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Sketch Support #32 | 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 last day is always about showing how you can adapt the sketch to work with a different size of layout. Since the sketch this month is a one-page sketch I've used it as the starting point for a two-page layout.

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

You can also grab the Sketch Support #32 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 paper: Echo Park and Simple Stories; Arrow cut files: Silhouette Design Store #313442; Star punches: Fiskars; Foam alphabet: American Crafts; Alphabet stickers: Echo Park; Stickers: Echo Park; Computer font: Century Gothic; Embroidery floss: DMC

This is actually my second time scrapbooking these photos. Many years ago we were outgrowing our home rapidly and my only option was to have a teeny, tiny space in my bedroom for scrapbooking. I had the layout I had made out on our bed and left the room and apparently one of my cats thought that was an invitation to eat the corner. I was so frustrated!! I have had these photos reprinted and sitting on my table forever so it was nice to finally have the right opportunity to use them. Again.

With this layout I kind of combined the clusters and strips into one. I used lots and lots arrows clustered on the top and bottom edges of the photos.

I used a variety of arrow styles/sizes and arranged them at different lengths. Of course I had to add some hand-stitching to add texture and dimension to them! I also added in a few stars throughout the design.

For my photos, I used six 3 x 5" photos and somewhat arranged them like the sketch at different heights and overlapped.

Because I used larger photos I decided to move the journaling to the top edge of the photos.

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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