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Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

Scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
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After much lovely warm weather, today it has been so chilly that it seems apt that this wintry layout falls as this week’s sketch! Maybe I needed the reminder that it really isn’t freezing cold – it was just a combination of being spoilt by spring weather and dreadfully tricked by a boiler that was fine in its yearly inspection on Monday but today decided it had lit its last fire. Strangely I did not panic as quickly as usual at the aspect of no hot water – oh, how I have mellowed! {Not to worry – it apparently shall be back to working order tomorrow, when someone will come to fix it and wonder why there are umpteen boxes of craft supplies in our hallway, for it never fails that something breaks just as you do something to make you wish for no guests at all. Or perhaps that is just me.} So yes: a winter layout for this week’s sketch with space for one or more photos, a fancy border and an embellished title.

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
If you don’t scrap single photos or don’t print pictures larger than 4×6, please don’t panic: you can fill all the grey space there at the left with photos in any way, so it would work with two 4×6 pictures, one larger print, a collage or smaller prints – whatever you prefer. And the sketch is simple in outline for a reason: instead of piling on lots of patterned papers with this page, all the detail is in the border at the middle and the title. It’s a great place to use plenty of small pieces from scraps of your favourite papers, plus little embellishments that add dimension like buttons, gems or epoxy circles.

As always, the weekly sketch is no-stress and just for fun! If you use it, I’d love to see, so please leave a link in the comments. (And an extra thank you to those of you who have been pinning the weekly sketches to your Pinterest boards! It pretty much made my day when that popped up on my screen!)

scrapbooking sketch and page ideas
I think last week was our busiest week yet in terms of how many pages were created, blogged and linked to in the comments! It was tough to choose this week, but these are ten of my favourites. Click through below to see any of these in more detail!
Top row, L to R: one, two, three, four, five.
Bottom row, L to R: six, seven, eight, nine and ten.

So… what bits and pieces are you going to create into a lovely border for this week? Can’t wait to see!


13 April 2011

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28 Comments for Scrapbooking Sketch of the week

  1. Nathalie Says:

    TOTALLY LOVE this page and the sketch that goes with it! I need to find a photo worthy of enlargement! What is the size of yours? 5X7?

  2. Nathalie Says:

    Ooh! I forgot to add: what a great idea it is to pin sketches! I am new to Pinterest and did not think of that! :)

  3. Daphne Says:

    Gorgeous sketch! I DO have such a big picture on my desk for ages! Thanks for the idea of using it finally (and thanks for showing my layout from last weeks sketch!)

  4. Zahra Says:

    Love the sketch! Not heard of pinterest before but off to check it out!

  5. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I decided to put all your sketches so far into a little notebook and I didn’t realise there had been so many! I now have plenty of ideas for weeks and weeks, thank you! Is there anyway of scrolling easily through the photos you post of other people’s layouts so we can see them larger? There is so much inspiration, thank you to you and to everyone else who posts theirs.

  6. Louise Says:

    Thank you Shimelle for showing my layout. This weeks sketch is great but i’m not so sure i’m going to be able to have a go, this week…i’ll have to save it.

    Have a lovely Easter xx

  7. JenniferSanborn Says:

    Great Layout!

  8. Claire Viney Says:

    Loving these fab sketches! Great for getting the mojo flowing. Here is my layout.

  9. Robyn Says:

    Here is mine!

  10. Karen Williams Says:

    Mine are here- really didn’t mean to make two this week!

  11. Daphne Says:

    My version is online – you can find it HERE
    TFL! Daphne xxx

  12. Jane Says:

    thanks for the sketch you can find mine here

  13. Jeannie Says:

    Here’s mine this week!

  14. Amy Lynne Says:

    Hmmm, I don’t think my comment posted last time. :( sooo, I’ll post again! I loved this sketch, and I was really inspired by the beautiful work the ladies you selected did, wow!!
    My layout is here! Thanks Shimelle!

  15. Jeannie Says:

    Oh, last link didn’t work properly so I’ll try again. Here’s mine!

  16. Zahra Says:

    Here’s mine, thanks Shimelle, look forward to trying this the ‘right way’ up as well!

  17. Fay Says:

    Lovely sketch, here’s my take –

  18. jenna Upson Says:

    Great sketch x here is mine

  19. Janice Says:

    Hi Shimelle: I really enjoyed using this sketch and focusing my energy on the border treatment. I have posted my layout on my blog.

  20. heather Says:

    great sketch! mine is here:

  21. ninarsku Says:

    Lovely sketch, here is my version!

  22. Deb Says:

    Another great layout and another fabulous sketch!! Loved playing along againg this week!! Here is what I came up with.

  23. Jennie M Says:

    I loved this one! I stepped out and used the big photo. LOVE the results!!

  24. Becky Says:

    I knew exactly which photo I wanted to use for this sketch, but just needed to find the time to do it! Anyway, here it is:

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