Friday, 5 August 2011

One sketch, two looks

More Scrapbook Magazine layouts to share with you today.

I'm a big fan of sketches and have talked about it before. I very often grab a Page Maps sketch before I even pick up a piece of paper when I want to move things along more quickly. So the idea of creating a sketch and then designing two quite different pages from it to show how versatile they can be, was a lot of fun.

I went to a design that is similar to a few pages I have made recently. It's great for a stand alone photo or a collection of smaller, wallet-sized photos on a die-cut background which is a combination that I love.

So, first came the sketch (yes, I'm very bad at drawing these things!)

And then came the layouts.

This first one features R's incredible Cosmopolitan. I try these wherever I can when I'm out but his are by far the best I've tasted! They are delicious and so I thought that it deserved a layout of its own. These MME papers were a delight to use and were such a gorgeous combination of colours and shades - loved using them. The cocktail glass rub ons are years old and it was so good to finally use them! I have a whole sheet of similar images that I really must find a use for.

And then I flipped the sketch and used 2x3 photos to highlight some details of our Easter decorations. Something very bright and pink and featuring a banner rather than paper strips.

Sketches are whatever you want them to be and are such an excellent way to start your pages.

Do you use them often? It would be great if you could share your sources - always on the lookout for new places to get inspiration.


  1. What a great sketch,if you don't mind I will print this for the crop tomorrow. I love the LO you've created using the sketch,the papers are

  2. I love sketches to, one of my favourite places is inspired blueprints, they have a great blog :). I love your take on this sketch, its great to see different ways to use one sketch

  3. Anonymous8:39 pm

    I love using them but don't know where I'd start making one! Well done you and 2 lovely Lo's too.

  4. I use them all the time.. Becky Fleck's PageMaps are my fav, but check out Stuck?! Sketches - they have quite a lot there too...

  5. Anonymous7:53 pm

    i adore ralphs cosmos, had one in brighton but it wasn't quite the same.

  6. I rarely use sketches, but should make a point of it as sometimes they are exactly what is needed!

    I just discovered Soho Lychee and although I never cared for lychees in the past, I cannot help but Love this stuff! It's my new favorite drink :)

  7. Heidi5:42 am

    Lisa, your sketch & the cosmo LO stuck w/ me over the weekend and with some stuff I had in my CKC July kit (I'm still playing around w/ the stuff I put together!!!), I put together a LO sticking pretty true to your sketch. I'll post it tomorrow on my Flickr. xoxo. Thanks for the inspiration.


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