Saturday, February 25, 2012

One Sketch, Two Ways

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

Here's a great sketch for Valentine photos! Of course, it is easily adapted to other themes, which is what I did. Flowers, stars, jewels and buttons work just as well as hearts!

A few minor tweaks to the sketch, and I created this page about warmer weather and outdoor lunches at one of our favorite local places. This is what I changed:

  • added more patterned paper strips in place of the big heart
  • mounted all the page elements on white cardstock, trimmed and matted that onto a patterned paper background
  • substituted flowers and stars for the heart embellishments

The basic design of this sketch is especially versatile, so I used it again. This second page came together quickly. I love using a sketch more than once!

Here's what I changed to create this layout:
  • rotated the sketch
  • substituted patterned paper for the smaller photos and journaling block
  • added punched border strips to both sides of the collage
  • moved the title, journaling strips and embellishments onto the collage
  • omitted the big heart background
  • substituted jewels and buttons for the hearts

If you use this sketch to create a layout, please consider adding it to the Sketch Support Flickr Gallery!

Flowers: Basic Grey 
Other: yellow ribbon

Supplies for When 2 Became One Page -

Alphabet: American Crafts, October Afternoon  
Stamp: Technique Tuesday  
Other: black chalk ink, buttons, white thread


  1. Love it! So fun to see two different takes on the same sketch from the same scrapper!

  2. Love how you adapted the Valentine sketch for two completely different themes. Really like that split circle embellishment on the wedding page, too.

  3. These are both great! Love the interpretations. Beautiful.

  4. Great takes on the sketch!
    Alison xx

  5. Great job! I especially love the first layout. However, I'm not sure if it's because of the bright colors and felt embellishments or the fact that I'm hungry and LOVE fish tacos! Haha!

  6. Both pages are gorgeous Sue, and I especially love the second one! the pattern papers are lovely and its a beautiful wedding page!

  7. I posted my layout using this sketch today - so much fun! I like how you've adapted it two ways. I especially like all the happy colors in the first layout and that double border punch in the second layout.

  8. Beautiful layouts Sue... Love the sketch too... Awesome... Hugs..xoxo

  9. Love both layouts -- they're so warm and happy!

  10. These are both amazing Sue! Way to go!


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