Scrapbooking sketches, especially two-page layouts, are a scrapbooker’s dream come true when it comes to inspiration. We challenged the designers at My Mind’s Eye to interpret this sketch from the May/June 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine:
Let’s take a look at what they came up with and what the designers have to say about them!
“Family” 2-Page Scrapbook Layout
What a great sketch this is! I loved the variety of photo sizes, and the way the paper strips and circular elements connect everything together. For my page, I decided to use the Indie Chic Nutmeg collection. I adore the large floral print on the “Hanging Out” Roses paper. I cut them out and used them in place of the circles on the sketch.
“Thailand Memories” 1-Page Scrapbook Layout
I chose design elements from both pages of the two-page sketch and combined them onto one page using papers and embellishments from the My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg collection. These are the things that I loved about the sketch and incorporated onto my layout.
From the right side of the sketch:
- photos (one large horizontal and two smaller vertical)
- two circle elements (two brad flowers)
- large top “banner” element (zigzag cut paper)
From the left side:
- large vertical element (blue patterned paper block)
- square element (tan patterned paper block)
- title (Bangkok subtitle)
- smaller bottom “banner” element (pennant garland)
“Such a Lovely Day” Card
I was really excited to play with this two-page layout sketch because it allows for a lot of creative freedom when interpreting for a card. I chose to use the right side of the sketch and began by interpreting the blocking pattern along the top. I cut blocks from the gorgeous papers from the My Mind’s Eye Nostalgia 6″ x 6″ pad and adhered and stitched them to the card front. I then adhered the Nostalgia “dress patterns” chipboard piece to fill the larger block in the sketch and began layering it with the dress form (cut with my Silhouette Cameo), circle elements, and decorative edge. To finish the card, I stitched around the edges, adhered it to a piece of grey cardstock, and then adhered it to my card front. Thank you for the opportunity to create with your amazing sketch and share some of my favorite pieces from the MME Nostalgia line.
Thanks, My Mind’s Eye, for showing us three great ways to stretch our scrapbook sketches!
—Nicole Larkin, online editor