My layout and interpretation of the sketch was as follows.
I used pictures of my sister and her horse Phoenix from the Nissan Easter Show during April. The patter paper and embellishments that I used are from Kaisercraft. In the sketch there is a lot of white space. Over the past couple of months my scrapbooking style has changed a bit to not include so much white space, so the sketch was quite a challenge for me. But in the end I decided to use the brackets which I found among my enormous stash of stuff.
The second challenge was part of the National Scrapbook Day (Month) Challenge. We were given the following sketch,
and this is what I came up with :-)
The picture was taken during our christmas holiday in 2009. I picked the paper in November already, as I wanted to scrap it during our 2010 christmas holiday, but I could not get a sketch or inspiration for the picture. So when I was looking for a picture to use for the challenge I came across this picture, and it was like Karma :-) Here is a picture of the detail on the LHS of the layout.
I used some cream paper flowers (along with the 1 prima flower) which I glimmer misted with copper and green just to blend them with the paper a bit. And in the end I found that they give the layout just the right amount of detail, nothing too fancy or too much.
I hope you enjoyed it and head on over to Let's Scrap, it really is an awesome place to be part of (http://letsscrap.ning.com/)