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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
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It’s Wednesday, so time for a page and a sketch! This sketch is not completely removed from the design concept featured in the January edition of 4×6 Photo Love – it’s one 4×6 photo and a loose line of embellishments. But from there things are switched around, with layers of patterned paper and a different placement on the page. (By the way, that’s Laura and Will, who recently announced something lovely!)

Here’s a very quick look at how the page came together.

scrapbooking sketch
Here’s how it breaks down, with one landscape photo and lots of blocks of patterned paper. You can simplify easily by replacing all those layers with just two or three. And you can swap out flowers for any other motif – snowflakes, butterflies, footballs, cupcakes, doilies… do you like how I threw in one that I don’t tend to use on my pages? I’m sure you can think of others as you probably don’t suffer from repetitive embellishment injury like I do! (Or maybe we all do!)

As always, the weekly sketch is a no-stress challenge to create something if you fancy! If you do, I’d love to see what you make – leave a link in the comments!

scrapbook page ideas
How about a dozen pages from last week’s sketch? Click through to see any of them in more detail!
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.

Thank you to everyone who has joined in or is saving the sketches for future crafting time. I love seeing what you’ve made and I’m so honoured that you like them!

And one little note from Monday – several people said a Q&A sounded cool, but there are only a few questions so far! If there’s anything you want to know about our crazy round-the-world adventure, let me know so I can include it. Thanks!

Have a lovely Wednesday!


30 March 2011

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24 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Claire Camp Says:

    Thanks for the sketch, will watch the video when I get home from work. Lovely layouts.

  2. shell Says:

    sketches are the bomb!

  3. Tammy Says:

    Love this sketch with all the paper layering. Great way to use up some scrap strips. Off to watch the video…. Thanks! :)

  4. Nathalie Says:

    I love this sketch as well and I am very excited to be featured with these other fabulous pages! They all look SO good! :D
    Thank you for all you do for us!!!

  5. Karen Williams Says:

    Got on with this one really quickly- here it is

  6. Robin W. Says:

    I like this sketch, especially since I seem to take mostly horizontal photos. The letter stickers you used are my favorite ones right now too. I just ordered more in green, red, and black, and I’m hoping that 2peas doesn’t stop selling them too soon. :)

  7. Julie Says:

    Hi Shimelle. I would love to know all about your trip:
    1. Where exactly you went and for how long in each place.

    2. How you managed with 1 bag (I think that is amazing)

    3. How you managed to stay on top of blogging etc. when you were away.

    4. Did you do a scrapbooking journal as you went.

    5. You favourite place and where you would like to emigrate to!!

    Thanks Shimelle – I’m so glad you had fun.


  8. Glen Says:

    Hi Shimelle. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words. Ü I really appreciate it. I love the sketch BTW. Ü Glen

  9. Cathy Watson Says:

    Isn’t it such great news about Laura and Will!! And what is that fabulous music you have playing in the video. Cool sketch – just ripe for leftover scraps.xx

  10. Kathy H Says:

    Oh my what a quick video that was! Love the music! And what an awesome layout. I don’t do one picture layouts but I do admire them when others do them!

  11. Antonia S-H Says:

    Loving the weekly sketches and have completed all so far.

  12. Handmade Hannah Says:

    Great sketch – here is my interpretation

  13. Robyn Says:

    I used it! I am really enjoying using these sketches. It’s making things funky and fast for me! Thanks!

  14. Bernice Says:

    Thanks for the sketch. Here’s my interpretation:

  15. Louise Says:

    Hi Shimelle, great sketch again. Here’s my interpretation thanks

  16. Claire Viney Says:

    Loving this sketch and thanks for showing my layout from last week. Keep giving us these fabby sketches – pretty please!
    Here is mine

  17. Madeline Says:

    Here is mine

  18. Susan T Says:

    Here is my take on the sketch!

  19. Deb Says:

    Hi Shimelle!! Thanks so much for all that you do on your blog and your classes!! Love your weekly sketches and I finally got around to playing along, you can check it out here

  20. Jo Says:

    Thank you for another great sketch,

    Mine’s here.

  21. Veeruliiru Says:

    Here’s mine, thanks for inspiration! Loved all the layers in the sketch! <3

  22. Jennie M Says:

    THANK YOU! Love the inspiration!

  23. caroline Says:

    this sketch saved my sanity. Had complete photo intimidation, but following your fab sketch seemed to do the trick. This is my attempt. Hope you like it.

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