I am playing along with Allison Davis and Sketch Week again. I really went totally overboard with a mixed media twist to Allison's sketch as you will see ;-) I used photos of my grandson Christian with the puppies their dogs, Nina (a ridge back) and Baron (Great Dane) had earlier this year.
Make sure you go grab the September free sketch at the Scrapbook Generation online store. It's the sketch that I used as a starting point for my layout and looks like this:
I varied my layout quite a bit.
Variation #1: Instead of the large background piece, I stenciled some texture paste through a brick stencil to make my background block. The width of my bricks are approximately 5 inches. I used the inspiration of the star on the corner of my bricks. I used PanPastels to shade my bricks and the star and then set it with artists fixative.
Variation #3: I used two 3x4 photos instead of three and I used them landscape instead of portrait.
Variation #4: I painted some aqua and lime watercolor paint below the bricks and then used my heat tool to make it run. I used little flags that came with my Basic Grey Serenade kit to make the banner underneath the photos.
All in all I am very happy with how this layout turned out.