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Sketch Support #38 | 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!

It's that time again!! A new free sketch, three new layouts based on the sketch, a YouTube video, and of course the bonus sketch examples! Whoop Whoop! (I always love this week!)

This week the sketch I created was a request from a YouTube subscriber who wanted a two-page sketch with an 8 x 10" photo. I thought that would be something fun and a little different to create with so here we are...

Here is the two-page sketch that I'll be using this week:

You can also grab the Sketch Support #38 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, stickers, and die cuts: Echo Park; Tail cut file: Silhouette Design Store #284497; Dolphin cut file: Silhouette Design Store #77611; Wooden title piece: unknown; Alphabet stickers: Pretty Little Studio; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Avenir Next Condensed

When I first started planning layouts for this sketch I instantly thought of the awesome dolphin photos I lucked into getting during a dolphin cruise in Destin, FL. I knew that 8 x 10" photo would be a good opportunity to showcase on of the really cool photos.

I followed the sketch quite closely with the exception of flipping it so that the 8 x 10" photo is on the left page, which had everything to with my photos and the direction the dolphins were jumping. I didn't want that 8 x 10" photo jumping towards the edge of the layout. This is always the most common reason I will flip a sketch. It's an easy solution to the issue of subject facing off the layout.

One of the things I really enjoy about square grid style designs like this is that each square is the opportunity for something different. For some of them I added a dolphin die cut in the center.

On three of them I added small wave strips with a dolphin tail sticking out of them.

Then the rest feature stickers or a die cut that fits the theme.

That's all for today! Be sure to check back tomorrow for my second layout with this sketch!

Also, if you enjoy all of the free sketches that I have created, be sure to join us in the Creating w/ Sketches Facebook Group! We have layout gallery for all of the free sketches that I have created.

Shop all sketches here: Allison Davis Sketches 

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