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Scrapbooking sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
A few little things came to mind last week while I was sorting albums – thoughts about handwriting but also thoughts about the size of the photos I use. I adore my 4×6 photos and the majority of my pages include that size, but I love the variety that an oversized picture can bring to the story. Larger pictures are great for adding contrast to an album and the pages come together very quickly. I really like enlargements for pages that become the start of a section of an album, and the day we spent with about four hundred dolphins? I may have taken enough photos to make it become a definite section of the album! (For the adventure-curious, The Boy swam with them and I took pictures from the boat. Worked perfectly!)

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
This sketch looks very plain, but I wanted to include this version here as it’s what I started with to create my page. Once I had followed everything that is here, I decided I needed more and added a cluster of embellishment to the bottom left, a small stamped border and three circular embellishments on the line of squares. You can stick to the original sketch, follow my adaptations or add your own extras. Here’s a look at how I created this week’s page:

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 to share.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
There were so many fab pages submitted last week – it was certainly the most difficult week yet to pick favourites! Here are fifteen standouts – click any of the links below to see the pages in more detail and meet the scrappers who created them. (And click back to last week’s sketch for even more pages!)
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four, five.
Middle row, L to R: six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Bottom row, L to R: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen.


15 June 2011

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28 Comments for Scrapbooking sketch of the week

  1. Maja Says:

    Hei Shimelle!

    I love this sketch! And your layout is great!
    Thanks for showing my page and thanks for the scrapgoodies you sent me last week! Tusen Takk!
    Maja from Norway

  2. Jenny B Says:

    You lucky lucky thing! We went and they had to cancel as the sea was too rough. sulk It really does look amazing.

  3. patricia Says:

    Beautiful sketch and page…

  4. Lain Says:

    This is such a cute layout, Shimelle. I like the point you made about enlargements mixing it up in an album. I haven’t done a ton of enlargements, but you’ve given me some great ideas! Love using the scraps, too.

  5. Amy Says:

    Oh I love this one Shimelle – it has so many possibilities!

  6. meridy Says:

    I love the paint you added behind your title block…what a good idea :)

  7. Zahra Says:

    What a great photo and lovely layout, Shimelle! Still can’t see my crafting space after I became inspired to ‘organise’ my layouts following your previous posts!! It’s a job I’m glad I’ve started but need to get some more resources before I can finish to my satisfaction!!

  8. Tracey Says:

    Loved taking part, thankyou for the wonderful sketch and video :)

    I ended up linking up twice, My first attempt didn’t link to my blog but I was unable to amend it so did it again sorry :)

  9. Angela Says:

    Loved this LO Shimelle, I might even try using one of my big photos of us all at CP’s years ago! Isn’t Kaikoura a fantastic place….we did the whale watch & were out about 5 hours!!Hhmm, feel a LO coming on! lol

  10. Daphne Says:

    Thanks so much Shimelle for showing my layout from last week’s sketch! This week’s sketch is a little reminder for me to print off MORE big pictures! Lucky me I had just one left to scrap! xxx

  11. Mel Says:

    Another great sketch Shim. Thanks! I couldn’t do the large pic but I used the layout.

  12. torrita Says:

    Thanks for including my sketch last week! I’ve uploaded my take on your layout and am definitely going to use it again with a couple 4X6 photos instead (as I never seem to order any enlargements to work with!) Have a lovely weekend!

  13. Hannah Says:

    I love using large photos on layouts. Thanks for this week’s sketch :)

  14. Jen Clark Says:

    Thanks!! This was a fun one ~ really had to fish for a larger photo… but good to try something new :) ~Jen

  15. Debbie Says:

    Loved the sketch Shimelle, thank you x

  16. joanna schlos Says:

    i love this class…please keep them going!!!

  17. Becky Says:

    Great sketch! Brilliant for the start of my Northumberland album :)

  18. helen Says:

    Finally managed to do one on time! Thanks for the challenge

  19. Chipper Says:

    Thank you for a sketch using a large photo. I needed inspiration for a title page and this was it! Loved it.

  20. abbey Says:

    Hmm, not sure I did the linky thing right, but I did really like the sketch and finally found a way to use 8×10s that works for me. Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. kiala Says:

    I really liked this sketch! Thank you!

  22. Violeta Says:

    Los Scketch son increibles. Me he divertido mucho haciendo mi LO.
    Un saludo desde Madrid (España).

    Google translation

    The Scketch are incredible. I have so much fun doing my LO.
    Greetings from Madrid (Spain).

  23. Olivia Says:

    Love your layout & enjoyed working with the sketch thanks. Had to be the first thing I created after getting back from vacation :)

  24. Mandy McK Says:

    I loved this sketch and it came together so very quickly yay! I’ve never scrapped an A4 photo before but will totally be doing this again. Thanks, Shimelle :)
    Mandy McK

  25. Andrea M Says:

    Love the sketch, and really enjoy watching your videos. Thanks so much.

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  27. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    This was a great sketch! Thanks! if there are multiple entries from me, I apologize. Head not working this am.

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