Today I'm back to using the Canadian Winter paper collection because it's winter time in Canada, the hockey season has started, and my grandson is so gosh darned cute! *Big Grandma smile here.*
First game away for this 5 year old, and don't cha know you gotta dress in a suit and tie the way the NHL players do?
For this layout, I decided to use a sketch by Page Maps. I'm going to put it in an 8-1/2"x11" album, so I thought this sketch would be perfect.
Because I didn't want Greyson's hockey bag to be covered by the embellishments, I flipped the sketch in my Publisher program, and layered my photo over top to figure out what size it needed to be printed at.
Then I decided to throw another couple of photos in. Since I print my photos at home, this helps me to save on paper and ink, by having everything sized down to the dimensions required before printing. (This is all still on my computer screen.)
Here you can see the photos after they came out of the printer. I threw an extra one on to use up the bottom of the paper. (I have a very specific layout planned for THAT one!) LOL
Here's the base of my layout.
The base with photos.
The finished layout with embellishments from the ephemera pack.
The thing I like about sketches, is that if you're mojo is totally gone, they give you a point to start at... and then the rest starts to flow as you work.
I hope this little tutorial might have helped a little when you're using a sketch. You change a few things to suit the style of picture you have, and the type of embellishments you're using... the point of a sketch is to get you started!