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Sketch Support #7 | Learn How to Use and Adapt Scrapbook Sketches | Day 4

A one-page "Nope" layout for a "Nope" toddler.

Here is the two-page sketch I used for the starting point of each layout I'm sharing this week.

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

Supplies used - Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Pink Paislee and Simple Stories; Nope SVG: Paige Evans; Vine SVG: Doodlebug Design and Echo Park; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; Heart punch: Fiskars; Wooden hearts: Simple Stories; Chipboard heart: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic

I kind of took a comical approach to this layout. I thought it would be a little humorous to take a negative word and a negative look/mood and create something pretty.

And, a heads up to those that like to create with 6 x 6" paper pads, this layout was made completely (aside from cardstock) with 6 x 6" papers.

Variation #1 - Using a two-page sketch to create a one-page layout.

I always like to show that you can use any size of sketch to create any size of layout. It just takes a few adjustments.

To go from a two-page sketch to a one-page layout, I put most of my focus on the horizontal background strips and shrunk them to fit onto a one-page layout.

Since I was using 6 x 6" papers, the width of the strips are the full 6" and the 1" height stayed the same as they are on the sketch.

Variation #2 - Adding more strips / changing the arrangement of strips.

To create a different look, I overlapped some of the strips and staggered them.

I also added in a few smaller (1/4") strips.

Variation #3 - Changing the elements to fit.

When you are condensing a two-page sketch into a two-page layout, you have to figure out where to put photos, journaling, and title when they might be spread out on both pages of the sketch.

I decided to still use the title under the photo(s), I just enlarged it slightly. Or a lot. It's still in the same positioning in regards to the photo, but it creates a completely different look.

For my journaling, I added it below the title on the opposite side of the photo to create balance on the layout.

Variation #4 - Changing the photo sizes.

I used one 2-1/2 x 3-1/2" photo in place of the two 3-1/2 x 5" photos on the sketch. Because I used such a large title, I reduced the size of my photo to fit.

Tomorrow will be the video version of Sketch Support. I've got a few extra tips and tricks I'm including in it so you won't want to miss it!

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