Once a month learn how to use scrapbook sketches and adapt them to fit different styles, photo sizes, and themes. Sketches = endless scrapbooking ideas with little effort. Sketches do all the heavy lifting allowing you to have all the fun!
This week would usually be a Sketch Support week, but this month I'm doing it a little different. I've used a sketch I designed from the Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine to create three layouts. It's still the same concept as Sketch Support and you still get free sketches and the 3-page PDF of bonus options is free as well. Next month Sketch Support will continue as normal.
Here's the sketch that I used as the starting point:
*the bonus sketch options go with one of the two-page sketches for this issue
This time I decided to use one of the 8-1/2 x 11" sketches as my starting point. I always stress that the size of the sketch doesn't have to determine the size of your layout. There are so many ways you can adapt and stretch or shrink a layout (or even a card) sketch design to work for a different size layout.
Here's the first layout I created using this sketch:
Anytime I see a large background area on a sketch, like the grouping of vertical strips on the sketch above, I always consider different ways I can take that whole grouping and recreate it with different shapes to better fit my photos, theme, or ideas I might have.
For this layout I loved the idea of pairing hexagons with my Fall theme. So, instead of vertical strips, I used hexagons grouped together to create a background that is close to the same size as the strips background on the sketch.
I used one size of hexagon as the base design and then added a few smaller ones on top throughout the design. For those smaller hexagons I used foam adhesive and added some heart embellishments on top.
I also added some hand-stitching throughout the hexagon design. I always love the texture and dimension that adds to detailed backgrounds like this!
When it came to the photos, I had three 2-1/2 x 3-1/2” photos which is a little different than the sketch, but I was able to arrange them in the same placement.
For the rest of the layout, I followed the same placements for the title, embellishments, and journaling strips as you see on the sketch.
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