Inspiration x 2 from Stuck?! Sketches

A big thanks to Laura Whitaker over at Stuck?! Sketches for another inspiring sketch!
The July 1, 2017 sketch features two photos and I just love sketches with more than one photo. I am one of those scrappers who generally, maybe, okay, most of the time will take way too many pictures of a single event or moment, so finding multi photo sketches is really important to getting a story on a single scrap page.

Here is the July 1-2017 sketch from Stuck?! Sketches: This sketch has been my muse for not only one scrap layout this month but two and for completely different events and even scrapbook sizes. Now that is what I call unstuck!
Here is my first take on the sketch in 12 x 12 format:
This sketch was a fun way to document some silly pictures of me and my sister Shar pretending to be the guards at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. Okay, I was pretending, my sister was all smiles and cute and last time I checked that is not how castle guards should behave!

The little embellishment clusters in the sketch to the outside of the photos were a lot of fun to play with, and I had a great time loading up the die cuts and chipboard on this scrap layout. All of the paper, embellishments, etc. are from the Echo Park, Carta Bella, Old World Travel Collection – which, little shout out here, my partner in paper at Scrapstorian won during the Crop and Create Event in Calgary from Scrapshotz, our favourite scrapbook store! Whoot, whoot! The title is American Crafts Thickers and there is some Tim Holtz Filmstrip in there as well.

Here is my second take on the sketch in 8.5 x 11 format:
This sketch also worked really well in this smaller page format. I am documenting a recent family vacation to Mexico in an 8.5 x 11 album size for fun, something different on the bookshelf, kind of thing. It has been interesting trying to take monthly sketch challenges from the classic 12×12 format down to the 8.5×11 format. Some are tough to do that with but this one was a dream.

The set is Simple Stories, Summer Vibes. I was so inspired by the background paper itself (Sun Kissed) on this page that I moved away from the embellishment clusters on the outsides of the photos and instead just embraced the natural spaces the paper created itself. The washi and fibre are from my stash, and that great flair is from Cuts 2 Luv. I love how a sketch can be the solution or the muse!

Pop on over to Stuck?! Sketches to see what the design team did with this sketch – wow!

~ Brande

Scrapbooker + Story teller + Historian = Scrapstorian. Are you a Scrapstorian?

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