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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

scrapbooking sketch of the week
scrapbooking sketch + scrapbook page
Ready for a new sketch for a new scrapbook page? This week’s layout is one I created for the Jenni Bowlin inspiration blog and it’s a bit of a mix of some things I include often (like two photos side by side and of course… butterflies!) and some things that are a bit of a change for me (not much patterned paper, a bit of paint and a single word title). I hope you’re up for the challenge!

scrapbooking sketch
I used a die-cut paper right on top of a 12×12 cardstock sheet, though you could leave out either of those papers for a different look. The block of photos could be any number of pictures you like – just one large horizontal shot perhaps or a collage of smaller images printed as one sheet. I used a paint dabber to add the matching blue colour above and below the photos, but you could replace this with two strips of patterned paper or even wide ribbons if paint just isn’t right for you.

As always, adapt the ideas however you would like and have fun. If you create something inspired by this week’s sketch, share a link in the comments so we can come see what you’ve made!

scrapbook page ideas
And here are a dozen page ideas from last week’s sketch for a bit more inspiration! I loved reading on many of your blog posts that you used the sketch as motivation to get some more words out of half-used letter sticker sheets!
For more about each page, check the corresponding blogs:
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four.
Middle row, L to R: five, six, seven, eight.
Bottom row, L to R: nine, ten, eleven and twelve.

So… will you put a piece of die-cut paper to use this week? Let’s see what you’re scrapping!


16 February 2011

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21 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Lizzie Says:

    Another fun challenge, Shimelle – I like this sketch and I have an almost identical piece of die-cut bracket paper… only mine is pink. Here’s an incentive to actually use it!
    Thanks for featuring my page from last time. I don’t usually try sketch challenges, but I so enjoyed doing this one.

  2. Karen Says:

    squeezing in a quick one before half term starts in 45 minutes!

  3. maja Says:

    Hei Shimelle,

    Your sketch is just wonderful. I made this LO! And thank you for showing my last LO!

  4. CJ Says:

    Hi Shimelle! I just wanted to thank you for these wonderful sketches that you post. I’ve gotten so overwhelmed with my scrapping goals, but I have been able to keep up with your weekly layouts. I have been able to use some yummy papers, favorite photos & get memories scrapped. Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Claire Viney Says:

    Thanks for another great sketch and showing my layout from last week. Here is my layout for this week’s sketch.

  6. Natasa Tsouf Says:

    Hallo Shimelle!

    thank you for your bautiful Layout! Here’s mine – I hope ypu like it!

  7. Sarah S Says:

    Beautiful LO Shimelle. I love your soft tones. Great sketch too. I didn’t have any digi die-cut paper, so did mine without.

    Here’s my LO

  8. jenna Upson Says:

    Thanks for another great sketch x here is mine

  9. Jeannie Says:

    Here is my layout
    I really enjoyed this weeks sketch and the weekly challenges are certainly increasing my productivity!

  10. pauline Says:

    I love all these sketches and my attempt of this week’s LO can be found here:

  11. Sarah Says:

    Another fantastic sketch. And thank you for featuring another of my LOs on your round up ;0) Here is my LO for this weeks sketch xxx

  12. pauline Says:

    I have had another go at interpreting the sketch, please stop by:

  13. Jo Says:

    Another great sketche and fabulous examples of the last one.

    Here’s my layout for this week.

  14. pauline Says:

    Hello Again, had yet another go at this sketch. Love this sketch as it works well with 2 × 4×6 photos

  15. pauline Says:

    Bethany, my 13yo daughter, has made a layout using this sketch.

    Please check it out –

  16. abbeyviolet Says:

    I really liked this sketch and used it for this page about my daughter and her great-grandmother:
    My version is here

  17. Julie Jeavons Says:

    This was a very quick and easy page to do. You can see it here:

  18. mirdalya Says:

    check out my layout

  19. Alison Says:

    Loved working with this one,Shimelle

  20. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    So beautiful, love the colours! Here’s my effort

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