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Sketch Support #7 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 3

How about a little sunshine for day 3? I know I could use it!

Here's the sketch I'm using as the starting point for each layout.

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

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Simple Stories; Word stickers: Simple Stories; Chipboard pieces: Simple Stories; Enamel dots: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

Variation #1 - Changing the background strips.

To change it up for this layout, I used the same measurements as the whole background of strips on the sketch to create a large sunburst background design.

Anytime I am looking at the background of a sketch, I will sometimes look at it as a whole, not as individual pieces. Even if it is made up of individual pieces, it's acting as a whole to create a background design on your layout. You can go from background strips to a background block or background shapes.

Mix it up to get more use out of a sketch by creating different looks with the background!

*I'll have a video on Friday that will include how to create a sunburst design like this one.

Variation #2 - Changing the photo block (right page.)

I had a lot more photos that I wanted to include on this layout so I removed the 4 x 3" cards/rectangle on the sketch and used more 4 x 3" photos. I also extended the photo block by adding two extra photos.

Anytime you are working with a photo block that has nothing above or below it, you can always add more photos without having to adjust other elements on your layout.

Variation #3 - Changing the photos (left page.)

This set of photos was another make it work challenge. I had a few extra photos that I wanted to include on the left side. I grouped them together with a 4 x 6" photo and moved them over towards the center of the layout.

These photos had a lot of empty space so I was able to overlap them quite a bit so I wasn't taking up a whole lot more of space than on the sketch.

I moved them towards the center of the layout because my title is the center of the sun and I wanted my photos to be closer to that.

Variation #4 - Moving the journaling.

On the sketch, the journaling is on a 4 x 3" card/rectangle. I used a photo in place of all of those pieces so I had to find a new home for my journaling.

Thanks to the empty space in my 4 x 6" photo I had the perfect spot!

That's all for Day 3! Check back tomorrow for a one-page layout!

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