Weekend Warm-up: Using Sketches

I love to use sketches when I scrapbook.  A good sketch gives me inspiration and saves me time, and Diana’s sketch for challenge #7 is definitely a great sketch:

When you are creating a layout based on a sketch, you can translate the sketch to your page literally or loosely.  Feel free to turn the sketch around, flip it upside down, edit elements, or use only part of it.  For my take on the challenge, I borrowed all the main elements from the sketch:

I used four photos in a square grid, I placed journaling in the top right corner, and I interpreted the scalloped border as a strip of patterned paper and trim.

I changed a few things, too.  I chose not to use blocks of patterned paper behind my photos, I also added journaling to the bottom left of my page, I moved the title to the bottom and replaced its place in the sketch with an embellishment, and I added a little bit of trim to the edges.

I loved using this sketch and plan to use it again.  With a million possibilities, one sketch can inspire several great layouts.  If you haven’t played along with Challenge #7 yet, you still have until Wednesday.  See the challenge post here for all the details.

Happy scrapping!

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