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Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

scrapbooking sketch and scrapbook page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and scrapbook page ideas
Good news, I think. After a two-week-and-one-day hiatus, sketch of the week is back. That’s good, right? I mean the coming back part. Not the hiatus part. But onward.

Also, this week’s sketch is a little different to the normal drill in that I didn’t draw it. Amidst a day that mixed work, craft and coffee with Relly Annett-Baker (find her here on Twitter until she finishes her scrapbooky web presence), she drew me a sketch and challenged me to scrap from that. She also gave me strict instructions, like “use pretty things”. I am hoping I pass muster.

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This week’s sketch includes one 4×6 portrait photo and a smaller square image, which I printed at 3 inches. I used vanilla cardstock, woodgrain paper from Hambly, Thickers letters by American Crafts and stickers and die-cuts from Colorbok, along with Jenni Bowlin paint and Glimmer Mist. But of course you can use any colours and supplies you fancy!


The Miss Erin in the picture is Erin Loechner, by the way. She blogs at Design for Mankind.

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 if you post your page online.

scrapbook page ideas
All those many moons ago, the last sketch included three photos in a sort of grid. These are six of my favourite interpretations. Click the corresponding link to see each page in more detail and get to know the scrapper who created it.
Top row, L to R: one, two, three.
Bottom row, L to R: four, five and six.
Thank you to everyone who joined in!

Now… are you up for some sketchy scrapping this week? I hope you’ll give Relly’s sketch a try!

ETA: Relly has made a page from her own sketch too. Find it here.

04 August 2011



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16 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

  1. Debbie S. Says:

    Super cute…I love watching your SB process. :)

  2. Baseball Hats Says:

    This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for this nice article.

  3. Helen T Says:

    I loved watching your tutorial – I have never used Distressing Inks before, what was the tool you used to put the ink onto the paper?

  4. Joy Says:

    YaY it’s back. I really enjoy watching your videos, thank you for making them.

  5. Sara Says:

    Oh Miss Shimelle, I address everyone as Miss too. Always have. It’s my southern Kentucky upbringing. Thanks for the great layout from the challenge sketch. Lovely as always.

  6. Jasmine Says:

    Hi Shimelle… Am so so happy it’s back.. Thank you so much for sharing and making the videos.. =)

  7. Julie Says:

    I always enjoy your videos! Love your style.

  8. Becky Says:

    Great video Shimelle! Love that the sketch of the week is back – I have missed it the past two weeks!

  9. Amy Lynne Says:

    I absolutely LOVE this layout and sketch, Shimelle…and of course I always think your videos are the bees knees. My 2 youngest daughters, ages 11 and 9, frequently watch with me, and they think you are super cool. :) I am so excited that the sketch of the week is back, and that I was able to participate right away. In fact, I flipped the sketch and used it again this morning! <3

  10. Daphne Says:

    Great inspiration Shimelle, missed the sketch last week. Glad your back with it! xxx

  11. Julie Kirk Says:

    I’ve just added mine. :-)

    I treat your videos a bit like a spectator sport. I try to guess ahead of you where you’re going to position something … I feel vindicated when I get it right. #trueconfessions

  12. emma clark Says:

    fab sketch, i kinda twisted it and flipped it etc etc…. hope that was ok! thanks for the inspiration xxx

  13. Olivia Says:

    Great sketch, love the busy ones :)

  14. amy Says:

    Shimelle….I somehow ended up with my 10 on the 10th link here instead of on your original post. Is there any way for you to delete it? I’m so sorry! Not sure how it happened! Obviously, it’s the post with the food and not the layout hahaha! Thanks so much!!

  15. Chipper Says:

    Really enjoyed this one, although mine is not “pretty” LOL

  16. Cath U Says:

    My 3yr old daughter made me go out & buy blue nail varnish for her fingers & toes after she caught me watching this video…! Looks great on her, btw! :)

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