Saturday, August 29, 2015

Free Sketch--Great for Using up Scraps

Hello!  It's been busy around here lately, and I have so much to tell you.  I want to share some vacation photos with you, update you on my son's library project (yes, he finished!), and show you what I've been making lately.  Those will all be future posts, though; today it's time for my monthly de-stashing post.  This time around I have a scrap-busting sketch that I drew for you.  I don't know how to use any fancy graphics programs, so it is an actual hand-drawn sketch.  :)

There is a story behind this sketch.  It all began one evening when I was out cropping with a group of friends.  I had packed some old paper scraps that I wanted to try to use.  Among these scraps I found a tall, thin piece of Pink Paislee house-patterned paper that seemed like a good match for a trio of backyard photos.  I put the photos and paper together on a layout, and my friends told me that they really liked the design of my page.  I figured that if people like the design IRL (in real life), then it would be a good idea to share the design online as well. 
Supplies: cardstock from Bazzill; patterned paper from Pink Paislee; burlap from Canvas Corp.; alphabet stickers from Basic Grey; pen from Zig; corner punch from Creative Memories; household mini stapler.

This sketch is very flexible.  It works for cards as well as scrapbook pages.  You can substitute patterned paper rectangles for some or all of the photo slots if you wish.  That's what I did for the Thanksgiving card below; I used up a handful of scraps from a Doodlebug Design 6x6" paper pad.

I hope that this sketch inspires you to create some projects with scraps.  Use the sketch however you like and have fun with it.


Simply Playing said...

I love the hand drawn sketch Denise. Especially the smiley faces you used instead of the word "photo" - very cute. Your Thanksgiving card reminds me of my Grandma who always sent us cards for every holiday. Very warm cuddly Fall colors.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This is a fabulous layout Denise. Although I'm not a scrapbooker or card maker, I can see using this layout when I work in my 7 continents altered book, because that takes lots of photos.

I enjoyed your back yard, too!

Liz said...

Great sketch. I love the papers you've used on your card. xx

Salla said...

Beautiful projects and thanks for sharing the sketch! I often have tall & narrow leftobr pieces, too, so this is handy.

Carol L said...

I like your fun sketch and especially how you applied it to a layout and card! All those colorful autumn leaves are loud reminders that summer is all but over......already :)

Samantha Wright said...

Great sketch Ill try and use on my next layout :-)