Working with a Sketch

Working with a Sketch

Let’s start with something a bit different today. Let’s look at one of my favorite parts of digital scrapbooking– page templates.

A digi template is a pre-designed digital page, where all you need to do is add papers and photos to finish your page. Most of the time, when I’m doing a digi page, I use a template. I just love how easy it is!

My friend Jen of Jen Wright Designs creates digi templates and other digi products. She shares new templates on a weekly basis. Her current template can be found here: Jen Wright Designs. This week, we thought we’d show you how to use a digi template as an inspiration point for a more traditional paper page.

jen wright designs sketch

As you can see, Jen’s template is nice and straightforward, with lots of strong structure. It’s very easy to use as a sketch for a paper page.

I started out by looking for pictures that I could either trim or print smaller to use as supporting photographs.These were already printed at a smaller size, and the orientation of the larger picture fit with the orientation of the sketch.

rock hound || noexcusescrapbooking.com

The first paper I chose was the circled star card from a Project Life set. The other papers were scavenged from my scrap bin, using the colors of the photos and the PL card as an inspiration point. I didn’t have enough ‘O’s for my title, so I cut out one of the rocks to use an additional O. After I had finished my journaling, it still looked like it needed some kind of embellishment. First glance around my desk led me to a small bottle of plastic pebbles, which fit perfectly with my theme. Many glue dots later, the page was done.

As you can see, I kept pretty close to the template. I merged the top left two spaces together, used rectangular rather than square photos on the bottom left, and rounded my corners. It’s not exactly like the template, but it is pretty close.

Since it IS card month here, let’s adapt this to a card too!

happy hour card || jen wright designs template || noexcusescrapbooking.com

I think I am on an orange and blue-green kick this week.

As you can see, this stays very true to the structure of the original template, just leaving off one of the smaller spaces on each row to fit on the smaller area of a card.

The stamps were all colored with markers, for a quick and easy card.

Do you like this template? You can see more digi templates over at Jen’s website. Pick one out and turn it into a page or card! You can do it! It’s fun!

Don’t forget, if you want a card from me, sign up for my email list up top! I’d love to send you a card!

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