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Sketch Support #31 | 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!

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

You can also grab the Sketch Support #31 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 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 paper: Echo Park, Simple Stories, Bella Blvd., and My Mind's Eye; Glitter paper: DCWV; Heart punches: Recollections and Fiskars; Word/phrase stickers: PhotoPlay, Jillibean Soup, and Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Avenir Next Condensed

Variation #1 - Adjusting the design to work with different photo sizes.

With this set of photos I have mostly 3 x 5" photos so I adjusted the photo block to work with that. These weren't photos that I could crop down any smaller so I had to find a way to make them work. I removed the background piece behind the photos and had just the photos in that space. Then to accommodate that photo size change I extended the size of the rest of the design to work with that.

Variation #2 - Changing the design to fit the theme.

On the right page instead of using just a single background piece, I created a more theme specific design by creating a sunburst.

I used a sunburst paper from Echo Park as the base and then added some extra patterned paper strips and a circle for the center.

On top of that I added my large "Here comes the sun" title. Since I was going with a monochromatic color combo I added hand-stitching to the title so that it stood out well on top of the sunburst design.

I also added lots of glitter hearts to the sunburst design.

Variation #3 - Moving the journaling.

Most of my photos for the left page had Drew facing to the left so I moved the journaling over to the left side. That way I didn't have a photo in that spot with him looking off the layout. I don't like to have my subjects looking off the layout so this was an easy way to avoid that.

That's all for today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for layout #4!

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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