This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Leah Farquharson for the Process Play class in the Get It Scrapped Membership, where members have access to a library of over 150 layered templates and page sketches, searchable by # of photos and layout type.
This sketch’s playful yet striking design is perfect for putting the spotlight on that one special photo, just like Leah did in her page Together (pictured below).
Leah says, “I began this page with one of my current favorite photos. It’s a quick snap of my husband and me taken by my brother at a wedding we all attended together (like most people, we don’t have nearly enough photos of the two of us!). The process here is really the one I use on a majority of my pages. The photo and its story drive how I determine the composition, materials, and embellishments. A lot of the work on a layout is determined by how I feel when I’m going over the story in my mind.”
Looking for more examples of how you might use this sketch/template to inspire your next page? Here are a few inspired pages from our Get It Scrapped Creative Team.
Summer Christiansen says, “I liked that this sketch was tight but also had smaller clusters within its design. The page is about a brother’s love for his little sister. This sketch challenged me to use more product on my page then I typically would, thus creating a look that was my style but with more more color and product than usual.”
Margareta Carlsson says, “This sketch is so fun with all the different shapes and the flowing design. My page is about the advantages of having a best friend who is also a foodie. I added washi tape and stamping on the edges to balance and emphasize. Instead of the twine shown in the sketch, I used enamel dots and gems to make a kind of trail.”
Jennifer Kellogg says, “This page is about my nephew’s first birthday. The first thing I thought of when I saw the sketch was birthday because the large circles reminded me of balloons. I also knew exactly which kit I was going to use. The paper flowers in this kit were perfect for the circles in the design. I tried to work in the string from the original design, but I couldn’t find an element in the kit that would work. It doesn’t matter what inspires you with a sketch – if you are inspired go with it!”
Sue Althouse says, “This page is about my life-long love of cats. I was drawn to this sketch because of the white space, circle shapes, and the way the journaling was tucked into the layout. The sketch got me working outside my comfort zone. I used one very small photo and no patterned paper, which are not my usual choices. I dove into my embellishment stash for items that would give my page color and texture; selecting doilies, stitching, flair, wood veneer and buttons.”