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Sketch Support #18 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | 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!


Here's the sketch that I have used as the starting point for each layout this week:


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


You can also grab the Sketch Support #18 Bonus Sketch Examples!



This month it is a 3-page PDF of 23 different sketch options. That makes 24 sketches for this month of Sketch Support. There are options that show how to change up the papers, use more photos, use less photos, use only 4 x 6" photos, there are four two-page options, and then an 8-1/2 x 11" option. The fun part is that you could use each option as a layout on its own, but you could also mix and match different options for endless possibilities!


You can purchase the bonus sketches by clicking here.


Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Foam alphabets: Simple Stories; Cork board arrows: unknown; Cork board stars: Simple Stories; Wooden cameras: Studio Calico; Sunglasses cut file: Sarah Bailey from the Silhouette Design Store; Stickers: Echo Park; Star punch: Fiskars; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic


Variation #1 - Using shapes to make up the triangle piece.


For this layout I decided to break that big triangle piece into several smaller triangles. This was a great way to include a lot more patterned papers and colors into this design. With just one big triangle it might look like you are limited on colors or patterns, but you aren't at all!



I used 2" squares cut in half diagonally to create this pattern. You could easily go larger with 3" or 4" squares cut diagonally or you could go smaller with 1-1/2" or 1" squares cut diagonally.



To complete the triangle I added hand-stitched borders and a few tiny cork board stars in the middle of few triangles.



The rest of the layout follows very closely to the sketch. It seems that three 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" photos is a photo printing combination I turn to often. I had tons of sets that include the exact same photo sizes as the sketch, so I didn't have to make a lot of adjustments on that end with the first two layouts. The rest of the layouts for the week will show more of a variety of photos sizes that you can play around with to work with this sketch. Be sure to check back tomorrow to see layout #3!


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