I am SO excited to welcome Nicole Nowosad as our April guest sketch designer!!!!
Let's learn a little bit more about Nicole!
blog - www.justnicks.blogspot.com
twitter - @nicolenowosad
instagram - @nicolenowosad
Tell us about YOU!
My name is Nicole Nowosad, and I live in Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada - pretty much dead center of Canada. I work full time by day and am a mommy to three kidlets by night. I am a busy person by nature and try to get involved in the community through my children’s school and sports activities. I have been scrapbooking for over 15 years now and have been fortunate to be on some great DTs. I am currently on the design team for Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine, Jillibean Soup, Fancy Pants (social media team), Silhouette and Hip Kit Club.
Tell us about your scrappy habits.
I do most, if not all of my scrapbooking 2 days a week - Friday and Sunday. My husband works nights, so I get a lot of time alone to sketch out or work on projects in my free time when the kids are in bed! I would say my style of scrapping is colorful. I tend to lean more to the over colorful side, but with clean details… if that makes sense? I also design cut files and have some exciting things in the works in that department soon.
What is your sketch making process like?
I usually get a basic idea and sketch it down. Maybe it is circles or layers of paper or who knows, then I sketch it out and go from there. I do all my sketching on the computer in photoshop so I can play around with layers, etc. and move things to see what works best. I guess I get some inspiration from ads or graphic design on the Internet, but that is rare and only if I am really in a jam.
What are 5 products/trends or techniques that are your favorite right now?
- Watercolors - I love the look, but I am not so artsy!
- Layers. Always in style if you ask me
- Pops of Black - Black is back and popping up all over. Every page should have a small hint of black in it
- Gesso - I love the look of it but dang, I am not artsy!
- Large titles. I love that bold funky look. Will be doing that a lot!
Nicole provided us with this awesome sketch for the 2nd half of the month:
Look at the incredible layers Nicole created on her page:
And here is our awesome design teams take on Nicole's sketch...
Here is what you could win just for sharing your take on this super fun sketch!
To be eligible for the prize please link up your pages in the "April Link Up" area in the sidebar. You have until midnight April 30th EST to upload your pages for a chance to win this months awesome prize.