There are so many ways you can adapt this sketch to fit what you have. Some simple changes in products and photos, and it becomes an entirely different page.
First let’s remind ourselves how a strict interpretation of the sketch looks:
This is how a strict interpretation looks, in digital form:
Very different from the first page, just by using different papers and photo.
Now, how about a 12×12 instead of an 8.5×11? And down the left side instead of the right, with no strip separating the photo and journaling? Yep, same sketch. Same structure. (I used less product so more attention would be paid to the story and the jokes on the background paper. I love elephant and chicken jokes.)
Here’s another version on the left, where the journaling/photo mat has been extended the height of the entire page, and the journaling is on strips, instead of being separated from the photo by strips.
One more left sided version, where the photo/journaling mat is now layered pieces of paper instead of a single piece, and the journaling has been replaced by a photo. Three tags anchor the center strip, and give me a place to add just a touch of journaling.
Now, we’ve got the photo/journaling mat in the center of the page, and the dividing center strip has been turned into layered strips, anchoring the title. Instead of a single photo, there are two photos grouped together at the top. Now that we’ve brought the title down off the top of the page, let’s take it all the way to the bottom, and widen the dividing strip, so that it’s big enough to act as a journaling spot as well. We can even turn the photo/journaling mat in its side, and turn the journaling spot into a pocket for hidden journaling.
Now that you’ve seen this sketch, and how it can be adapted and adjusted to fit your supplies, what are you going to do with it? Show me what you make! It’s time to get scrapping!
PS If you would like to make your own digi page you can download the zipped template here: sketch 1.psd