Friday, December 30, 2011

Pebbles, Inc. Sketch

This week at Pebbles, Inc. I got to work with a great sketch by Becky Fleck. I stuck pretty close to the actual sketch, which you can check out on right here on the Pebbles, Inc. blog. Here's my page:
After the page was finished and photographed, I noticed the unplanned bonus that occurred; the kraft letters appear to be cut out from the white ledger to reveal background. I love when something like that happens which is why as I'm working on a page, I'm usually taking photos of it with my iPhone. I'm not sure why but seeing the page in progress, once step removed, helps me to see details I might not notice otherwise - like big holes in the layout, un-balance or wierd patterns formed by the elements. Anyway, I wish it had actually occurred to me to do the cut outs instead of the stickers - it would have been a cool effect. Next time...Here's a close up of  the kraft letter illustion:
And 2 more details: 

For a full list of all the Pebbles, Inc. goodies used on this page, stop on by the blog. I mixed a few lines here - which is one of many great things about Pebbles paper lines - they are easily mixed.

Hope you had a great week. I'm currently in denial of impending required NYE celebrations....

6 comments:

Ashley said...

Great page, Valerie! I take pictures of my pages beforehand too, if I can remember. It's like having a second opinion!

~amy~ said...

lovely work...such fun and fresh colors!

Margrethe said...

Such a geat page with lots of details! :)

Cheryl Leong said...

Love your layout!! How fun it is!!!!! Gonna make a layout out of this sketch

~jan said...

I thought those letters were cut out at first, until I checked the up close and personal photo! Looks awesome. I adore that stapeled strip over the arrow too. Good stuff, my friend!

Sara said...

Love the letter effect! Great LO! Wishing you a Happy New Year!!