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Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: A gathering in 3x4

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
I’ve been tempted to photograph my stack of Project Life cards, but I’m a little afraid to show you right now. I’m not quite sure how I’ve managed to convince myself that I need quite so many when I work far, far more in the 12×12 format than pages with 3×4 pockets. But the truth is I still like the designs and enjoy the challenge to incorporate 3×4 cards in a variety of styles onto the 12×12 canvas. Plus by sharing core kits with a group of friends, I have far more designs on the cards in the same amount of space… it’s something.

scrapbook page sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
This sketch didn’t originate with the 3×4 thought in mind, but when I looked at my desk, it seemed just right. Originally I had imagined a page that was all quite simple but one rectangle of that grid was layered and embellished with plenty of detail. That’s where I would spend my time. It turned out that by picking a 3×4 card that I really liked, I didn’t want to layer anything on top and it cut my scrapping time back to just minutes!


The 3×4 card is from Simple Stories, from a cut-apart sheet in the June kit, and the papers, stamps, and letter stickers are from July.

scrapbook page by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
I’m really drawn to tone-on-tone titles lately, like using the cream Thickers on the cream notebook paper. I think with the dimension of Thickers it’s still quite easy to read, but I’m guessing some of you may prefer more contrast? Just curious.

Sketch to Scrapbook Page:: by Monika Glod @ shimelle.com
For a second interpretation of today’s sketch, please welcome Monika to the blog!

Sketch to Scrapbook Page:: by Monika Glod @ shimelle.com
When I first saw this sketch I was so happy that I could use more than one photo. I took these photos in May when we were walking by a river, and there were a lot of dandelions. My younger son was blowing dozens of them and asked me to take photos. I wanted to use all three photos taken at every step of blowing, I used also numbers ’1-2-3’ to highlight the steps. I very much love the paper from Studio Calico’s Sundrifter collection, which is full of feathers, so I cut those out and used them to highlight the blowing effect. I love layering, so I used a couple of papers in pastel colours and layered them, as well as some clouds cut out from patterned paper. I think that this sketch worked out very well for this story and you can almost feel the wind.





Monika Głód loves to scrap and take photos. Scrapbooking since 2006, she is a member of American Crafts design team for 2012-2013 and also designs for 4heures37. Her work has been published in Scrapbook Trends magazine and Create Idea Books. Monika also runs her own blog and has galleries at Two peas and Studio Calico .


04 August 2013



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9 Comments for Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: A gathering in 3x4

  1. Dogmatix Says:

    Oh my, I love Monikas LO. :-)

  2. Sharon Says:

    LOVE the simplicity of this layout! Although I’m not able to post pictures of layouts, please know that I’m scrapping lots of memories because of your challenges, prompts, and sketches! Keep up the awesome work!

  3. Crystal Says:

    I love a page that comes together quickly, but leaves room to add more if you want. I think this is a layout I could use over and over.

  4. Adel Says:

    Fantastic! I work in a 8 1/2 × 11 album for Project life so this sketch is invaluable. I also loved Monika’s clouds.

  5. Kristol Nelson Says:

    Monika your layout is fantastic. I really feel the wind looking at this.

  6. Cathy L. Says:

    Shimelle, I love this quick and easy layout! I have a small (growing) collection of PL cards, and have thought it would be fun to use them on a layout. This sketch is perfect!

  7. Paula Says:

    I love how this sketch turned out. So bright and cheerful. It will be a really useful one for me as when I began scrapping, I cut all my photos to smaller sizes. That was before I knew of 6×4 photo love! I also thought this would be a useful design for a title page or summary page of an album. I also LOVED that it came together soooo quickly. One needs that every now and then. I’ll be doing this one a few times over!

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