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Scrapbooking sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
I picked these two photos up the other day knowing they were from the same day and everything, but not remembering that I must have purposely taken the images to sit together. Suddenly I wondered why there were two matching telephone towers in the same city when it finally hit me that the two images fit together as a panorama. Sometimes I can be pretty slow to catch the obvious, it would seem.

And so this week I figured out a little sketch that would work for a panorama made from two photos or just any two landscape pictures you wanted to scrapbook together, even if they don’t fit together like a puzzle. It looks like this:

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
It can be done with all scraps, except for the paper you choose as the background, as there are two spots of embellishment on the layout and they are both built up from lots of small pieces of paper. Lately I’ve been painting the edges of my paper pieces with glimmer mist and a paintbrush rather than just ink, so that’s something that appears on both layouts this week.

scrapbook page from a sketch
Both layouts? Well, since last week was also two landscape 4×6 photos, I wondered how this same sketch would look with a different photo option. This page uses four 2×3 portrait photos instead of the two larger landscapes. And it documents my somewhat strange love of dioramas in museums. Here’s how the second page came together, if you’re curious!

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 in the comments.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
What a lovely bunch of layouts came from the sketch last week, if I’m allowed to say that! I love how different they all looked with different colours and papers and themes. Here are a dozen pages I loved!
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four.
Middle row, L to R: five, six, seven, eight.
Bottom row, L to R: nine, ten, eleven and twelve.
Thanks to everyone who joined in! I hope you’ll join us again this week.


08 June 2011

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25 Comments for Scrapbooking sketch of the week

  1. Louise Says:

    Thank you for showing my layout Shimelle. Love this weeks sketch and looking forward to having a go xx

  2. Claire Camp Says:

    Great sketch, I think I will have a go at this one. Inspiring layouts as always. :)

  3. Jennie M Says:

    Thanks for the great sketch! I added mine!

  4. Madeline Says:

    Shimelle, what is the tool you use to ink the edges. I need to get one of those
    Really like what you did with the 4 phots

  5. torrita Says:

    Thanks so much for including my LO in the weekly line-up :) Am loving these sketches and look forward to trying the new one later this week….x

  6. Sinead Says:

    Thanks for including my layout here:) I just submitted mine for this week’s sketch…a cupcake-themed layout! Loving the videos of scrapbook process, looking forward to hopefully seeing more of them. xx

  7. Natalie Says:

    Thanks so much for spotlighting my layout, Shimelle!

    As for creating panorama photos from regular 4×6 prints— I love doing that! I’ll have to paw through the photos I have printed and see whether I have any left ;-)

  8. Becky Says:

    Another great sketch – I really need to have a go at about the last 2 months of these! Time has run away with me and I don’t seem to have time to scrapbook – this weekend I am making time!

  9. Jane Says:

    thanks for the great sketch, really enjoyed it

  10. alissa Says:

    love this sketch, shimelle!
    and, am loving the videos. almost like taking a live class from you!

  11. Sabine Says:

    Love your video tutorials! And the new sketch is great, too! :-))

  12. Beverly Says:

    Shimelle, Love the sketch esp with the pics you used.

  13. Louise Hay Says:

    I loved following the video and the sketch – I loved it so much I had to do 2!

  14. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    As always I love your sketch and the videos are great to watch. If I was going to turn this one on its side so I can do portrait photos, would you change any of the other placement or do you think it would work okay as it is? (sorry I know I always ask loads of questions! xx

  15. torrita Says:

    Just linked my page above – happy Friday one and all :)

  16. butterfly knives Says:

    nice posting…….

  17. heather Says:

    added my link. had fun with all the layering and planning another layout with the sketch hopefully later in the week :)

  18. Cheryl M Says:

    I love your sketch challenges Shimelle and participate whenever I have the time. Thanks for doing these! Layouts from last week are GREAT!

  19. Becky Says:

    Another great sketch! Trying to catch up on all of these this weekend!

  20. Jenn V Says:

    I am #18. I have never used mr. linky before, so I hope it works. Thanks Shimelle for a great sketch! I love that you use so many 4×6 photos and I love your videos!

  21. Mel Says:

    A fab sketch – my pic isn’t coming up on the thumbnail but I made this into a double layout.
    Love this sketch and your layout.

  22. Julie Kirk Says:

    I really do like it, from time to time, when you do all the thinking and then I get to just cut up paper and stick it down in roughly the same fashion. Gives my brain an hour off at least. ;-)

  23. helen Says:

    Loved using this sketch – better late than never!

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