Saturday, January 28, 2012

January One-Page Sketch

You can download and print this sketch over at the Sketch Support blog.


This month's one-page sketch is perfect for digging into your stash of die cut patterned paper. That large star could easily be a heart, or circle, or scallop. Too bad I don't have anything like that. But no worries!

I used the basic elements in the sketch as inspiration for my light-hearted page about our son and daughter in-law. Here's what I changed:

  • used two 4x3 photos and rotated their orientation from horizontal to vertical
  • reduced the size of the star, placed it beside the photos, put the title in the center
  • placed patterned paper strips along the border of the page for a playful frame
  • scattered the small star embellishments around the page
To create the heart and star embellishments, I used my punches and adhered 6 layers of paper together to create a dimensional chipboard effect.
Soon there will be two new books available in the Sketches for Scrapbooking series! Sketches for Scrapbooking: One-page Sketches, volume two
is filled with 30 sketches that have from one to eighteen photos. Sketches for Scrapbooking: Travel Sketches focuses on using uncropped 4x6 photos, larger areas of journaling, and some photo enlargements. Of course, you don't have to be a traveler to use these sketches!

You can pre-order these books, which will be available around the end of January. There is also a give away on the Sketch Support blog! You have until Monday to enter. All the details are at the bottom of this post over at Sketch Support. Good luck!

 

20 comments:

  1. Lovin this layout!!! I love that you mixed up the alpha's, I just love the look!!

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  2. Great idea for using up some scraps. I love how you raised parts of the star. I like the title too.

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  3. Brilliant layout Sue, and so much fun! Love the haphazard star and the paper strips around the edges!!!

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  4. Beautiful layout Sue! That STAR is so much fun...as well as everything else about this vibrant layout! TFS!

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  5. What a cool page! It has your signature bright colors. I love how you placed paper strips on the edges to add more color to the ledger background. Love those layered stars, too.

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  6. Great Layout! I really love how you did the title! Thanks so much for sharing your talent! :)

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  7. love this! your version of the star is great!

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  8. Love the dimension. Great layout!

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  9. What a fun layout! I love how you created your star and the dimensional hearts & stars. Very clever. I saw this sketch but the huge heart intimidated me. You did a fantastic job adapting the elements in the sketch!

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  10. I like this sketch, but I LOVE your interpretation Sue! What a fantastic page this is. I really like the way you have moved the star and changed the photo

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  11. I adore the page, and I cant wait to have a go at those dimensional embellishments

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  12. Looks great. I love the papers! Cute pictures.

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  13. Super cute layout, Sue. It made me smile!
    Blessings,
    Karen

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  14. Awesome page! I love the grid background and the way you created the star, with the title in the middle. Everything about it is fab! I will be checking out both sketch books. The travel one sounds very cool! :)

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  15. I love this sketch and your take on it is fab! Paper piecing that star? Way cool. Love it!

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  16. Hi!!! love this sketch and your take on it is awesome. love how you made it work for you. cute pics and title too...
    =)

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  17. Love the sketch and love, love, love your take on it! your star and framing pieces are wonderful!

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  18. I love the sketch...and I really adore your layout!!! beautiful and fun!!! Great interpretation Sue... hugs..xoxo

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  19. I love your take on the sketch! It's as merry and happy as the pictures!

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