sketch35 left2 sample

This layout idea uses a variation on scrapbook sketch 35. We’ve used just the left page and turned things around. You will see the original sketch at the link above, and the variation is below.

Here are the steps we used to make this page

Firstly, I used free scrapbook kits to keep costs down.

I slipped the chosen photograph into place on the digital scrapbook template above the photo mask, clipped them together with ctrl+G, adjusted the position until happy with it. At this point the two layers were grouped. They can be merged or flattened at this point, however, if you may change your mind about exactly which photo you want to use then wait until you are sure you are finished before you this. Linking the two layers allows you to move them around as one to decide on the exact position you like. Then I changed the color of the frame, and chose our background colors and papers.

Next I selected a section of the striped paper with the marquee tool, slide it above the PSE curvy shape, and hit ctrl+G which groups the two layers and causes the top one to take on the shape of the lower one.

Tip: to give the curvy shape a scalloped top, merge the scalloped layer with the curvy shape, thus giving one shape, then add your paper and you’ve got a striped curvy shape with a scalloped top edge.

Because the overlay I used had more decoration at the right-hand side, I flipped the curvy shape horizontally for a better balance.

I added a title, a couple of embellishments and a tag with a few words about where the photo was taken, and that was it.


Variation on scrapbook sketch 35

sketch35 left2 web

Take a closer look at layout idea

sketch35 left2 sample

Kits used are Give Freely by The Queen of Quirk and Eloquent Autumn by Betsy Tuma. If you’d like to see more digital kits by these designers, or other digital and paper scrapbook products by many talented designers then visit 2 Peas.

Paper scrappers can use digital kits too. Simply print off the items you want to use. Remember you do not have to print off a whole page if you only want a slice – save money and ink by printing only what you need.

This layout idea was quick and easy to do because I started with a sketch: the thinking happened earlier and I now have several quick ideas to use another time.