Thursday, November 12, 2009

What's Japanese for Trendy?

"Torendi", a.k.a. the fabulous Sketchy Thursdays sponsor for this week! We were asked to incorporate some Japanese Pop Culture into our layouts for Diana's amazing sketch.

The style is new to me, so I poured over the Torendi site and related sites for ideas. Robots, 80's retro, and neon colors seemed to jump out at me. I also noticed checkerboard patterns and thought bubbles. I went to my stash and found some funky thought bubble chipboard pieces and built my layout from there. I hand-doodled the checkerboard pattern around the thought bubble, printed my photo three times (twice in a pink tint), and relied on this fun patterned paper by Love, Elsie for more Torendi-type icons. I don't know that you would look at my page and say "Japanese Pop Culture", but I was inspired by Torendi!

That is one thing that I love about Sketchy Thursdays - the sketches can be used for ANY style. Diana's sketches don't seem to favor one style, masculine or feminine, simple or super-embellished. I can't wait to see how this sketch inspires you. With some fantastic goodies from Torendi up for grabs, I hope you play along!

Happy Thursday, Tessa


  1. Ok first off...I LOVE YOUR BLOG DESIGN! OH YEAH!!!
    Second, killer layout! :D
    Third, here is the email addy to submit your take on the Lil Scrappin Mama challenge:
    feel free to holla at me if you have any questions.
    Can't wait to see what you come up with !
    Happy Friday!


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