Guest Blog: Multiphoto Sketch

Please welcome back Valerie Salmon with another brand new sketch!

We’re back with a new sketch!

With the additional pictures we’ve taken during the holidays, multiple-photo sketches such as this one will come in handy when you are ready to create.

Although this sketch fits three smaller photos nicely, you can certainly add one or two more in place of the other blocks.  Or you can even put two 3×4″ vertical photo spaces together for a 4×6″ focal photo.  The options are endless.  Plus, don’t forget to rotate or flip the sketch.  The first example below is rotated counter-clockwise.

Here are three interpretations of the same sketch to give you some ideas to get you started.

Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper.  Patterned paper, border: BasicGrey. Stickers: AdornIt–Carolee’s Creations. Chipboard accent: Li’l Davis Designs.  Punch:  EK Success (border), Fiskars (star).
Designer’s Notes:
My photos were vertical, so I simply rotated the sketch on its side to accommodate the pictures.  I also allowed some gaps in between the photos and the patterned paper blocks to show a more distinct separation.


Designed by Greta Hammond

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, chipboard accents, banner, stick pin, journaling blocks: Little Yellow Bicycle. Font: Calibri. Gems: Queen & Co. Sticker: Scenic Route Paper Co.

Designer’s Notes:
I had the perfect photos to fit into Val’s sketch so I followed her design pretty closely! The linear lines made a multi-photo page without feeling cramped but allowing bits for interest in the embellishments and title. Great design!


Designed by Lisa Storms

SOURCES Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press. Chipboard accents: My Little Shoebox. Punches: Fiskars.

Designer’s Notes:

For my main embellishment I wanted to create a miniature mustache stick, so instead of using an actual dowel, I inked a lollipop stick light brown to mimic wood.  For the decorative edge down the side, instead of punching a design I created my own border made up of mini mustaches.  When you first look at it, you just see a decorative border but if you look closely they are actually little mustaches made up of two ‘comma’ punches each.


See you next month with another sketch.   Happy scrapping!


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5 Responses to “Guest Blog: Multiphoto Sketch”

  1. Thanks for sharing these wonderful ideas!!

  2. These are really great! Love them! Thanks for the sketch!!

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