Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sketches on Tuesday

Dang, we're well into August, which not only means school has started for two of my four kids - today for the High Schoolers - but autoship members should be in full possession of their August kits.  In those fun little boxes they're finding this exclusive sketch from Becky Fleck over at PageMaps.

Sketches are the ultimate, flex tool.  Take a look at this month's sketch which, as is, has space for five photos.  Either side of the 2-page sketch will stand up on its own, giving you a 1-pager with two or three photos depending on which side you use.

Have more photos?  Stack two 3 1/2 x 3 1/2" photos where you see just one.  Do that the entire length of the spread, or pick and choose where you stack photos. . .maybe just an additional photo under the second photo on the left side is all you need.  You can also divide the one 4 x 5 1/2" photo into two 4 x 3" photos.  You could even do a mini grid of four 2 x 3" photos.

Have less pictures, but want a 2-page spread?  Go horizontal by using the space of two of the 3 1/2" square photos with one 6 x 4 vertical photo.  Replace any of the photo blocks with patterned paper, move the strip journaling to one of the photo spaces or just simply remove any of the 3 1/2" square photos. You could even convert the 4 x 5 1/2" photo block into a mini grid of patterned papers and embellishments.  Go super-size and replace both photos on the right with one 5 x 7" or 8 x 10" photo.

Don't forget there's rotating the sketch to accommodate the orientation of your photos.  Mix and match any of the ideas to best suit your needs.  You could easily use 4 x 6" vertical photos straight across, if you needed to (some photos just can't be cropped.)

What will you do with the August sketch?  This month, challenge yourself to use the sketch more than once and see how even just different papers and embellishments changes things.  There's no shame in reusing a sketch.

Happy Tuesday,

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