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Sketch Support #36 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 2

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 day 2 layout was such a joy to make! I loved getting to reminisce about this moment with my youngest son Jackson.

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

You can also grab the Sketch Support #36 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 three one-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; Stickers and chipboard embellishments: Echo Park; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

Variation #1 - Replacing the 5x7" photo with a column of 6x4" photos.

I had kind of an odd combination of photos for this one! I'm not sure what I had originally planned when I printed these photos, but I was determined to make them work with this sketch design!

The first option I came up was to use the three 6 x 4" photos in a column going from top to bottom of the layout in place of the 5x7" photo and mat. There's a lot you can do with this sketch and that photo space! There's a lot of room to adapt and use different photos sizes or configurations.

Variation #2 - Expanding the size of the horizontal photo block.

The remaining photos I had were all 4x3" and I could have used them in a single row, similar to the sketch design, BUT I liked the idea of adding in some 4x3" pieces of patterned paper and enlarging that photo block area.

I decorated each rectangle with little sticker and chipboard details. I also added my journaling to one of them.

Variation #3 - Simplifying the design.

Because I decided to enlarge the photo block, I also decided to reduce the strips that lead to the stars. Instead I used just one strip and star and let my title extend across the whole bottom.

That's all for today! Be sure to check back tomorrow the third layout!

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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