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From Sketch to Scrapbook Page

from sketch to scrapbook page
travel scrapbook page
In what has quickly become a week about charity and scrapbook sketches for some reason, here is the page I wanted to show you yesterday afternoon, but the powers of the internets decided we needed to wait until this morning because they didn’t want to go as fast as I hoped. Just in time for the weekend though – crafty time central!

travel scrapbook page from sketch
To create this layout, I started with the same sketch set as a challenge for the contestants and anyone playing along with the UKScrappers Scrap Factor contest. It’s this sketch I shared yesterday. You can see the contestants pages from the sketch here. I know some members prefer to vote for the page that grabs them from the small image, but I really enjoy reading the commentary written by the contestants, explaining the creative choices they made in their details. So I thought I’d share my process for making this page, from the sketch to the finished scrapbook page.

travel scrapbook page
Anyone is welcome to join in the Play Along with Scrap Factor challenge at any time. If you’re not already a member of UKScrappers, you can join for free. The challenges end on Sunday evenings, so you have a couple days left if you would like to participate in this round. There’s a prize each week for one paper layout, one digital page and one hybrid page. Some weeks we don’t have any hybrid entries! ‘Hybrid’ just means a mix of digital and paper scrapping, so if you print out a journaling card printable and include it on a paper page, that’s hybrid. Easy! And next week’s challenge is already posted – a layout inspired by film or television. Play Along entries for that challenge are due the following Sunday – 12th of June.

And there are two posts today because the weekend giveaway goes live this evening – and goodness, it’s a good one this week!


03 June 2011

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18 Comments for From Sketch to Scrapbook Page

  1. Lara Says:

    Love this LO Shimelle – so striking

  2. Sue Says:

    Gorgeous Layout ! _ haven’t done one for ages – i think i will have a go at this – thanks!

  3. Jyotsana Says:

    Hey I think this is a nice way to use all those small strips in card-stock sticker sheet. I have so many of them which are not used anywhere because they are too small and wordy. I love this Layout Idea of yours. Somehow it matches that one in which the circles and small strips were used in place of title at the bottom of the page.

  4. fatmonica Says:

    Beautiful layout!Love the photo.

  5. pidgen Says:

    I have really loved your sketches and your videos … they’ve been super inspirational and have “demystified” a lot for me! Thanks ever so much!!

  6. Jennie Says:

    I love the video and the layout is so sympathetic to your photo. Great photo.

  7. Julie Kirk Says:

    Watched this in my garden and when the wind blew … I kept thinking that the paper would fly away! Apart from that … it was a lovely 20 mins. :-)

  8. Sinead Says:

    Love this sketch and layout, it looks great! It was really interesting to watch the creative process. I love the small circles of embellishment. xx

  9. Katie Says:

    I really enjoyed the video. Such a beautiful layout.

  10. Kirsten Says:

    I just love hearing your cute accent and voice – as one who has taken a class from you in person….your adorable personality comes shining through – thank you, I love seeing the process from start to finish!!!

  11. Glen Says:

    I love to see your travel layouts Shimelle. Love the colour combo and the ‘earthy’ feel to it. Ü TFS. Glen

  12. Claire Says:

    I loved the look of this layout and watched your video. Today I recreated the layout from memory as I was at a crop and it was nice and easy to do. Thanks for the inspiration.

  13. Veera Says:

    I just love your videos! It’s so nice and interesting to see how other peoples process goes, so please keep them coming! I’ve learnt something new each and every one of them! =)

  14. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:
    Very late but I got there eventually!

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    I love this! Thanks for sharing :)

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