I found some really inspiring sketches scrapbook layouts on Pinterest a couple of weeks ago. You can see my Pinterest scrapbook layouts board HERE!
I selected a sketch by Laura Whitaker’s Stuck! Sketchbook and decided to use the Close To My Heart Hello Darlin’ scrapbook workshop kit and stamp set to create a layout today.
I love the bold colors and the beautifully detailed florals in this collection. I’ve done a bit of stamping on my base foundation page to add some texture to my layout. I always love stamping on my layouts. There is a lot of satisfaction to using your stamps for more than just making cards. Adding beautiful details to your memory keeping is a huge plus! It adds real interest to your pages.
I created a sketch to reflect my final layout.
Sometimes I find it really helpful to start with a sketch someone else made that has some details that I love. Then I create a layout with the supplies that I have on hand. I use the details that I like and then change the other details to fit the materials that I’m using.
This helps me use what I have in my stash instead of buying stuff that I need to make someone else’s sketch in exactly the same way.
In this case, I had some die cuts that were included in this workshop kit that I wanted to use on my layout. Instead of using a tag for example, I used the semicircle die cut in the kit and added some journaling lines to it with the “It’s The Little Things” stamp set that I have in my stash from CTMH.
I also didn’t have a CTMH word background stamp that worked for the sketch, so I pulled out my Background Elements stamp set and added the splatter stamping. I love that detail!
I also added the scallop border die cut instead of a banner die. The dimensions of the layers are also different. I really wanted more of that floral background to show around the edges of my layout than the sketch accounted for.
All in all, I felt very inspired by Laura Whitaker’s original sketch. I loved all the white space on the page as well as the balance of the layout. Having that as a starting point encouraged me to keep a lot of white space, use less embellishments, and maintain a balanced layout.
It’s a learning process!
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Hello Darlin’ Scrapbook Workshop Kit: (Without stamp set) https://kimskinner.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=17718
Hello Darlin’ Stamp and Thin Cuts: https://kimskinner.closetomyheart.com/retail/product.aspx?itemid=17870
Background Elements stamp set: https://kimskinner.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=17053
Perfectly Imperfect stamp set: https://kimskinner.closetomyheart.com/retail/Product.aspx?ItemID=15809
A Million Little Things stamp set: No longer available
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