The sketch had a round central element, borders along the side and then a couple areas of embellishment that "opened" up from the central element. I kept all of these pieces, just tweaked them a bit.
With this layout I just about wiped out my Central High scrapbooking kit - still have a fair amount of the 6x6 paper pad left (time to get to making some cards!). Anyway, I kept a similar feel with the borders along the side. I punched the light blue with my Knock Outs! notebook border punch and the green polka dot with its cousin the scallop punch. In hindsight, I wish I had stamped the fantastic chevron stamp before laying the borders, as i would have gotten a cleaner impression, but the idea for the stamp came to me VERY late in the process and overall its not a bad impression.
Instead of the circle element, I went with what has become my go-to -- layering. I kept this layering area fairly tight to the photo, allowing it to spread out a bit to the left in keeping with the extra elements there on the sketch. I decided to go with circle embellishments, because they were on my mind after watching a video with Shimelle in it yesterday. Plus there are a couple different polka dot patterns so it pulls that together. I used different sized circle punches (I need something to cut out pinked circles!!), layered them up and then added a brad to each one. I added my last round sequin to the final circle just because I could and it makes it pop!
My baby bro may die that this photo is now up here on my blog, on facebook, and over in the galleries at Studio Calico, but its one of my favorite memories with him. If only my grandfather hadn't been horrified by the hairstyle!
Until next time!