Sketch & Challenge

September 2008 


Sketches and Challenges

Here's September's Sketch...



As sketched in my "Ideas Journal" this is a simple, but effective design.  My page entitled "Koi" (see below) is an 8x8" layout utilising a cropped 6x4" photograph.

If you wanted to, you could make use of the space behind the photograph for some hidden journaling.  See the Challenge example at the bottom of this page for an example of a hidden journaling tag.


September Sketch


This is my layout based on this month's sketch


Finished page - Koi

Here's this September's Challenge...


  1. Leave black or white space on your layout
  2. Use circles
  3. Use some bling (something sparkly)
  4. Use 3 buttons and/or 3 flowers.
  5. Theme (if you would like one)  It's that time of year so has to be - School Time - that can be your children starting or going back to school, or if you don't have children, what about scrapping your own school days - even if you don't have a picture, general "school" images and some journaling about your feelings/emotions/memories at the time would make a lovely insight to your past.

Here is my Layout for this challenge.

Page "Bottoms" !!


1. White space  - to the left of the main picture.
2. Circles - 1 large as the background and title uses circles.
3. Use bling - there are some gems around the flower under the 'S' of the title!
4. Used 3 buttons.
5. Ok... not a school theme, but does have children in it... does that count?! LOL

The ribbons on this scrapbooking layout are on a hidden journaling tag - a technique I use a lot on 8x8 layouts, especially when using shop printed 6x4" photos (even if cutting down!) as it makes use of hidden spaces.

Finshed page hidden journaling



Copyright © - All Rights Reserved.