Sketch Support #27 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 4

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!


The layout for today is all about showing how you don't have to let the size of the sketch determine the size of your layout.


Here is 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 #27 Bonus Sketch Examples!



This month it is a 3-page PDF of 22 different sketch options. That makes 23 sketches for this month of Sketch Support. There are options that show how to change up the papers, use more photos, use less photos, there are three one-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, stickers, and die cuts: Simple Stories; Circle punch: EK Success; Embroidery floss: DMC


Variation #1 - Creating a one-page layout from a two-page sketch.


To create my one-page layout I basically took the whole design and shrunk it down to fit onto one page.


I used three 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" photos in place of the 3 x 5" photos on the sketch and arranged them along with a 2 x 3-1/2" journaling block similar to the sketch. I did reduce the size of the journaling to fit with the height of the photos.


For my vertical strips, I used a striped paper instead of individually cut strips. It slightly changes the look since those stripes don't match the width of the photos, but that wasn't an important factor to me for this particular design.



For fun and to fit my funny faces theme I used a circles on top of the strips. Originally I had planned on using just the circles. I loved the idea of using shapes in place of the strips, but I just couldn't pass up the striped paper and how well it fit with those circles.


I used a mix of die cut emojis, punched circles, emoji stickers, and punched emojis and arranged them to fit perfectly on the stripes. To add texture and dimension to this design I added some hand-stitched borders and adhered some of the emojis with foam adhesive.



To finish the design I added lots of speech bubbles and word/phrase stickers with foam adhesive all throughout the emoji arrangement.



That's all for today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for the video version of Sketch Support!


And, if you enjoy using sketches be sure to check out my newest class that starts on July 11!


You can find all the information about the class and register here.


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