Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sketch Away!

Sketches are a scrapbooker’s tool to creating a layout when you don’t know where to start. Don’t know where to start? Well, I’d say start with picking a sketch that inspires you. Is it a sketch with one picture, two pictures, five pictues, etc.? Is it a single page or a double paged layout?
Remember that they are there for you inspire you to create. You can follow it to the tee, or you can change it up to fit your own personal style.
I felt inspired by this sketch over at Sketchy Thursdays:

…so I created this layout:

My layout holds similar characteristics to the original design, yet it’s very different. Instead of using one picture, I decided to use four. The sketch did not show circles across the middle of the page, but I decided to add my own flair with brads.
As you can see, the possibilities of projects are endless when using a sketch.
Below is a list of sites online that offer free sketches. Check them out and feel inspired! :)

Page Maps

Pencil Lines

2 Sketches for You

Sassy Lil’ Sketches

Creative Scrappers

Got Sketch?

Sketches {by tamara}

My Sketch World

Sketchy Thursdays



Scrap Maps

My Little Sketch Book by Liz Qualman (previous featured artist)

If there are any other sketch sites that I have missed, please feel free to comment below with links.

Sketch away, everyone!


  1. Wow Sarah.I love sketches sites,there are some new for me!!!

  2. i looove that sketch and adorable layout that you made!! :)

  3. Great list!!! Here is another sketch website!!

  4. thanks for sharing that link chelsea! :)

  5. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [11 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  6. Thanks for such an informative post Sarah! I didn't have some of those! I adore sketches! Your layout came out beautifully.

  7. such a lovely layout. you did a great job on the sketch and I love the papers you used.