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no two alike

Posted on: September 30, 2008

As you may know, the monthly showcase at SGT is now based on a sketch. So unlike the past where the common element is a theme or a color scheme, now it is the underlying “grid” of our layouts that are shared. The beauty of this is that you are seeing *so* much delicious variety from designer to designer. (Hopefully, this opens a whole world of possibilities to you too when you come and check the showcase out!)

What I thought was especially interesting this month was that Barabara and Barbara and I happened to choose the exact same paper line — Vita Bella from Little Yellow Bicycle by Deja Views (C-Thru Ruler). We Good Time Girls don’t usually all discuss our page plans in advance, so I had no idea of the coincidence until the showcase was put on display.

Have you ever worried that if you use a sketch or page blueprint, your page won’t look original or it will look just like other pages done from the same sketch? Take a look at our two layouts and you will *KNOW* why the most common myth about sketches is completely untrue. Even though we started with the same sketch, used the same paper line and essentially the same color pallette, our layouts are very different from each other.

We’ve both applied our own design sensibilities to the sketch. For example, we each chose different sheets from the paper collection and then “tilted” our color scheme with our choice of cardstock color. We’ve accented our pages differently. Barbara’s layout is glitzy, girly, and glamorous with lovely rhinestone flourishes to accent Devon’s beautiful prom photos. I, instead, used felt and buttons for a more casual layout that suits my LegoLand photos.  I’ve also flipped the sketch (in effect, a “mirror” version –you can also rotate, or otherwise modify a sketch to suit your needs).

Give page layouts a try! In the words of a certain M. Stewart, they are a “good thing.”

(click on the thumbnails for a larger view)

2 Responses to "no two alike"

Cindy, perfect example and explaination

Cindy, it’s so true that I didn’t even realize we both used the same paper line!

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