Simple Scrapper | June Sketch Layout

Each month, I look forward to the new collection of sketches at Simple Scrapper.  When looking at sketches for layouts, I often study the design to determine what I might adapt or modify for my project.  For my June project, I knew I wanted to use a series of three vertical still photos I pulled from my son’s video to show the action sequence of my son on a skateboard.  However, the June sketches did not have three photos that would work.  Instead of using a 4×6 single photo, I used a photo template to fit all three photos on a 4×6 canvas.  Here is the resulting layout, which was featured as the Layout of the Week at Studio Calico last week:

Featured LOTW at Studio Calico May 14, 2016

The other significant change I made to the sketch was to adapt the 12×12 design to fit a 9×12 page, a size I have been loving after many years of creating 12×12 layouts.  I cut a strip of the label patterned paper and stamped a word in each label and then cut and stitched some ticket shapes which added a touch of bold color.  The lightning motif represented the quick action, and the cork phrase was the final touch, an unexpectedly fitting title.

Remember when working with a sketch, the layout gives a starting place for designing a layout.  From there, you can adapt and modify the design to suit your project while keeping the effectiveness of the composition intact.  This leads to a project that is uniquely yours every time!

How do you use sketches in your design process?  Do you find sketches easy or tricky to work with when creating a layout?  I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

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