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Sketch Support #39 | 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!

Sketch Support is here! Yay! That means a new free sketch, three new layouts based on the sketch, a YouTube video, and of course the bonus sketch examples!

This week the sketch is one that I've had ready to go in my "Sketch Support" arsenal, but often passed it up. I don't know why, but I decided that this sketch finally deserves it's shinning moment as the sketch for this month.

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

You can also grab the Sketch Support #39 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: Pebbles Inc. and Simple Stories; Die cuts and stickers: Pebbles Inc.; Circle punch: Fiskars; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

The way my brain works (and it might be because I'm obsessed with creating water themed layouts) I saw waves instead of scallops so naturally that was the first thing I wanted to do with this sketch design!

For the main background paper I used a patterned paper with a wave design. Then I cut out 10 different strips from different patterned papers and used a circle punch to make the wave design along the top of each strip. I layered them together and added a hand-stitch border to really make that wave design stand out.

I ended up using more strips than the sketch, but really there's a lot of room to adjust that layered scallop design to the amount or size of design you want. I felt like this was a really fun part of the sketch to play around with!

I had three 3-1/2 x 2-1/2" photos and since they are horizontal and quite different from the photos on the sketch I had to come up with something different. I chose to arrange them in a strip on a small white mat and then adhered them on the layout in a similar placement as the photos on the sketch. There's really a lot of room to work in or take out the photos you need.

For my embellishments I created two clusters that frame opposite corners of the photos. I used a variety of themed elements and arranged my title into the design.

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

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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