Monday, June 16, 2014

Monday Sketch Challenge

It's time to dissect this month's exclusive sketch from Becky Fleck at PageMaps and see how else we can use it to create with our June kits, or stash if you're not an Apron Strings member - which you should be.  Go here today and join.

The sketch, as it is, has spaces for seven photos.  If you need less room, use just one half of the sketch depending on the number and orientation of your photos.  

If you have less photos, consider combining some of the photo spaces.  Like on the left side, put one 6 x 4" photo instead of two 3 1/4 x 3 1/4" photos.  Have more than seven photos?  Try putting four photos on the right side where there are currently two 5 1/4 x 3 1/4" blocks. 

If your photos are oriented differently try rotating one or both sides of the sketch.  You can also crop or print them into squares so the orientation doesn't matter. 

This sketch also offers ideas for pocket-page scrapbooking.  Because of the way the photos are aligned you can transfer this layout to a pocket-page.  Group your photos to the center of the pockets, adding patterned paper or memorabilia into pockets around the outer edges.  The envelope on the right side of the sketch could be converted into a 6 x 12" pocket.  If your pockets are 6 x 4" you can trim two photos to 3 x 4" and mat them on scrap cardstock and slip them into one pocket.  (Note: matting them keeps them from sliding out or around in the pocket.)  You can trim a 6 x 4" photo in half and slip each have into smaller pockets.  I've seen this done with really large photos, like 8 x 10 or bigger, cropped to fit the pocket sizes; the mosaic affect is really fun.

What else can you think of?  Do it.  Create and then come back here and share a link to your work.

Go. Create.

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