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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
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layout ┬ę Click here for supplies or to add to your Two Peas bookmarks.
Say hello to lovely friends Leanne and Kevin on this week’s page, one from the garden at Two Peas. They are getting married this summer and I am so excited to catch up with them when I get home (so soon now!) to hear all about their wedding plans. And these photos? Taken at another wedding, so there we go!

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I suppose this sketch could look a tiny bit crazy, but I promise there is method to my madness. Or at least that’s what I tell myself. Look at the sketch from right to left (probably opposite to how your eyes naturally flow) and see how the boxes of patterned paper start quite big on the right (12” strips of paper) and then get smaller and boxier as they head toward the left edge of the page. Great for using lots of patterns or colours, and you can just skim through your scraps to find some strips for the longer pieces of paper and smaller boxes for the area to the left of the photos. (Again, it’s two four by six pictures! How I swoon.) Once in the habit of using up all those bits and pieces of paper, I just carried on with the embellishment, so I grabbed lots of sticker sheets that were three-quarters used and just had a few bits left and threw quite a few of them at this page. You can do the same or you can keep it much cleaner if you prefer!

As always, the sketch is for fun and no stress! If you create something, please link us up in the comments as I’d love to see and share it here too.

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And here are eight of my favourite pages submitted for the last sketch. Thanks to everyone who shared a page! Click any of these links to see these in more detail:
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four.
Bottom row, L to R: five, six, seven and eight.


23 March 2011

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20 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Peta Says:

    Hi Shimelle, I am really enjoying your Sketch of the Week ideas. While I have not created any layouts using the sketches (yet! It does take quite a while for my mojo to surface) I have got a number of ideas foating around and I hope to complete a few layouts soon. Thanks so much Shimelle!

  2. Maja Says:

    Hei Shimelle,
    I saw your layout last week at two peas and I lifted it, here is my page.

    And: thanks for showing my last page!

  3. Louise Says:

    oh my….thanks for showing my layout Shimelle :) love this weeks sketch and hope to put something together this weekend thank you x

  4. Nathalie Says:

    Love to see two horizontal photos! :) Working on this sketch right now!

  5. Clair Says:

    I’ve been saving all of your sketches for a major weekend of scrapping but I think this is my favourite so far. Love it!

  6. Angela Says:

    Working my way through Blogging for Scrapbookers class, and thought this sketch was great to show off all the pretty paper in one spot. Thanks for the inspiration, and lessons!
    my page:

  7. Julie Jeavons Says:

    Since my scraps box is full to bursting and I have a pile of pairs of 4X6 landscape prints I shall be definitely giving this one a go. It’s nice to know you’re looking forward to getting back – getting back to reality can be a shock to the system after a wonderful holiday.

  8. Karen Williams Says:

    I’m afraid I used smaller prints on mine than 4×6

    here it is

  9. Daphne Says:

    It’s such an easy way to make layouts – thank you so much Shimelle! HERE is my attempt! Blog post will follow soon! xxx

  10. jenna Upson Says:

    Hi, Love this weeks landscape sized sketch! Here is mine

  11. Jo Says:

    A great sketch and a lovely LO, don’t think I’ve ever seen Leanne without a smile on her face :)
    Here’s my LO.

  12. shunrai Says:

    Love this sketch !
    My LO is here

  13. Nathalie Says:

    I just posted my LO based on this fabulous sketch:

  14. irene Says:

    i actually made this LO last month, i just want to share it here :) sweet blog you have, shimelle! “

  15. Daphne Says:

    Finally here is my blogpost with a much better shot of my LO and some close-ups: KLICK

  16. Mel Says:

    Thanks for sharing this challenging sketch – I had a go with it. Hope you like it!

  17. Claire Viney Says:

    Another gorgeous sketch and lovely to have you home Shimelle. Here is my layout.

  18. Jennie M Says:

    Loved the sketch! Here’s my take on it:

  19. katedaisy Says:

    I tried to learn and still study it, and found it harder than I thought red ball 4

  20. shell shockers Says:

    A great piece of content, and I will keep an eye out for posts from you.

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