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Sketch Support #34 | 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!

Today, the last layout shows how you can adapt this one-page sketch to work for a two-page layout. I had the best time making this one!! It's got lots of stitching - my favoritest of favorite techniques!

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 papers and flower die cuts: Paige Evans; Chipboard frames and pumpkins: Simple Stories; Wooden title: Color Cast Designs; Wooden leaves: Pebbles Inc.; Word/phrase stickers: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

This is one of those times that the layout doesn't really look anything like the sketch, but the influence is there, I promise!

Anytime I see strips on a sketch I like to think of themed elements that I can use in place of those strips. Things like birthday candles, cars driving, falling leaves, or in the case of this layout, flowers with stems.

First I flipped the sketch so that the cluster details (the stars on the sketch) are along the top edge of the photos. Then instead of strips and stars I used flowers and stems.

For the stems I used a chain link stitch so it had lots of bulk and texture. Then I added some green leaves here and there along the stems. At the ends of each stitched stem I added a large flower die cut. I couldn't resist adding stitched details on those flowers!

Since the stems are stitched, that left me with hardly any patterned paper on the layout (not that there is anything wrong with that!) I thought a fun way to work some in was by adding patterned paper mats to each photo and a few chipboard frames on some of them.

Then along the bottom I added more leaves, vines, and a few pumpkins.

This one was so, so much fun to make!!

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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