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Scrapbooking sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
Late Thursday is the new Wednesday? Something like that. My apologies for the delay and I hope you’re still up for a sketch this week! It’s a page from almost nothing – a single photo (landscape 4×6), a few strips or scraps of patterned paper and a handful of mismatched die-cuts. Easy on the stash and pretty quick to put together too!

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
Here’s the sketch brought back to basics, and you can keep it simple with just a few circles or you can layer as many embellishments as you’d like in that same space. This week’s video is pretty quick (just under eight minutes) so you can see how I got from A to B.

By the way, those three mists that I used really quickly at the beginning of the video are Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in sand, Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist in chalk (slightly opaque white with shimmer) and Studio Calico Mister Huey in Calico White (opaque white with no shimmer). I don’t always use both whites together but wanted to show them both so you can see the difference in the opaque quality. I love both but they are definitely not the same – one soft and shimmery, the other bold and matte.

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
I am pretty much giddy about the response to the big photo sketch last week. I thought for sure that many of you would take a week off because the big photo would be a pain to print perhaps… and instead more of you joined in than ever, I think! See the links at the end of this post for three dozen pages to inspire you to scrap your giant-sized prints! Totally love it. So I picked just a small group of favourites because it was pretty much impossible and I wanted to include them all. Click the corresponding link to see the page in more detail and say hello to the scrapper behind the page.
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four.
Bottom row, L to R: five, six, seven and eight.


23 June 2011

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24 Comments for Scrapbooking sketch of the week

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Loved this sketch Shimelle!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Tammy Says:

    This is a great design. Love how you pulled in so many different bits and pieces. Love it!

  3. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Grabbed a photo as soon as I saw this one. Grabbed a few bits (from a Halloween kit some of it!) and I’m really pleased with how it came together. Thanks so much for this one!

  4. Gina Says:

    You make it look so easy in your video! I am glad to have your sketches for inspiration. (and use up some of my odds and ends that I have been hanging on to for way too long!)

  5. torrita Says:

    Thanks for the inspiration! I linked my take on the sketch above – hope you’re having a ball in the US :)

  6. shunrai Says:

    Thank you for this sketch !!

  7. Sarah Says:

    My 1st go at following sketch of the week …. really enjoyed it and used up some paper scraps!!

  8. Lynn Says:

    Thank you for sketch – I’m a great fan but this is the first time I’ve managed to do one the week it was posted!

  9. Liz Lee Says:

    I loved this. Back to basics and great for using all my scraps :0)

  10. Sinead Says:

    Thank you for showing my layout from last week:) I am absolutely loving these sketches, I find them to be really inspiring when I’m not sure where to start! I’ve linked my take on this week’s one above, inspired by Bruno Mars’ ‘Lazy Song’! Thanks again, and hope your holidays are going fabulous xxx

  11. Beth Ann Says:

    This was a perfect sketch for the story I wanted to scrap. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Madeline Says:

    I finally got a sketch done before a new one was posted. How Every Mr Linky won’t let me post my blog link
    So here it is here

  13. helen Says:

    Yay – I managed 2 in a row – thanks for the great inspiration each week!

  14. Tríona Says:

    Just in the nick of time! Though, a bonus of taking so long to post my layout is that there will be (hopefully) a new sketch tomorrow! No waiting :)

  15. Olivia Says:

    Fantastic layout! Wish I could get my own to look a bit more dynamic & alive. Thanks for another great sketch :)

  16. Daphne Says:

    Better late than never :)

  17. Becky Says:

    Playing catch-up this week! This was just what I needed to do the next page for my holiday album :)

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