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Sketch Support #35 | 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!

My third layout extends the one-page sketch into two-page layout. You know I always say never let the size of the sketch determine the size of your 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 #35 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: PhotoPlay; Wood title piece: Color Cast Designs; Heart punches: Recollections; Wood hearts: unknown; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

This was a fun one to adapt and customize to a different size of layout! I started off by arranging my photos in a row across the middle of the layout. This is one of my go-to photo layouts that I like to use. It's easy to design around and work into almost any sketch design.

For the circles, I basically split the circle design on the sketch into two pieces and adhered one below the photos and the other above.

This allowed me to include more photos and the circles create a nice frame to the photos.

I also punched hearts in matching patterned papers, sanded the edges, and adhered them on the coordinating circles with foam adhesive.

For added balance I split the placement of my title and journaling with the title along the bottom and the journaling along the top.

That's all for day 3! Check back tomorrow for the YouTube breakdown of this sketch and the three layouts I made.

If you enjoy sketches or want to learn more about adapting them, I've got a year-long class going on right now 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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