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Sketch Support #29 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 1

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 first two-page Sketch Support of 2023 is here!! Yay!


This month there is a new, FREE two-page sketch that I'm sharing with you all plus I've created four layouts all based on that same sketch. The point of Sketch Support is to show how you can easily adapt and customize a sketch to fit any needs whether it's theme, photos, or supplies. I'll be sharing a different layout Monday through Thursday and then next Monday I'll share the video version on YouTube.


I had such a fun time with this sketch! There were so many possibilities that I had a hard time narrowing it down to just four layouts. I hope you enjoy it using it as well!

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




You can also grab the Sketch Support #29 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!




Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Fancy Pants, and Echo Park; Foam accents and stickers: Simple Stories; Wave cut files: Silhouette Design Store, Echo Park #28688 and Snapdragon Snippits #63096; Droplet cut file: Silhouette Design Store, Amy Robison #83594; Sequins: Doodlebug Designs and unknown; Computer font: Century Gothic; Embroidery floss: DMC


For a large portion of this layout I followed the sketch just as it is with the four 4 x 4" photos, the three layered background pieces, and the title and journaling placements. But, in place of the stars...I had some fun!


Variation #1 - Changing the stars into a themed element.


I knew that those stars along the bottom of the sketch were a great opportunity for some interesting designs! And, of course for me, my brain kept thinking "WATER! WAVES! SPLASHES!" It always seems to go there!



I swapped out those stars for a large wave design. I cut two of the same wave cut file and mirrored them so that the design stretches across both pages and add a little frame along the bottom edge and sides of the photos.



For some added texture and detail I also added a hand-stitched border with some sequins. I recently saw a layout with stitching and sequins and thought that would add a really interesting detail to these waves. I ended up loving the sequins so much that I feel like it's safe to say that I'll be entering a sequins phase in my creative life!



I also added in some smaller wave pieces and water droplets to fill out the design along with some foam hearts.



That's all for today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for layout #2!


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