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Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: A vertical design for smaller photos

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
With Noell’s design leading me to work more on the vertical and then that idea staying with me through the next few projects, it made me laugh to come to sketch 28 and see that it was such a vertical design. I planned out the sketches way back in December, so apparently I just knew way back then that I was going to be on a very vertical kick come July!

scrapbook page sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
This sketch is drawn for three landscape photos, probably printed at 2×3 inches, but I opted for two square photos at 4×4 and that worked fine too. It’s a great design for scrapping quickly and with partial sheets of patterned paper, since it just takes a few simple blocks to layer the background.


These supplies are from the June and July Best of Both Worlds picks, plus some dark brown Mister Huey mist and two sizes of heart punch.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
Today I’m delighted to welcome someone new to shimelle.com, with a second interpretation from Stephanie Berger, a very talented scrapbooker from Germany.

Sketch to Scrapbook Page:: Rectangular Photos by Stephanie Berger @ shimelle.com

Sketch to Scrapbook Page:: Rectangular Photos by Stephanie Berger @ shimelle.com

When I first saw the sketch, I instantly knew what pictures I wanted to use. I love the pictures of my husband, totally sunken into pottering a teacup. I took these photos via Instagram and as always I printed them 9 × 9 cm (about 3.5” square). After selecting the supplies – for a wonder, this was a quick step – I placed the pictures as shown in the sketch. However, it didn’t feel comfortable to me, so I decided to rotate the sketch. And behold, it was perfect for me. I enlarged the smaller papers, so the background paper does not look so dominant. Usually I do not use a lot of embellishments and so I added only a few. Some punched hearts, wooden stars, some splashes of turquoise colour for contrast and it was finished.





Together with her husband Stephanie lives in Southern Germany near Stuttgart.
There both spend their time together exploring the country, playing some sports, and taking a whole lot of pictures. Stephanie is working as an assistant in real estate management – doing some craft is the balance to her job. Scrapbooking is the thing that puts all the outdoor adventures, taking pictures, and working with paper together. Stephanie has been on several German design teams, such as Scrapping the Music Germany and Scrapbook-Werkstatt . She also designed three of her own paper series for Scrapbook-Werkstatt. She teaches photography and scrapbooking workshops.
You can find her on her blog , Instagram and Pinterest .

Now it’s your turn! Create a project from this sketch using any supplies you like, and share it with us here.


04 August 2013



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13 Comments for Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: A vertical design for smaller photos

  1. lil gik Says:

    love both of these layouts! i really need to mix it up and work on the vertical, great inspiration as always!

  2. Carly Says:

    I love this sketch. An idea has already popped in my head. And I love both of the examples. As always, thanks for the inspiration.

  3. Maureen Says:

    I love both these layouts and this sketch is awesome vertical and horizontal. Thank you so much!!

  4. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    this is such a versatile sketch! Great examples!

  5. shire Says:

    two beautiful layouts!! I think I will rotate the sketch, too :)

  6. Cathy L. Says:

    It’s always fun to see your process. Thanks Shimelle!

  7. Paula Says:

    Lovin how it came together so quickly. Love the colour and love the cake…. yes sometimes cake is your friend. Did you make it yourself?

  8. maria Says:

    Both of these l/o’s are lovely. This looks like a sketch that I will use lots. And yes, the cake looks very friendly. Maria

  9. laura@printicular Says:

    Love the two vertical and horizontal layouts you have here, I work with smaller photos (printed Instagram photos), so it is nice to see such cool design layouts! your work is amazing and I enjoy going through it!

  10. Mary M. Says:

    I love “Somedays the cake is the friend.” Truer words were never spoken. =)

  11. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    Love the guest designer’s take on it too. Great colours.

  12. Cipto Junaedy Says:

    it made me laugh to come to sketch 28 and see that it was such a vertical design

  13. agen sbobet Says:

    It’s a great design for scrapping quickly and with partial sheets of patterned paper

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