Hello. This is Anupama Choudary sharing with you a quick and easy way to make sketches. Most of us swear by sketches to create our scrapbook layouts. A well-designed scrapbook page draws in the viewer. Its layout and design are as important as our choice of photographs, colors and embellishments.
It was while designing a print advertisement for my local design business that I realized that the rules that impact the success of an ad are the same as that of a scrapbook page. Good ads strive for a sense of visual balance wherein design elements complement, rather than compete with, each other. White space is an integral part of a good composition.
Simply by using the same elements as in an advertisement layout, you can turn it into a sketch/ template for your scrapbook page. Below are a few samples of quick-and-easy page designs adapted from magazine ads -
Example #1 Multi-Photo Layout inspired by the ad
Example #2 Heart-shaped photo sketch created from ad -
Example #3 Frame-in-frame layout adapted from ad -
Hope this post gets you started on sketching your own designs inspired by advertisements in the print media. Happy scrapping and have a great week!