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Sketch Support #36 | 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!

For my third layout I used the two-page sketch as inspiration for a one-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 #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, die cut pieces: Heidi Swapp; Stickers: Simple Stories; Wave cut files: Silhouette Design Store #63096, #28688, and #83594; Enamel hearts: Doodlebug Designs; Nuvo Drops: Tonic Studios; Embroidery floss; DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

At first glance this layout looks nothing like the sketch, but as I go through the details I think you'll see it. That's the fun of sketches, you never know what ideas might spring up!

My focus was the horizontal background piece, the row of photos, and the strips that lead to the hearts. First I decided to go with a shaped background, a large heart. This patterned paper really stood out to me and I thought it would be perfect to help me create a "scene" with it. It almost looks like a sunset at the beach to me!

Then in place of the strips and hearts I used waves along the bottom of my photo. There's one main piece that takes the place of those strips and then I added lots of flourishes around it to add the look of a big splash.

Of course I added lots of stitching! I added a stitched border on the heart that matches the color fade. I also added stitching on the larger splash pieces.

That's it for today! Be sure to check back Monday for the YouTube version!

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