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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
scrapbooking sketch and scrapbook page ideas
layout ┬ę Click here for supply list and other details.

This week’s sketch is a little more open to interpretation, since it’s easy to change the number of photos, size of the pictures or the placement on the page without having to make too many changes to the original design. (Also, while we’re looking at this layout, don’t you think the cardstock companies need to embrace grey even more? I love grey cardstock as a background! Grey dotted swiss would seriously make my year. The world needs a steady stream of beautiful grey papers, I do believe.)

scrapbooking sketch
While several of the sketches I’ve shared are great for using lots of patterned paper, this sketch is a stash-buster of another kind: it’s great for using lots of bits and pieces of papers and stickers. Perfect for the sort of stuff that ends up sitting on your table once you’ve finished one layout, so you can keep this sketch handy and just create a second page instead of worrying about where to put even more small pieces of paper and unstuck border stickers!

I’m loving a bit of acrylic paint splashed over the embellishment for a finishing touch. I used black and yellow paints on this page, and just use a dry paint brush to splatter it over different elements of the page. Easy! Now it’s your turn – I wonder what you’ll scrap with this sketch! If you create something, I hope you’ll leave us a comment below so we can see.

scrapbook page ideas
And on that note, here are some favourites from our last sketch! (Actually, sketch of the week skipped a week since last week’s Jenni Bowlin challenge had a sketch of its own… and I think one sketch a week is quite enough for here!) Click these links to see these pages in more detail:
Top row, L to R: one, two, three.
Bottom row, L to R: four, five and six.

I hope you like this sketch. Happy scrapping!


09 March 2011

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25 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Emma Says:

    Hi Shimelle, I love this layout as usual! I was just wondering if there was going to be a line drawing version of the sketch like the others have had; I’ve been printing them off as they’re great to have to refer to! :)

  2. pauline Says:

    Me too Emma! I have made a book to keep them all in so they are always to hand for inspiration!

  3. Handmade Hannah Says:

    Thank you so much for including my layout Shimelle!! :) Love this weeks sketch too :)

  4. Daphne Says:

    Had my first try on the new sketch – I think I will use it more often: Love it! you can find it HERE
    (blog post will follow!)

  5. amy Says:

    “I loved this week’s sketch! I had fun playing with it as a starting point! Thank you for offering these! This is the first time I have been able to have time on the weekend to scrap with the sketch, and I’m looking forward to doing this again in the future! Also looking forward to Blogging For Scrapbookers and your next class!!!
    Here is my take on the sketch:

  6. Sallie Says:

    I am so looking forward to new viewpoints in this online class and yours will be a treat!

  7. jenna Upson Says:

    Thanks for highlighting my sketch from last week. Here is this weeks LO

  8. maja Says:

    I love this sketch! And here you can see my layout from the dutch city Haarlem.

  9. Susan T Says:

    I love this sketch, ideal for getting me back into scrapping, been a while since i have done any lol!”

  10. Alison Says:

    Another great sketch Shimelle and here’s my LO

  11. Nathalie Says:

    Printing the sketch right now! I just used grey on my last page and I have to agree with you on the lack of it + I would totally stock up on grey dotted cardstock!!! I think that is a genius idea!

  12. Handmade Hannah Says:

    Thanks for the great sketch I enjoyed working with it. Here is my entry

  13. Julie Jeavons Says:

    Loving all these sketches. I used this one for my latest submission for Glee Club at Soul Scrappers. Hopefully you can see it here:*PJn—r16jNr*4y2CBO7vetRBKYbQB-mJqkKIWlYbvpaFKc*4xSURs6znJsk0MLRBD22iM5Ea*cD00KtJeqO9vi/CIMG5896.jpg
    And Shimelle I have a question for you – which comes first for you, the LO or the sketch?

  14. Louise Says:

    Loved this sketch Shimelle and your layout, mine is here

    thank you xx

  15. Karen Williams Says:

    Here’s my version

  16. Claire Viney Says:

    Another gorgeous sketch thanks Shimelle.
    Here is my layout

  17. Jules Says:

    Fab sketch! Here’s my take:

  18. Jeannie Says:

    My layout is here
    Still loving the challenge.

  19. Daphne Says:

    There we go: The completed Blog Post

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  21. Carly Says:

    Here’s my layout for this sketch. “”:

  22. Becky Says:

    Better late than never – here is my interpretation of this sketch – perfect for my photos!

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