November 19, 2012

Flip & Repeat


Those words perfectly describe the design story behind this page about my old cat An-An. She  loved to crouch in the long grass and this extreme close-up was taken with a zoom. I crop the photo into a circle and use two of them, one flipped horizontally, to create the effect of looking at her through a pair of binoculars.    


The photos go onto a square of Yearbook paper which also holds my subtitle and a journal label. A long black arrow, printed on transparency, anchors this block to the bottom right edge of the page. These elements are flipped horizontally and repeated again on the top left.


Now I have a stepped-block design extending diagonally across the page. To break things up a little two border strips are added to the top and bottom, and an overall frame of pattern papers is used define the edges of the layout. Finally brown embellishments in the form of buttons and Amy Tangerine stickers create a visual trail leading the eye from the top right down to the photos.


Here's the sketch of my layout which will be the basis of Citrus Twist's sketch challenge for the week of 25th November. Play along using any supply you have in your stash and you might win some gift vouchers to the Citrus Twist store.



Linking up to these parties.

Citrus Twist Nov Kits : Studio Calico Yearbook (Roll Call, Pi, Text Book, Tardy, Valedictorian), Studio Calico Classic Calico Vol 3 Journal Cards, Crate Paper Acorn Avenue (Almond Grove, Phrase Stickers), Amy Tangerine Ready Set Go Sure Thing Sticker, Kaisercraft Resin Flower Orchid,  Glitz Design Yours Truly Ephemera, peacock cardstock, vintage button, paper clips

12 comments:

Stella said...

You sure know how to nail a sketch for a LO. Gorgeous; Love the modern look of this LO

NickelNook said...

Fabulous layout, Sandy! Wonderful sketch!...Nancy :o)

Rachel W K said...

that is an amazing layout! the details are fabulous. what a great page for your kitty :)
-Rachel w k
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Fi said...

Really lovely take on the sketch as well as cute photos.

Geri said...

Wow, what an awesome layout, Sandy!

teacher jessy said...

Really love your interpretation of the sketch!! Seriously love your graphic approach to your creations!! Beautiful!!

teacher jessy said...

Really love your interpretation of the sketch!! Seriously love your graphic approach to your creations!! Beautiful!!

Dulcinea Silva said...

I love the modern graphic look. Really, you rock!

Dawn said...

beautiful lay out. Love your pussy cat xx

Ros Crawford said...

Super page Sandy ... perfect take on the sketch ..

Candace said...

holy smokes you are one talented lady!!! Love the sketch!!!

Heather McMahon said...

This is a sensational page Sandy! Love it to bits!