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Hello Creative Scrapbookers! Kim here with a quick layout share inspired by the September Sketchy Challenge!

Creative Scrapbooker Magazine / august Sketchy Challenge
September 2021 Sketchy Challenge signed by Kerry Engel for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

When I use a sketch, my first goal is to make it my own! I rarely follow it exactly. When you see my layout, you may think it looks nothing like the sketch, but let me show you how I was inspired! I also challenged myself to use LOTS of product on this layout. I usually don’t use a lot of stickers, labels and die cuts on my layouts, but it’s good to step out of your comfort zone to work your creative brain!

Simple Stories Safe Travels collection / layout by Kim Gowdy
My completed layout! Do you see how I was inspired by the sketch?

Let me show you my process…

Simple Stories / Safe Travels collection
After deciding to use the August Sketchy Challenge, I choose to use the Safe Travels collection from Simple Stories.
August Sketchy Challenge
I like to rotate the sketch to see if the elements suit my pictures better or sometimes I just visually prefer it better
Creative process when using a sketch
I like to get my general placement of photos and papers and snap a photo so when I deconstruct to permanently place things I know where they go! Too many times I have walked away and forgotten. You will se in my final layout, I opted to add some color vellum to the right side to ‘send’ the busy pattern to the background. I do this often when I LOVE a paper but find it ‘too much’.
adapting a sketch / August Sketchy Challenge
I have highlighted how I was inspired by the sketch. The photo placement started the same as the rotated sketch. The big letter became a large title. The placement of the die cut words are beside the lower picture. The group of three elements kind of mimics the three circles.
Simple Stories / Safe Travels collection / puffy stickers
How I added LOTS of product – my checklist is made up of puffy stickers, I also added little puffy stickers, chipboard die cuts and enamel dots throughout
Simple Stories / Safe Travels collection
…more puffy stickers = using LOTS of product

Thanks for stopping by the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog to check out my layout. I hope it makes you look at sketches a bit differently I see sketches as a stepping stone to creative fun!
Simple Stories Safe Travels collection / layout by Kim GowdyHave a wonderful day!

Kim Gowdy Headshot | Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
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