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Sketch Support #6 | Learn How to Use and Adapt a Scrapbook Sketches | Day 2

Updated: Mar 30, 2020

Day 1 didn't have a lot of variation from the sketch, but Day 2 certainly does! Let's jump right in!

Here's the new, free sketch I have used as the starting point for each layout this week.

You can download the full sketch with measurements and placements here.

Supplies Used - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Simple Stories, American Crafts, and Echo Park; Chipboard frame: BasicGrey; Alpahbet stickers: American Crafts; Wooden cameras: Maya Road; Wooden hearts: Studio Calico; Camera SVG files: Sweet Elsie, Jillibean Soup, and Simple Stories; Glitter circles: American Crafts; Word stickers: Simple Stories and Authentique; Watercolors: Pinkfresh Studios; Nuvo Drops: Tonic Stuidos; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Avenir Condensed

Variation #1 - Adding a background.

Instead of creating the frame of embellishments around the 12x12 base paper, I decided I wanted to slightly shrink down my cardstock base, and use a patterned paper as the 12x12" base.

Adding a background is always an easy adjustment to make to a sketch and can make a drastic change to the look of your layout.

My reasoning for adding one to my layout is to give a little pop to the neutral color scheme I used. I love that neutral doesn't have to mean boring or subtle. Sometimes neutrals can be just as eye-catching as bright colors. I think that 12x12" wood patterned paper helped me achieve that.

Variation #2 - Changing the frame of embellishments.

This one is probably the most obvious change you can make to this sketch. Those hexagons can be switched out for any shape or design.

You can go with more straight-line shapes to match the arrangement of the hexagons. Try using:

• squares

• triangles

• strips

• rectangles

• diamonds

You can also do what I did and use a collection of one shape used in many different sizes. You can use any shape or design! Try using:

• stars

• hearts

• arrows

• circles

• flowers

Get theme specific with things like:

• snowflakes

• Easter eggs

• pumpkins

• Christmas ornaments

• confetti

• paw prints

Another option is to mix up many different shapes and elements. I used camera die cuts, hearts, wooden cameras, paper rings, glitter circles, watercolor circles, and Nuvo Drops.

There are so many ways to change up the framing!

Variation #3 - Changing the photo size.

I mentioned yesterday that you can pretty much do whatever you want with your photos, as long as you stay withing the frame of embellishments.

I decided to use a 4x6" photo in place of the two 3 x 4" photos. It does slightly change the look, but as long as you are keeping that photo (or photos, if you need) it will work.

This did change up my options for journaling placement. I wanted to keep everything (photo, title, and journaling) centered within the frame of embellishments. To do this I added my photo on the left, my title as it is on the sketch, and then added my journaling strips on the right side of the photo.

That's it for today! Check back tomorrow for another layout.

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Cindy B
Cindy B
Feb 29, 2020

Love these instructions for the various days. Is there a way to purchase the Sketch Supports or print these out that doesn't split the photos up? I print double-sided and many of the photos are split in half and I can't hold them together to get a clear image when working off-line.

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