Hello again, Diana here wishing you a happy Wednesday.
I used to think that if I used Sketches I would be betraying my creativity, but I was very wrong, a Sketch is just another tool, it can be used to make a layout based exactly on it or as an inspiration and starter point to a layout.
I now use this great tool a lot, especially when my photos start to accumulate, I’ve found that the best way for me to get back on track is taking an online class, the one I like best is Sketchbook by Kelly Purkey, I am looking forward to her 3rd class, Got Sketch by Valerie Salmon in also a great online class, this is just my way of getting motivated, but of course there are also some web pages that offer weekly or monthly free sketches like:
You will sure find one that will fit your scrappy style, because the best part of using this tool is giving it your own personality on paper.
I would like to show you two layouts I made based on this sketch from Pencil lines:
For this layout I combined my traditional mirrored double page and my usual load of paper layers:
In this case I used the sketch to get inspired, once that happened I gave it my personal touches, I inverted the photo, changed the title to the right and I omitted the 2nd photo adding instead a half circle and three tags.