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Scrapbooking sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
A late sketch this Wednesday, but it is still Wednesday here for another few minutes! And it’s a bit of an older page but one I still really love – partially because it has quadrants of patterned paper, partially because it includes much fun with punches and little stickers and most partially because it’s about my completely awesome nephew. Who I am very excited to see quite soon, since we don’t exactly live very close. I do swear he is an entire foot taller each time I see him, but I’m hoping this time it might only be six inches, since it won’t have been quite a year.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
So here’s the sketch for this week: four quadrants of patterned (or solid) paper to create the background, then a block on top of that just for good measure. I’ve used one photo but you could replace it with multiple pictures – two portrait pictures would work easily or you could include several photos at a smaller size. Then I find it’s easiest with this set-up to place the title, then add the embellishments to frame – a total of five circles. One small circle above the title and four circles (slightly larger) in a row below the picture, with journaling to break up the row. Or you could replace the circles with any other shape – stars, hearts, doilies… whatever bit of fabulous you’re loving right now.

As always, the weekly sketch is no-stress and just for fun! If you use it, I’d love to see, so please leave a link and share.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
The sketch from last week was a little different to my norm and it was lovely to see so many interpretations of the one big photo + three small photos composition. Here are eight lovely favourites from last week’s submissions. Click for more detail and bigger pictures – and if you love their pages, be sure to let them know!
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four.
Bottom row, L to R: five, six, seven and eight.
Thanks so much to everyone who had a go with last week’s sketch! Don’t forget to upload and link us if you create something with the new sketch too.


18 May 2011

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21 Comments for Scrapbooking sketch of the week

  1. LisaE Says:

    Really like those quads of pattern paper. Great way to use a 6×6 pad.

  2. Zahra Says:

    love it and did mine this morning but can’t get mr linky to work….

  3. Zahra Says:

    Here’s mine, thanks! x

  4. Sian Says:

    Thank you for featuring my page today Shimelle

  5. helena c Says:

    just been to look at the other 7 and so interested to see the differences and how people use a sketch and which components stand out as core to the sketch.

    Thanks for including mine – such a nice suprise when reading your blog today

  6. Alison Says:

    Haven’t managed one of your sketches for ages…but I’m going for it this week!
    Alison xx

  7. Irene Fitzpatrick Says:

    Wonderful layouts everyone! Thank you for choosing mine:)

  8. craftyangel Says:

    played along this afternoon, loved the sketch and great with 6×6 pad

    thanks Shimelle

  9. Shelley W Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration Shimelle :) Done my LO and it’s a brilliant way to use up scraps too!

  10. Rachel Says:

    Thank you for featuring my layout Shimelle, I am really enjoying sketch of the week… and already have a few favourites to use again and again x

  11. Denise Says:

    Mine is super simple. Thanks for the sketch! :)

  12. Alison Says:

    Shimelle ignore me on Mr having probs!
    Alison xx

  13. Alison Says:

    Here’s the link…great sketch Shimelle

  14. Cheryl M Says:

    I just love your sketches. I’ll do as many as I can! I linked with Mr. Linky but I’m not sure if it worked or not.

  15. kate bucci Says:

    I loved this page the first time I saw it, and I still love the sketch. I don’t think I’ve ever used that much patterned paper as a background…but I love it!

  16. torrita Says:

    Great sketch – thanks for the weekly inspiration :)

  17. Alyssa Says:

    My take on this sketch is posted and added to the linky.

  18. Olivia Says:

    Great layout & cute photo! Enjoyed working with this sketch :)

  19. jenna Upson Says:

    thanks for another great Sketch

  20. Sinead Says:

    Yay! Got to participate in the sketch of the week:) Thanks Shimelle x

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