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Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Half page photo

scrapbook page by Kristine Davidson @ shimelle.com
Ready for another sketch? This one requires one big photo, but not to worry if you don’t have one ready to go or can’t print one today, since the challenges stay open until the end of the month (and the sketches aren’t going anywhere after that, of course). Onward then with scrapbooking challenge seven!

scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @ shimelle.com
With one large photo (or space for a collage of photos to take up the same space), everything here is pretty straight forward. I almost always use stars on sketches to denote embellishment placement, but both special guests took this literally and embellished with star shapes. Will you go with stars or something else?

With two interpretations of this sketch, please welcome Kristine Davidson and Sally Dawkins.

scrapbook page by Kristine Davidson @ shimelle.com

I must admit I was a bit intimidated creating a layout with a large photo. I haven’t done that in years or possibly ever. I was going to take that photo placement and actually place pattern paper and use the smaller rectangle for my picture. Then I accepted the challenge. I’ve had this picture of my niece in a cow pasture for months and thought it was the perfect photo for this layout. Most of the supplies came from the Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste collection by American Crafts. I must confess, once I got started I really loved this photo format and creating this page! I’ll be using this sketch again soon. -Kristine

scrapbook page by Sally Dawkins @ shimelle.com

scrapbook page by Sally Dawkins @ shimelle.com
I love this sketch. I had been wishing to create a layout with this image for about a year so this was perfect timing! I changed up a few points to the basic design, like adding in a few more layers of pattered paper to give more colour and swapping the picture placement over to draw the eye down to the journalling. But the large photo meant the page came together really quickly! My papers came from the My Girl and Yes Please collections, with their cool summer colours. -Sally






Kristine Davidson lives in Quispamsis, New Brunswick Canada with her Hubby of thirteen years and also spoiled cat Eddie. She works full time as a sales and service agent for an airline company and loves to spend her spare time creating. She also loves travelling, anything with sugar, sunsets and city skylines. Kristine has been an avid scrapbooker for over seven years and of course she loves a good sketch challenge and creating that perfect page or project. She’s a DT Member for Paper Camellia and Creative Scrappers. Kristine’s personal blog can be found at Kristine Davidson. Her other networks are, Pinterest, Facebook and Instagram.





Sally Dawkins is an English scrapbooker who documents her life with her Disney princess-loving daughter and cycling-addict husband on 12×12 pages and in Project Life albums. School teacher by day, Ms Dawkins gets crafty on many levels, from scrapping to DIY jobs styling up her house. Find her new blog here.

22 June 2014



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3 Comments for Sketch to Scrapbook Page :: Half page photo

  1. margie_visnick@yahoo.com Says:

    Kristine and Sally’s pages are awesome!

  2. Gab Says:

    What beautiful photos and gorgeous pages

  3. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    My photo wasn’t quite half a page but I hope its still okay! Another great sketch, thank you!

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