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Sketch Support #39 | 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!

For my second layout I made some big changes to the sketch to better work with my photo and my theme.

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 and Simple Stories; Patterned paper: Simple Stories; Bubbles cut file: Silhouette Design Store #207455; Nuvo Jewel Drops: Tonic Studio; Acrylic title and stars: Color Cast Designs; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

The story behind the layout always put a big smile on my face! It's so Jackson!

I kept looking at the sketch and thinking that it might be kind of cool to create some sort of cluster detail in place of the layered scallop design. When I came across this picture it screamed "bubble cluster" at me!

I first found the dotted patterned paper and thought it was perfect for a bubble themed layout. Then I picked out cardstock colors that matched that patterned paper and used my Silhouette to cut out a variety of bubble sizes.

I added a hand-stitch border on each bubble to really highlight shape and ensure that they stood out from each other. A little experimental touch was to use Nuvo Jewel Drops in coordinating colors for the sheen/shiny openings in the die cut. In my opinion it looks much better in person. You can really see the translucent and shiny detail there. I don't know if this part turned out exactly the way I envisioned, but it is what it is! I turned out a little messier than I was hoping, but I can live with it.

For my photo, I only had one 6 x 3" photo. And I have no idea why when I printed this photo, I printed it in this size. Sometimes I get ideas, don't write them down (like an idiot) and then forget what my plan was. Oh well! It worked out for this layout and sketch just fine! I did flip the sketch to work better with the direction Jackson is facing in the photo. That's always an easy solution though!

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