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SCT Sketch Week | Day #2

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!

My second layout takes a more simplified approach to the sketch while adjusting the size of the 8-1/2 x 11" sketch to work on another 12 x 12" layout.

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

With my second layout, I simplify the background by using a single piece of patterned paper in place of all those strips. I chose to use a patterned paper with a sunburst design so I still get a lot of interest, color, and detail with that background, but without the work of cutting all those strips. Using a striped paper would also be a great idea for simplifying this sketch design!

To add a little more detail to that sunburst design I also added some hand-stitched lines. I used black embroidery floss for a contrast to the colorful background.

I only had one photo to work with so I made a few adjustments to accommodate that. I added three die cut pieces layered behind the photo and then tried to arrange my flowers closely to how the stars are arranged on the sketch. It’s not quite the same, but it’s close! When using a sketch you often have to make small adjustments like that to better fit your photo or other changes you have made. Don’t be afraid to change it up!

Whenever I am creating embellishment clusters I like having lots of variety and detail so I added some hearts and word/phrase stickers in with the flowers.

Shop all sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches

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