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Sketch Support #34 | 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!

After a short break for We Create it's finally time for Sketch Support again! Yay!! That means another free sketch, three layouts, and a YouTube video! I always love this week so much!

This month the focus is on a free one-page sketch that I have used as the starting point for all of my layouts. The sketch was scheduled for last July and I even started a layout with it, but We Create season came on strong and it had to be put on the back burner. I was super excited where the layout was going so I was excited to get it finished along with the other two layouts I'll share over the next few days.

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

You can also grab the Sketch Support #34 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, stickers, and chipboard: Simple Stories; Acrylic "summer vibes" title: Color Cast Designs; Water splash die cut: Silhouette Design Store | #83594; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic; Watercolor: Taylored Expressions

For the most part I stayed quite close to the overall sketch design only making a small adjustment to adapt the sketch to work for my summer/swimming theme. You all know I love water themes and creating splash designs and when I first decided to use this particular sketch, splashes were the first idea that popped in my head.

Here's a closer look at all the details:

The title is kind of the focal point of the cluster detail along the bottom edge of the photos so I tried to shape the splashes around that.

I used a variety of sizes, colors, and patterns for the splash pieces. For extra dimension and detail I also added a stitched border on some of them and adhered them with foam adhesive.

For the journaling block I swapped out the stars for a chipboard sun and some word/phrase stickers.

That's all for today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for the second layout of the week using this same sketch.

If you enjoy sketches or want to learn more about adapting them, I've got a year-long class coming up for 2024 with Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

You can get all the information and sign up here: Sketches 2024

Shop all sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches

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