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!
I had a lot of fun creating my second layout using the sketch from Summer issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine! It was like a party on a page!
Here's the sketch that I used as the starting point:
Supplies | Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers: Bella Blvd. and Simple Stories; Stickers and die cuts: Simple Stories; Fringe scissors: Martha Stewart; Corner rounder punch: Fiskars: Circle punches: Fiskars; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic
I made a few adjustments to the sketch to fit my theme and the addition of an extra photo. This time I traded those wave strips for fringe strips to go with my party theme. I cut a rainbow of paper strips in 3/4" and then used a pair of fringing scissors to cut the fringe along one edge. Then I layered the strips to create the square background.
When looking at a sketch with strips, especially decorative edge strips like the waves, I think of other decorative edge ideas like using scallops, chevrons, and torn or fringe strips like the ones I used. If you want to take it even further, those strips can be changed into vertical strips or squares, or clusters of shapes like hearts, stars, hexagons, etc. The only limit is your imagination!
To go with the party theme I thought it would be fun to add some confetti around the edges of the fringe strips. I used the same colors to coordinate with the fringe strips.
The rest of the layout shadows the placement of the sketch details and embellishments, they’ve just been customized to my party theme. I also added an extra photo which was super easy since there’s lots of open space in that area for more.
That's all for my day two layout! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the third layout using this sketch!
Shop all sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches
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