One of the Best Ways to Scrapbook
here’s my secret to the best way to scrap a page layout
I’m not even gonna lie…I love me a sketch! Card sketch. Tag sketch. Layout sketch. I collect them. I look at them. I work from them.
Scrapbook sketches take the guess work out of formatting a page. While I know we all love the process of scrapbooking, trimming photos, placing embellishments, making stamped collages, we are also in the hurry to get to the next story. Sketches help do just that. You get the joy of crafting from an already pre-thought out idea, plus you save time making that page so you can get to the next story.
I hope you have had a chance to play along with the Heidi Swapp Media Team and our September Sketch. Kim shared a fabulous family story using Care Free Collection + the sketch I have shared here above. You can see THAT post right HERE. I love how well she documents her and her family. She used journal strips for the lines on the far left to tell her story.
And right HERE you can see how Lindsay Bateman used a photo of her daughter to stretch across two pages. She also made use of WRMK Punch Boards to create pockets and a great way to hold her journaling card.
These takes on this sketch are fantastic and fill me with even more ideas and inspiration.
For my take on the September Sketch I stayed pretty close to the sketch outline.
Here on the left hand side I used stamps to collage my title. I matted my photo with the 6×8 Storyline Chapters Project Pad paper. Then I too created a hidden pocket…
I just made a pocket behind the photo to tuck in this journal card.
Like Lindsay (and please note, none of the Media Team knew what the other was doing) I split my larger format photo at about 1/3 the length so that it would spread over two pages. The larger format photo makes a fun visual impact.
Then I used the ideas of the circle embellishments plus the suggestion of phrase stickers to add words and interest along the right side of the sketch.
I took the Art Walk Texture Stamps and added in some detailing as well.
The ’20 number stickers comes from the Storyline Chapters Mini Sticker Book.
Then to give everything a foundation and to tie colors together I used Care Free Washi Tape at the bottom right edge of the photo.
And that to me is one of the best ways to scrapbook: with a sketch.
I hope you are inspired to take this sketch and tell your story. And I would LOVE to see what you make. Please tag me up on Instagram when you post your photo. You can find me at @jamiepate.
Heidi Swapp Storyline Chapters can be found at JoAnn Stores.
author: Jamie Pate