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

For day three I made a few changes while also still following the sketch design quite closely. It's always amazing to me how just a small change here or there to accommodate a different them or idea can produce such a different result!

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, die cuts, chipboard, stickers: Vicki Boutin; Glitter paper: WRMK; Star punch: Fiskars; Alphabet stickers: Elle's Studio; Cloud cut files: Silhouette Design Store, Lori Whitlock #11654; Computer font: Century Gothic; Embroidery floss; DMC

Variation #1 & #2 - Using smaller photos. | Adding a larger journaling block.

I had four 3 x 4" photos that I wanted to use for this layout so I made a few changes to work with that. I arranged three of the photos on the left page and then one on the right page with a 6 x 4" journaling block. This allowed me to use smaller photos, but maintain balance on the layout.

I could have put two photos on each side like the sketch does, but it worked out that I wanted a larger journaling space so this felt like a good solution to make it all work.

Variation #3 - Using vertical strips in place of the background pieces.

My original plan was to cut individual strips in a rainbow of colors, but I came across this Vicki Boutin paper that was perfect! Instead of having to cut all those individual strips, I just had to cut two pieces.

I also added some hand-stitching and stars in coordinating colors to add some interest and detail to those stripes.

Variation #4 - Using a different themed element.

I decided to swap out those stars for clouds. I saw a quote on Pinterest that ended up being my title so I loved the idea of creating this rainbow of strips with clouds along the bottom. Most of them are hand-cut from a patterned paper and then I used my Silhouette for the rest.

I added hand-stitching to some for texture and dimension. I also added in a few banners just for a fun detail.

That's all for today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the last layout and on Monday there will be a YouTube video to wrap it all up!

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