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More with this month's sketch (+ 2 free digi downloads)

hybrid scrapbook page
~Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts Thickers, Doodlebug letter stickers, Making Memories stamps and ribbon, Fiskars border punch.~

It was my turn to put forth a sketch for this month’s Sketch Collection column in Scrapbook Inspirations. My favourite thing about this column is just a little bit awkward: I always love the contributors’ layouts far more than my own! But the boss never lets me change my layout at the last minute, so I’m always stuck with that first page I made from the sketch. There are five additional pages in the magazine, but you can see pages by Lisette and Jen on their blogs to get an idea of their yummy pages.

If you read the fine print rather than just looking at the pictures, you’ll already know that we added the sketch in a digital layout format as a free download — you can find it here, even if you didn’t read the fine print in the magazine! That template is what I used for the hybrid page above — the middle section of the layout was created digitally and printed out on an A4 sheet of photo paper, then the paper embellishments were added from there. Even better, you can also download a second version of this template just from me by clicking here. The second template is a bit more suited to a full digital page I think, but you can use either for your digital or hybrid projects. Both templates are .psd files, ready to go in Photoshop or Photoshop Elements. Enjoy!

So this month’s sketch looked something like this:
sketch for scrapbook page
The space in the middle was the part I was most interested in when the pages started to come in. It can be filled with journaling, patterned paper, a border, a larger photograph…lots of options.

And since the article was done and dusted, I’ve been able to use it a few more times. Like this page that was featured on the Banana Frog Blog.

scrapbook page
~Supplies: Bazzill Dotted Swiss cardstock, BasicGrey patterned paper, American Crafts Thickers (and these), Doodlebug border stickers, 7gypsies word stickers and Banana Frog stamps.~

And this fully digital page made with the layered template…

digital scrapbook page
Supplies: Study Hall kit by Jen Allyson, Swirls by Rhonna Farrer

So of course, I think there’s a need for a bit of a challenge, right? We’re always looking for layouts that our readers create when they’ve been inspired by something in the magazine, like the sketch. If you tell us about them, you might even find your page on the SI blog or on the pages of the magazine.

Your turn now: let’s see what you do with this sketch. If you upload your page online, make sure to leave a link in the comments. If you don’t upload your pages but still want to share, email me pretty please!

Happy scrapping!


12 August 2009

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20 Comments for More with this month's sketch (+ 2 free digi downloads)

  1. meanmomdigitalproductions Says:

    Shimelle these are wonderful! I love them. I have downloaded the templates for me to use when I finally get photoshop up and runnning. Is there a way you could do a png format and email it to me?

    I have altered projects up on my blog.

  2. Lisette Gibbons Says:

    I thought your layout was absolutely divine, Shimelle. I loved your pictures and loved all the whimsical details on it. xox

  3. Marianne :) Says:

    eek, we’re all so smaaaaall! Happy days… :) X

  4. Elisa Says:

    I love the LO with butterflies, it´s just beautiful :)

  5. SarahLP Says:

    Your LOs are all fab Shimelle! I esp. like the butterflies one.. but then I am totally addicted to butterflies.

  6. Becky Says:

    Hi Shimelle – loved this sketch in SI and used it straight away to do this
    Hope this takes you to it on UKS! Will defo be using it again as I love this sketch!

  7. Rosie Says:

    You know this is one of my all-time favourite layouts by you – I’m glad you didn’t change it! The Boss xx

  8. Janice Says:

    Hmmm, think I have a photograph of the very self-same butterfly on my blog lol – does he live at Buckfastleigh?! ha ha.

  9. Scrapdolly Says:

    Loved the sketches and they were too hard to resist

    My page is HERE

  10. Ann Grounds Says:

    Thanks Shmielle for the downloads. love the variations you shared!

  11. Ally Says:

    Thanks for the template Shimelle. Actually decided to use it instead of just filing it away.
    Its on UKS here

  12. Mandy Says:

    Thanks for the template, I used it to make a layout. Here’s the link

    What do you think?


  13. Savitri Says:

    Great pages!! I love hybrid stuff too.

    I had lunch with Dawn McVey today and she mentioned your name. I’ve never heard/seen your work and so this is a treat to visit your blog. Reason why she mentioned you was because you’re from KC and now in London. My family’s moving there early next year. So nice to know there’s another person from the area there :) Have a great one!!!

  14. Rebekah Says:

    I love this sketch and had great fun with it. The hard part was choosing the photos- so versatile. But here, finally, is my attempt :)

  15. Propane Burners Says:

    Thank you for all of these! I’ve just started my digital scrapbooking because I realized that now that cameras are digital, I rarely print out my pictures and now I’m so far behind in scrapbooking I feel like I’ll never catch up if I don’t do it virtually! Thanks so much for the help!


  16. scrapper Says:

    Thanks so much for such a excellent sketch – it will be very useful & thanks for your informative newsletters -they are so interesting & that’s how I found this great sketch – thanks so much for sharing!!

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