever layout she created with Hats. Here is what she had to say about working with the sketch, "When I saw this sketch, I felt as if Liz had designed it with me in mind. I love clean and simple lines and this sketch fit my "style" perfectly. I loved using the boxes at the top to add simple embellishments of buttons and stickers. Instead of adding a circle of paper at the top I used a button and extended the line of the circle to draw the eye towards my pictures by using a strip of ribbon under my button. I love how this sketch can allow a great mix of patterns, the flexibility of it is just awesome!"
Barbara Lochridge did such a fun take on my sketch. I just love the colors. Here is what she had to say about working with the sketch, "At first glance I thought this would be an easy sketch to copy. I soon learned I was wrong, because I don't do a lot of multiple picture layouts. I searched through many different papers, but kept having a hard time with the top blocks. I had to cut the photos down to three, and I substituted the circles with flowers. All in all, I am happy with the end result - especially considering the challenge of the multiple photos."
I'd say that Barbara hit a home run and we would never have guessed that she struggled in the least. Sometimes a challenge yields some very nice surprises.
I'll post a challenge link later this week for any of the sketches you have used this month. Stay tuned...
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