Monday, May 23, 2011

My Favorite Sketch Blog

I recently applied for the Creative Team Call over at Sketch Support. This blog is one of my favorites. Love the weekly printable sketches and all the design team inspiration. Add Allison's wonderful tips and you're getting a high quality sketch class for free! I've collected all 7 volumes of her books, Sketches for Scrapbooking.  Needless to say, I'm a fan.


Here are the three sketches I chose and my submissions. I stayed close to the original on this two-page layout. The design was so much fun, I really didn't want to change a thing.

I don't often stamp right on the layout, but with a little careful pre-planning, it worked out very nicely. Adding that journaling technique to my creative toolbox.
The title work and the star tags. Using only three larger photos left plenty of room for creative space, yet the layout is not too crowded. I'm also a fan of white space.
In this second sketch, I took a few more liberties, but nothing drastic. The whole design is placed off-center and the title moved to the space between the two larger photos.

The card sketch inspired me to head in a different direction. Instead of candles, this graduation card features a row of diplomas. I repeated the stripe and expanded the message. 

Whether I make the Creative Team or not, I had fun using these sketches.  Do sketches inspire your creativity? How do you like to adapt sketches to fit your scrapping needs?

13 comments:

  1. I LOVE your layouts and card! Your submission is fabulous! Best of luck to you!!!!

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  2. Those aeroplane photos are awesome and that is just the perfect sketch to show them off. I haven't done much multi-photo scrapping lately and I have some events to scrap so I might give these a whirl.
    Good luck with the DT call. From th elook of these you stand a pretty good chance.

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  3. Beautiful layouts Sue... Amazing 2 pager LO... Fabulous... you nailed it... Good luck to you... hugs...xoxo

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  4. I love making and using sketches -- and I love what you've done with these! Definitely win-worthy, if you ask me. Great job!

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  5. Very best of luck Sue! I'd give you the job

    I'm a bit of a latecomer to sketches, it was starting to make cards that really got me interested in them. I can use card sketches better than layout sketches for some reason.

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  6. Sketches are my favorite source of inspiration right now. You've done a great job with each of these - good luck on your try for the sketch team!!

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  7. What wonderful takes on the sketches - thanks for sharing your lovely work :)

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  8. Great job with the layouts! Love the diplomas! They turned out so cool. I also am truely inspired by your Thunder over Michigan LO! It totally rocked! Hope you make it! These were truely A-Class submissions!!!

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  9. Good luck Sue! Love that double layout! So fantastic!

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  10. Sue, all three of your submissions are fantastic. I love Sketch Support too. Just ordered sketch book 7 finally. I adapt their sketches all the time because I don't do 2 pagers all that much - I'll either condense the sketch or just use one page. Good luck!

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  11. What fabulous layouts Sue. and you really rocked the 2 pager. good luck on the call. they would be fortunate to have you.. =)

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