Diana Fisher provided this month's sketch challenge at Cocoa Daisy and I couldn't resist. I discovered Diana's sketches just before she stopped her Sketchy Thursdays blog so whenever I find a new sketch from her lurking in cyber scrapland, I have to give it a whirl.
I am still trying to finish scrapping our photos from our December 2007 trip to Orlando. I will get this album done...someday. So I decided to use Diana's sketch seen here to get one layout closer to finishing this album.
Great sketch, huh? So, I played with the sketch a bit, flipping it over it's vertical center then adjusting the photo, title and journaling block placement to better accommodate a vertical focal photo.
This layout showcases photos from Prime Time Cafe at Disney's Hollywood Studios (at the time still MGM Studios). It's a super fun 50s style dining experience from the decor, to the menu selection to the "Mom" waitresses making sure you clean your plate. I really wanted to keep my layout 50s style and also play off of the totally tacky 50s style Christmas tree in the focal photo. So, I started with these older papers from Cosmo Cricket that had 50s style patterns and coordinated well with the colors in my photos. Then I found the title font, Swanky Diner, online while searching for 50s style fonts. I then embellished my die-cut title with an arrow, in a "Eat At Joe's" restaurant sign fashion. I wanted to embellish the layout with 50s style holiday decor so I used some red star tinsel garland, some felt shapes with sequins and old-fashioned heirloom ornament stickers. I am pretty happy with the way it turned out!