Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Scrapbooking From a Sketch


...or a layered template. Your choice.

How do I make a start when I'm planning a page? Mmm..most of the time I pull out all the pieces I know are stuffed in bags and boxes and I pile them up on my desk and then, gradually, I start laying them out on a fresh sheet of cardstock. I shuffle and stir and move it all around. Sometimes I'll think I'm done and I'll walk away; and then when I come back I swipe the whole lot right off the page and begin again. Is that what's called working organically? Or possibly just making it up as you go along?

Either way, I very rarely use a sketch. Unless, that is, someone clever points me in the right direction, or prods me pretty hard towards something I might like. And so we have my version:

From High In The Sky for Get It Scrapped

of Get It Scrapped's latest sketch and layered template. (Number 100, as it turns out: that's quite a lot of inspiration..)

You might recognise the photo: it's one I took when I was telling the story of the Cola kit we received as a Christmas gift. It was about time that tale made it onto a page. After all, we've still got the box of cheese making equipment to cover...

...we're building up to that one.

For now, I've gone a bit Stars and Stripes . With those new Converse in the house, how could I resist?

"Makers Gonna Make" cork from Gossamer Blue



19 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Great layout - I love the navy/white spot background and your interpretation of the sketch. Brave of you to make your own cola too :)

scrappyjacky said...

I really like using sketches....love your spotty background.

Missus Wookie said...

I found I often think in sketches and I take photos. I like the US theme here and the stylish photo. Have good memories at making root beer in the under stair cupboard.

Ruth said...

That spotty paper is fabulous! You know me, I like a good sketch.

alexa said...

That dark blue paper is a splendid foil for your photos and story ... and the little cork strip is a great contrast.

Karen said...

You may have used a sketch, but it still has all the trademarks we've come to love on your layouts. I love polka-dots and I love navy, so the background really speaks to me!

Karen said...

You may have used a sketch, but it still has all the trademarks we've come to love on your layouts. I love polka-dots and I love navy, so the background really speaks to me!

Karen said...

You may have used a sketch, but it still has all the trademarks we've come to love on your layouts. I love polka-dots and I love navy, so the background really speaks to me!

Deb @ PaperTurtle said...

Your layouts are always such a treat to study, Sian. I love looking at all the lovely details. Super love the "love it love it love it..." along the bottom! :o)

Louise said...

good to see your photo made it onto a layout...and a very pretty one at that. I always find a sketch a challenge.

Lizzy Hill said...

OOOH! I DO love a bold bg.... & good on you tackling a sketch... Which as you know I love!!! Poppingly gorgeous:):)

KraftyKaren said...

Great layout - even though you have used a very dark background, your photo and layers really pop off the page. Must admit I use sketches 90% of the time as a starting point for my layouts

Barbara Eads said...

I rarely use sketches myself. Whenever I try, my layouts never come out like the sketch anyway. I'm like you---I just start moving things around until I like the way it looks.

Miriam said...

I love the navy spots! and the strip along the bottom. So many lovely details to look at.

Jennifer Shaw said...

Lovely page and I love that busy background paper. Geez, I can't do a page without a sketch. I love hearing the scrapping process of other scrappers. I glue down as I go and consequently unglue also along the way. ;)

Beverly said...

Love the background paper, how it ties in and helps the most important part of the page pop. Have wondered a few times if ya'll continued to make cola or if it was a one and done thing.

Melissa said...

What a happy page with that bright background & I like how you adapted the sketch to fit your photo!

Jo said...

That is a lovely layout. I scrap in very much the same way :)

Gail said...

It looks great - I'm not good at doing sketches but a template seems to work for me. Funny the difference.

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