Scrapping With Sketches

Source: Bella Blvd

BellaBlvd_AugustSketch

We thought it would be fun to bring back our sketch feature here and there, as sketches are still such a widely popular tool in scrapbooking. We shared the sketch with two of our Creative Team designers, to see how they would put it to use. Feel free to give this sketch a try and as always, we’d love to see what you do with it!

GailLindner HappyBoy Styled

When I see a sketch I immediately start thinking about what cool techniques I could incorporate into it! As I don’t have to think about the actual layout design, I always try to add something a bit extra to place my own “stamp” on it.

With this awesome sketch incorporating three photos, I did stick to the main design but changed a few of the details to suit my style.

GailLindner HappyBoy Layout

“Happy Boy”, by Gail Lindner.

Firstly, with the title block: instead of adding my title and journaling on a square of cardstock, I used watercolour to roughly paint in the fourth square. Then I could add my title, journaling and a couple of embellishments right on top! I love how the watercolour block looks like water to suite the theme of the photos!

GailLindner HappyBoy Detail1

I switched the background from pattern (as in the sketch) to white cardstock and used a patterned paper border instead. I added another layer of patterned paper behind this instead of a border of scallops. So same number of layers but different types!

GailLindner HappyBoy Detail2

And for one final detail, because the photos had a small strip of washi on the top of then, I thought I would leave my actual photo “loose” on the page so I could easily lift them up to reveal more photos underneath! The washi acts like a hinge of sorts.

GailLindner HappyBoy Detail3

I loved creating using this sketch and the layout came together in no time at all! I hope I’ve inspired you to look at sketches a little differently and think about trying some fun techniques the next time you use one!

Supplies:
IF She Blooms: BW Floral Strip, Treasures & Text; Star Student: Art Journal; IF Whatever Is Lovely: Admirable; Cute Baby Boy: Chipboard Icons, Washi Tape; Color Chaos: Treasures & Text; IF Enamel Hearts: Oh My Heavens, Bananas For You; Tiny Text: Bold & Beautiful

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