3 Sketches I Love

How do you use sketches in your scrapbooking?
a. I use sketches always or almost always as a starting point for my pages.
b. I use sketches occasionally as inspiration.
c. I do not use sketches, but I would love to learn how to incorporate them into my process.
d. I do not use sketches at all.

If you answered a, b, or c you should immediately head over to Scrapbook Challenges to see the great sketches offered each month. If you answered d, still visit the blog–it is full of inspiration even for those who are not sketch-y types.

Since I am on the design team, I am able to play with these great sketches each month. Over the past few months, I have found myself really loving many of sketches. Three of these sketches have quickly become favorites.

The first sketch is a very simple one-photo sketch that has endless variations. For example, if you had a landscape photo, simply turn the sketch 90 degrees either direction and go.


The layout I made from this sketch features a photo of my kids in very brightly colored T-shirts. The picture is vertical and needed a simple layout so that it would shine. This sketch was perfect.


The second sketch is also a one-photo sketch, but encourages the use of several different patterned papers. And since I love to mix patterned papers, I love this sketch.


I created a page with this sketch with a photo of my daughter doing one of her favorite farm activities–riding on the lawn tractor. I used several fun papers to reflect her mood in the photo, and the patterns all complement each other well.


The third sketch is perfect for documenting a story with several photos. This layout allows the use of up to six pictures without the page becoming to busy.


Recently my family and I took a road trip to visit my sister. I took several photos along the way. This sketch was perfect for showcasing these pictures.


So no matter what your answer to the above quiz was, I hope that you found inspiration from these three sketches. If you would like to see more, go on over the the Scrapbook Challenges website. I will see you there!

Now go create!

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