Sketches are fabulous and useful tools for creatives. I know I have used them plenty to put ideas on paper before I change a room, create a gallery wall, or even set up a party table. Sketches have often been a go to device when making page layouts, if only to get my inspiration started. With that in mind, today’s post will be about exploring the use of a sketch…three different ways.
But of course, a sketch is needed first…
This sketch was designed with a grid in mind. Grids must be one of my number one ways to create a page layout. I can go without using one for awhile, and then it’s as though the idea is rediscovered, and I sort of overuse them. So now I am dragging you into my current grid obsession. You’ll just have to forgive me.
1. Use a sketch for a scrapbook page layout.
Part of what I love about this concept is that the elements can be interpreted anyway one desires.
For example, the grid spaces were not used for photos only, some are homes for additional words or embellishments. Because ya just can’t get enough of that lovely Bella Rouge on a page.
Another interpretation was the use of hearts for the floating elements around the title. Anything goes. The sketch is just a great way to jump off and start creating and making the design your very own.
2. Use a sketch for a card design.
TIP: before putting all your stash away from working a page, create a card and use the design as your sketch.
The sketch here is adapted for a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size card. Instead of photos in the grid it is all made up of ephemera, chipboard pieces as well as a heart washi element. The title stayed pretty true to original form. And instead of paint splatters, sequins were used as the finishing touch.
3. Use a sketch for a pocket page.
I loved using this sketch and really modifying it for a 6×4 pocket page. It was a perfect home for tiny photos as well as room for journaling. The grid changed to just four photos which I printed out in a 1×1-inch size. Puffy Glitter Stickers worked here as a perfect title. Fewer floating embellishments were used as this is a smaller space. And how perfect is that cut-away 6×4 card from the Bella Rouge pattern paper? A great piece to use in a pocket.
Using sketches to create in these three formats is a great way to be inspired, use your Bella Rouge in a creative way, and maybe even get inventive altering the sketch to just how you like it. I challenge you to do the same.
Collections used: Bella Rouge