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Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

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Time for something a little different for this week’s sketch, I do believe. Not too different, but just enough. When I draw the sketches, I’m very aware that essentially my style involves lots of blocks of paper and to be honest, if I couldn’t use blocks of paper I wouldn’t really be sure what to do to make a page. But to change it up, this week I figured we could pile all the blocks in one stack rather tan arranging them in different areas of the page surface. Sound like a plan?

There’s something very flowing about making a layout like this – it seemed to be a case of almost dropping things onto the cardstock and seeing how they fell – papers, ink, leaves. A different process to change things up and keep it interesting!

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This week’s sketch includes two square photos and I printed them at three inches. There’s also a fair amount of room for your writing and a big stack of layers. I mixed fabric with paper and ruffled the edges to create some messy depth, but you could adapt this to be need and clean with nested squares, perhaps.


This is the post I mention as the source of the writing on this 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 if you post your page online.

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And we have two older sketches to catch up on! These favourites are from this sketch and SJ is going to pick her favourites since she sponsored the giveaway for last week’s sketch. Click the corresponding link to see any of these layouts in more detail and get to know the scrappers behind the pages.
Top Row, L to R: one, two, three.
Middle Row, L to R: four, five, six.
Bottom row, L to R: seven, eight and nine.

Now… are you up for some sketchy scrapping this week? I’m quite excited to see this sketch adapted to different styles. Give it a go and share it with us!

24 August 2011



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30 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the Week

  1. Michelle OKeefe Says:

    I really love this sketch Shimelle and your layout came out great. Thanks for the wonderful ideas. Michelle

  2. So.Creative Says:

    I love it! Thank you Shimelle!

  3. Michelle Clement Says:

    This is such a cute page (and sketch!), Shimelle! :)

  4. Anne Says:

    Love this sketch and your layout! I especially love all the different colors and textures. Hope I get a chance to use it. :) Thanks for all your inspiration – you are amazing!

  5. Julie Jeavons Says:

    I have had a pair of square photos from Blackpool in the 70s waiting to be scrapped. I’ll have to see if this will work.

  6. Daphne Says:

    Thank you for this new sketch Shimelle! That’s quite something different now I think. Luckily I’m off today and can start right away! And thanks for showing my layout from last week! You’re a star!

  7. Chipper Says:

    looking forward to this sketch :-) Just finished watching the video with my DD and she wants to know how leaves are feathers? LOL

  8. RellyAB Says:

    Kapow! page done (hurrah for working from home!).

  9. NancyLee Says:

    I am so humbled and honored for seeing my layout here and thank you. I still can’t get over as to how inspiring your challenges are. Off to another lovely sketch….

  10. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Oooh this is different. Can’t wait to try it.

  11. Sarah S Says:

    What a great sketch and LO from you again Shimelle. Thank you. I’ve linked to my LO (#3).

    Thanks also to shortlisting my LO. Really chuffed xx

  12. Maria Says:

    I really like that sketch and I always love to watch your videos as an inspiration! Thank you! :-D

  13. Peggy Says:

    Well that’s one way to use up a whack of paper! Not sure I’m ready to add that many layers to a page, but I like the overall design. I may go with “sketch light” for my LO. Thanks for the inspiration, Shimelle.

  14. Liz G. Says:

    Love this sketch, it made me grab a couple of pics and scrap that night! I have a “cleaner” style so layering elements and adding mist isn’t something I normally do. I love this sketch and think I have a couple more pics perfect for it!

  15. jenna Upson Says:

    lovely sketch, still cant use Mr Linky keeps saying ‘missing op’ so here is mine

  16. Jessie Says:

    I loved this sketch! It really helped me to use these some polaroids I had to scrap from my last day of work that I was anxious to put on a layout! Thanks for inspiring my new love of kraft cardstock! Why didn’t I think of it before? :)

  17. Daphne Says:

    That was different this time, but fun! Blog post to follow! Thank you Shimelle!

  18. Sabine Says:

    I loved this stack of papers and fabric! And the video is wonderful, thank you Shimelle! :-))

  19. Liz Lee Says:

    Another great sketch and after watching your tutorial on continuity I’m doing all my LOs for my France album on the same coloured card stock. Thanks for the advice :0)

  20. Alison Says:

    Another great sketch, Shimelle…and I enjoyed your ‘Continuity’ tutorial too!
    Alison xx

  21. Sinead Says:

    Aaarrgghhh…can’t seem to upload my layout – I don’t know what’s going wrong, whether it’s me or the link to Two Peas:( Will try again tomorrow…xx

  22. Sinead Says:

    The link is finally working but my layout looks tiny on Two Peas…I gave up after deleting and uploading several times with better pictures!:( Thanks for the sketch anyway…I had lots of fun with it:) xx

  23. Chipper Says:

    opps, I forgot to add my link. Good thing I remembered :-)

  24. Patty Says:

    Another fun sketch!! Really enjoyed this one with its layers, had fun incorporating fabric into my layout.

  25. Lisa Says:

    Great sketch, really enjoyed this one. Have just up loaded.

  26. Sabine Says:

    Sorry, I am too stupid to add a picture :-(
    It was really fun to create a layout with this sketch.

  27. Sinead Says:

    Finally…my link is working with the full sized picture! #21 is the correct one. Thanks again xx

  28. So.Creative Says:

    Thank you for this super sketch Shimelle! I’ve linked it up, it’s on my blog ;-)

  29. PJ Says:

    Nice, to add fabric! Loved to take my take on it!

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