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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

scrapbooking sketch of the week
scrapbook sketch and scrapbook page ideas
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After the great pages that came from the first weekly sketch of 2011, I am so excited to continue this throughout the year. And of course, I know there are plenty of sketches out there in the scrapping world, so I’m going to try my best to always have something that will push you just enough to try something new. And you may find it often involves a love of patterned paper!

This week’s sketch is great for a piece of patterned paper you really love and want to put on display rather than cover with other page elements. You know the papers you have in your collection and you pull them out to start scrapbooking, then put them back because it would be a shame to not be able to see the whole page design? This sketch is just for those papers! Go pick one and get started with a layout that let you see much of the paper without suffering from a lack of detail.

scrapbooking sketch
If you’re a fan of scrapbooking more than one photo per page, this sketch is easy to adapt to include multiple pictures. With the empty space at the bottom of the page, you can include a column of pictures – start with your first photo where it is on the sketch, then continue down the page with a line of photos the same size. It’s also easy to swap one landscape photo for two portrait photos in the same spot on the sketch. (That’s what I do with most of the portrait oriented photos on my blog – swap the space from one landscape to two portraits so they fit into the same width!)

If you’ve never tried this sort of page composition where the design is quite top-heavy, give it a whirl! I find it’s refreshing to create in a different space now and then. Scrappy friend Jen uses this style often and I love how her pages look!

scrapbook page ideas from sketch 1
And here’s a little look at all the fun pages that came from last week’s sketch! Have a closer look at each of them here:
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four, five.
Middle row, L to R: six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
Bottom row, L to R: eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen and fifteen.
And a special shout-out to the second layout shown :: this very young scrapper started a brand new blog when she made this layout! Click here to go welcome her to the blogging world, won’t you?

As always, these sketch challenges are for you to use any time – don’t stress about deadlines or changing them to work for you! There is no stress in scrapbooking! Just have fun. If you do happen to create a page from this sketch, I’d love to see it (and maybe feature it in a future post!) so please leave a link in the comments!


19 January 2011

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35 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Amber Says:

    It’s an honor to have my LO on your blog, eek : ) Can’t wait to work on this week’s sketch!

  2. jenna Upson Says:

    Thanks for highlighting my LO! loving this weeks sketch as well

  3. Jeannie Says:

    Thanks for showing my layout – looking forward to working on the next sketch tomorrow and gives me a good excuse to browse my paper collection.

  4. Jacky Scales Says:

    Some lovely pages.

  5. Peggy Says:

    I love Shimelle’s sketches because they all, to some extent, emphasize the pretty paper. I’ve never seen the point of covering up more than 80% of a LO with huge photos. This week’s sketch is great & I can’t wait to give it a try.

  6. pauline Says:

    Thank you for highlighting two of my layouts on your blog! I am really chuffed!! looking forward to playing along all year! x

  7. Torry Schellhorn Says:

    Awww, so nice to see my LO on your blog – thanks a mill and can’t wait to get going on the next sketch this weekend! Happy travels.

  8. Sarah Says:”

    Another great sketch. I had such a great evening playing with my papers to have a go at this weeks sketch challenge.

  9. pauline Says:

    I have made a LO with this sketch. I will post better photos later, but wanted to post before work!!

  10. Karen Says:

    forgot to try this last week- so got in early this week here’s mine

  11. Sinead Says:

    Thanks so much for showing my layout for last week’s sketch Shimelle! I was delighted to get the chance to play along again this week, you can see my layout here

    Thank you for the inspiration as always x

  12. Jo Says:

    Amazing to see my LO on your blog. It’s great to see everyone’s interpretations of the sketch all together, some really great work from everyone x

  13. Daphne Says:

    Cool, this is my attempt:
    Will it ever stop snowing?
    I’m not happy with it, perhaps I will have another go!

  14. emma clark Says:

    Thanks for the sketches Shimelle, I have done both but I don’t have a blog of my own but would love to show you what I have done with them as I am quite pleased with the results. (especially this second one) is there any other way I can show you?? I put them on my facebook but I don’t think you would be able to see them if I linked it up. sorry for hassle.



  15. emma clark Says:

    morning… I left links to my pages yesterday but they aren’t here? :( should I try again?? or maybe its trying to tell me something lol

  16. Paula Sykes Says:

    I love this layout!

  17. Cal Says:

    I loved this sketch and really enjoyed using it to celebrate a photo from my childhood!

  18. pauline Says:

    I have managed four layours again this week with the new sketch and they are all here!!

  19. LisaE Says:

    Here’s my layout based on the sketch. It was a challenge not to fill the page with photos and large journaling and I enjoyed it:

  20. Zahra Says:

    Hi Shimelle, I loved this, thanks so much – rotated it and will definitely use it again!

  21. Torry Schellhorn Says:

    I’m loving these sketches! This was a great one for a lone photo I had laying around for ages, but really wanted to use – here’s my LO:

  22. emma clark Says:

    I’ll try again…. 1st week is here

    and this weeks is here

    I hope!!!

  23. Karen Says:

    love this sketch- so much

  24. Karen Says:

    sorry- I just can’t stop
    It’s the one called a day in the life

  25. Veeruliiru Says:

    I’m here again! =)
    And thanks for showing my LO! So cool! =)

  26. Shannon Hager Says:

    Here is my page, Even When you are sick- HERE

  27. Jennie M Says:

    LOVED this sketch. I put one up on my blog. :)

  28. jenna Upson Says:

    Thanks for another sketch. Really loving this addition to your blog x here is mine

  29. Jo Says:

    I loved this sketch, you can see my version here:

  30. Nathalie Says:

    I LOVEd working with this sketch and just blogged about it here

  31. pauline Says:

    My 13year old daughter has had a go too! Here is her attempt:

  32. Jeppula Says:

    Here is my page, this is my first challenge here:)

  33. Gayle Redhead Says:

    I enjoyed this sketch immensely – and although my subject matter was hard – I was quite pleased with what I had sone – mostly :S lol

  34. maikko Says:

    Very nice sketch, here is my page :)

  35. Hilary Says:

    This is the first time I’ve attempted a challenge- hope the link works!

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