A New Sketch from Valerie Salmon

We’re always excited to welcome back Etceterista Valerie Salmon (and her talented friends) to the blog, who’s here with a sketch that’s just right for four photos.

Hi everyone, we’re back with a new multi-photo sketch!  

The examples below really show how adaptable sketches can be.  This 4-photo sketch works whether you have one or more photos.

Designed by Valerie Salmon of Got Sketch?


Designed by Valerie Salmon

SOURCES  Cardstock:  Bazzill.  Patterned Papers:  DCWV.  Chipboard shapes:  American Crafts.  Rubber Buttons:  KI Memories.  Circle punches:  Fiskars (2″), EK Success (1.75″).  Border punch:  Martha Stewart.  Title:  (ATD).  Paper doily border:  Basic Grey.  Other:  foam adhesive, pen for journaling.

Designer’s Notes:  

Instead of using multiple photos, I chose to highlight one large photo from our cousins reunion last year.  If I told you how quickly this page came together, you probably wouldn’t believe me.  Having a sketch to work with is a time-saver!  I followed the sketch closely.  Instead of a punched strip above the photo, I used a pre-cut sticker trim.  Chipboard shapes were used for the accents to keep it non-feminine (which my male cousins & brother would probably appreciate).  ;)


“Precious Moments”

Designed by Lisette Gibbons

SOURCES  Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white) | Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (from Fly a Kite Collection) + Echo Park (from Be Mine Collection) | Alphabet Stickers: American Crafts | Clear Stamps: Creative Café (Everyday Script) + Papertrey Ink (Calendar Basics) | Ink: Stampin’Up (Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip) + Papertrey Ink (Tea Dye Ink Duo) | Punch: Martha Stewart (Deep Fan Border) + Fiskars (Heart, Circle) | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Signature Butterfly, Large Scalloped Border, Tiny Tags) | Twine: The Twinery | Buttons | Corner Rounder: Zutter

Designer’s Notes:  

For the heart and butterfly shapes I’ve used pages out of an old book. This is a great way to give extra texture to your layout.


“Love this boy”

Designed by AnnaMarie Mondro

SOURCES  Kit: Studio Calico Mind The Gap main kit (June) and Studio Calico Flat add-on kit (June). Punches: Fiskars, Martha Stewart Crafts. Marker: Bic Mark-it.

Designer’s Notes:  

One of the things I love most about Valerie’s sketches is how adaptable they are! Here, I rotated the sketch one turn clockwise which allowed me to use the bottom photos vertically rather than horizontally. I also substituted a larger 4”×2.5″ vertical photo in place of the two smaller 2”x2.5″ photos displayed in the original sketch. Because of the more playful feel of my layout, I strayed from the linear lines of the sketch by tilting the bottom photos and title-work; I also substituted random punched circles and a large tag in place of the scalloped circles bordering the photos, and a cluster of punched clouds for the larger floral element on the left side. Strips of patterned paper and buttons were also arranged at the bottom of the page in place of the larger double scalloped and patterned paper borders.


“Summer Annual Traditions”

Designed by Kimberly Neddo

SOURCES  Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast PP: Flourish, Kindle, Golden Hour, Enlighten and static; Sassafras Sunshine Broadcast stickers: Borders, Sweet Treats and Blue Graph Alpha; Sassafras Folides: Sunshine

Designer’s Notes:  

I am a big fan of layering with stickers and pop dot adhesives to give my creations more dimention. I love how Sassafras foldies incorperate that easily. For this layout, I clustered stickers with the foldies to utilize different looks with the products. I even used my pop dots behind one of the photographs for a fun look.

Hope you enjoyed all these!

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2 Responses to “A New Sketch from Valerie Salmon”

  1. I LOVE this sketch! I’m going to a crop this weekend and I think I will use it while I am there! Happy scrapping!

  2. Fantastic sketch, as always, Valerie! Beautiful los too!