The Last Day of August
September Daily: Day One

Prima's Build-A-Page for September

Oh, yeah.  Anam has come up with another amazing sketch for Prima.  Here it is:


Here's my take on it:


  • My inclination was to use plain white cardstock as the background, but I decided to try the polka dots.  I think it's a little busy, but overall, I like the effect.  
  • Mounting all of the photos on squares is an easy way to mix vertical and horizontal photos and keep everything in balance.
  • I painted the text onto each of the photos and then outlined it with a white pen.  It took forever.  But, I think it looks great!  It also helps to unify the disparate photos.
  • The clusters of similarly colored flowers helps prevent the "flower sneeze" phenomenon.

And here's a detail shot:


If you look really closely at that photo, you can see that I inked the edges of it.  I do that with almost all of my photos.  I find it really gives them an extra pop!

Find all the other Flower Girls' versions of the sketch here.  (Trust me, you're going to want to follow that link!)  If you want to play along, just follow the instructions below:

Let's see what you can do with this fab sketch! You have until September 25th to upload any project to our CONTEST Gallery based on this design. PLEASE remember: all uploads MUST be Prima-based. We cannot showcase other manufacturer's products. The winner will be featured on the Prima blog after October 1st, 2009.

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