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Sketch Support #30 | 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!


For my day 2 layout I made some big changes to work with the photos I had while still following the general design of the sketch. At least in someways!


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




You can also grab the Sketch Support #30 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, 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!



Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye and Simple Stories; Word die cuts: Cocoa Vanilla; Chipboard camera: Simple Stories; Word/phrase stickers: Simple Stories and Cocoa Vanilla; Star punches: Fiskars; Embroidery floss; DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic


Variation #1 - Adding more photos

Variation #2 - Changing the size of the triangles.


I loved the idea of tossing out the photos on the sketch and instead using small photos mixed in with the triangles. It felt like a really fun option to work with this sketch and also work in some extra photos.


I ended up using 1-3/4 x 1-3/4" photos and triangles. I still wanted to have a larger white border around the outer edges so I thought going with a slightly smaller size of triangle would be better for me.


I chose to arrange my five photos in a single column, but you could also arrange them in a row or in random places throughout the design.



Variation #3 - Adding more triangles.


The sketch has four column/rows of triangles and since I had five photos that I wanted to arrange in a column, I decided to add more triangles so that I had a photo in each row. I still wanted it to be the same sketch design, just a little larger.



For the rest of the layout I tried to follow the sketch. I added some hand-stitching on the triangles along with the stars.


For each star I used the same patterned paper as the triangle, sanded the edges of the star, and used foam adhesive to give it dimension. I also placed a tiny glitter star in the center of each one.



If you enjoy using sketches and want to learn how to adapt and customize them, I have a new guide called Creating With Sketches. It's goes in depth of how I breakdown a sketch design and adapt to work with my needs. It covers everything you need to know about making sketches work for you.





Shop all sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches


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