Tagged: May sketch challenge (2022)
May 14, 2022 at 3:29 pm #76634
Learning scrapbooking is often done with practice, looking around for inspiration, and trying to recreate projects we admire. Sometimes, we can be inspired by finished projects, but sometimes, we also have to use our imagination to interpret something.
This challenge will give you an opportunity to envision something from a “boring” base, and you will have to imagine the end result differently. The sketch is only a written idea, and you can fly with it, modify it, and customize it to fit your vision, your photos, your supplies, etc.
And if you want more information on using sketches, check out this article.May 15, 2022 at 11:44 am #76642PirkkoParticipant
Here is my very first sketch.
Did I understand correctly – that we would just scratch the outline of where anything is going, we wouldn’t start filling them at this point and we wouldn’t be gluing anything … just scratchingMay 15, 2022 at 11:55 am #76643
Pirkko, a SKETCH is an idea for creating a page. A SKETCH challenge is an opportunity to “replicate” that format in your project. For example, in this week’s challenge, you would create a project using four rectangular photos, you would put the title between two photos, and you would have some layered paper that would extend on one side.
What you did is provide a brand new sketch (although maybe someone would want to use it too).May 15, 2022 at 2:10 pm #76645PirkkoParticipant
… and that is not a template? – a bit confusing when it looks like a template
May 15, 2022 at 2:26 pm #76647
- This reply was modified 1 day, 5 hours ago by Pirkko.
The TEMPLATES have layers that you can “clip to”. It is usually the correct size.
The SKETCHES are just a written representation of an arrangement. No layer. Typically not full-size either. It is like if you were to draw in a notebook for ideas you pick and then, using that idea, you create your own project.
There is a link in the first post to a blog article explaining all that.May 15, 2022 at 4:31 pm #76648Rene MarkerParticipant
I decided to use this sketch to document the trade-in of my little purple car. Papers and elements are from a kit by BellaGypsy called Let It Go (available at The LilyPad digital store). The “Goodbye” is a journal card from a Project Mouse Kit “See Ya Real Soon” also available at The LilyPad. Font is Yanks Hand which I use on every layout for journaling. I also used a retired background mask element from Scrapping With Liz on the plaid paper.May 16, 2022 at 11:46 am #76670SharlaParticipant
Thanks for this challenge Carole. I really like the idea of Sketches – they seem less restrictive than templates (to me). I used bits from 3 kits – coastal print kit, thankful harvest, and april scraps all from digitalscrapbook. The photos are mine and link to a day out back in 2012.
Your article ‘Templates or sketches?’ has an image of a book of 500 Scrapbooking sketches which sadly links to an error page.May 16, 2022 at 11:53 am #76671
Sharla, you are correct about that book. I tried to figure out where it can be purchased now, but all my email inquiries have returned nothing. Their contact email is no longer supported. If anything, I wish I could distribute it myself, but I certainly don’t want to get in trouble, legally. I’ll edit the post to remove the link until I can figure out something about the book. Thanks for pointing it out.May 16, 2022 at 12:48 pm #76677Lynda DiGregorParticipant
I just stuck to the supplied sketch template. I used textures ,color and my photos. The font is called Choco Matcha Solid.May 16, 2022 at 1:16 pm #76680Lynda DiGregorParticipant
I did a search for Jennifer Gormly on Facebook and only found one. I left her a message asking if she is the author of the book in question and if so, what happened. Hopefully it is her and she will respond. Let you know what happens.May 16, 2022 at 1:28 pm #76681
Lynda, I had found several of the same name so I didn’t try to reach “her” that way. But if you let me know, it would be great.May 16, 2022 at 5:50 pm #76691Sue ThomasParticipant
Yesterday I was raking the last of the flower beds of leaves, twigs and dead flowers, when I disturbed a large colony of deer mice. Of course I had to run for the camera, I managed a few decent shots, as they scurried frantically for cover. Aren’t they all adorable! I modified the layout to suit the photos. I went with rounds, scallops and lines with my background paper and elements. Hence the Chevron pattern, word in a letter, scalloped label, and rounded arrow, all created by myself.May 16, 2022 at 6:41 pm #76694Mary SolaasParticipant
Sue: Love your rodent pictures and layout. Recognize the elements as part of the labs!
Lynda, Sharla: beautiful pics and layouts.
Rene: Hard to give up the old car which has served us so well.
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