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SCT Sketch Week | Day #3

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 third layout has some big changes to the sketch design 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 third layout, I made some bigger changes to work with the photos I wanted to use. I had three 3-1/2 x 2-1/2” photos so I made a few adjustment to both the photo arrangement and the strips background design.

First, I rotated the vertical strips background so that I was working with horizontal strips instead and then I kept the photo arrangement and embellishment cluster as close as I could to what they are on the sketch. It was a big photo change so it’s not quite the same, but this was my way of making it work. With the strips rotated you could see more of the patterned papers with the photo arrangement the way it is. Rotating the sketch is always a great (and fun) way to get a completely different look out of a sketch! And, you can always mix up what you rotate. You can rotate the background while keeping the photo arrangement the same or you can rotate the photo arrangement while keeping the background the same.

For the background strips I used torn strips instead of the straight 1/2” strips. I thought this added a fun, rough look to my boy themed layout.

I tried to kind of mimic the photo and embellishment design while adapting it to fit my ideas. I added in some large stars in place of those pieces behind the photos and then added lots of smaller stars around the whole grouping.

Shop all sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches

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