Scrapping from a sketch was quite an obvious choice for a challenge, and while I often sketch out my own pages before I draw them, I don't often use other peoples' sketches. So I thought it would be good for me to try using another scrappers design for a model and went with a sketch that I felt would be a challenge for me, away from my usual style (found on Pencil Lines)
The result? Well, I ended up quite a long way from the sketch, scrapping in my own way and using the sketch more as a starting point for inspiration instead of as a map for a page. I'm glad I tried it - I got to borrow elements of the design while still scrapping a page that I feel is "me".
I used a selection of scraps to make this page (thanks Shimelle and PPP) and used the scroll shape out the side in the design. But I wanted to include more space for journalling and also more white space with a smaller, more focussed section for just one photo.
The page is about a recent weekend in Newcastle to celebrate the housewarming of two friends who qualified as doctors and moved up there to begin junior doctoring. We had a lovely time out seeing the city. They have a statue of Earl Grey (score!) and I got to see the lovely concert hall, the Sage (after being convinced it was called the Herb for a while. The Herb sounded OK but not quite right and I couldn't figure out why...). We followed it up with sunset over the river and a wonderful dinner and evening of fun in the flat, which is lovely.
Miss these folks, so here's hoping we can visit again soon!
P.S. Thanks for the comments about my Masters. I'm so pleased to have finished, it's a giant relief. Really chuffed!