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Sketch Support #10 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 5

The last day of Sketch Support is always about showing how you can adapt the sketch to fit a different size of layout.

Here is the one-page sketch I used for the starting point of each layout I'm sharing this week.

You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements by clicking here.

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers: Simple Stories, My Mind's Eye, and Fancy Pants Designs; Wave svg file: Sophie Gallo from the Silhouette Design Store; Die cuts and word stickers: Simple Stories; Glitter: Stickles, Ranger; Nuvo Drops: Tonic Studios; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

We've hit that time of year where I can't resist making water themed layouts. If I can't be at the beach, I might as well make layouts about our time at the beach!

Variation #1 - Extending the design to fit a two-page layout.

If you look at the far right photos you can see the main pieces of the sketch. There are two photos, a rectangle piece, the journaling block, the title, and the fun shaped border. All I did to turn this into a two-page layout was to add more photos and extend the design to fit across two pages. Aside from this, I stayed pretty close to the sketch.

Variation #2 - Using smaller photo sizes.

I had this set of 3 x 3" photos and decided they would be perfect for a two-page version of this sketch. All I had to do was scale down the size of the rectangle piece with the title and journaling to fit. The cool thing about this design and sketch is that if I had less photos that what you see on my layout, I would have just made my rectangle piece 3" longer.

There are always ways to adjust and adapt to fit your needs!

Variation #3 - Changing the shapes to fit the theme.

I used my favorite wave cut files to create a border around the photos. There are four layers of waves - one that is hand-stitched and three that are made out of patterned papers. I did something different to each patterned paper layer to help it stand out from the others.

The first layer I added was the largest of the patterned paper waves. They are all the same size and cut out of the same patterned paper. To help this layer stand out I added a hand-stitched border to the edge of it.

Next I added the second patterned paper layer. They are all slightly smaller than the first layer and I used two different patterns, alternating around the photos. To help this layer stand out I sanded the edges with a nail file to expose a little bit of the white core.

The third patterned paper layer is out of a dark blue and is teeny tiny. I used a white gel pen to add wave design border to each one.

Then the last wave border I added is the stitched border. I used one of the wave die cuts as a template to trace the design in different places along the whole border. Then I pierced my holes and stitched the design.

To accent the waves I added some die cut droplets and some Nuvo Drop droplets. I used my favorite go-to Nuvo Jewel Drop in Sea Breeze and also Dream Drops in Cloud 9 and Crystal Drops in Calming Aqua.

If you want to see how to make those, check out my latest YouTube video. There is a tutorial for these droplets at the 18:58 mark.

That's it for day 5, but Sketch Support isn't over yet! On Monday I'll share the video version of Sketch Support.

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