Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 10.29.12

This week’s sketch is from BG sketch artist Susan Stringfellow.  This design would be perfect for square shaped Instagram photos or those less than stellar 4×6 photos that can be made better with just a bit of cropping.

Hollywood Studios | Ann Costen

BasicGrey digital designer Ann Costen used this week sketch as a jumping point for her layout.  Ann says, “I loved this sketch so much that I’ve decided to use it for my Disney 2011 album (which I haven’t started yet, except for this layout). I find this sketch to be very versatile and love the fact that I can include anywhere from 3 to 12 pictures depending on whether I keep each 4×4 block as one picture or split the block into 4 2×2 pictures. I stuck to the original sketch fairly closely and just flipped it so that the title shows up on the right hand side of the layout. By changing the spacing of the letters and words in my title so that they are very close together, I was able to create the effect of a word die-cut. I duplicated the words into another layer and staggered the bottom layer to create a shadowing effect.”

Now it’s your turn! We’d love to see what you create from this week’s sketch. Leave a comment below with a link to your project and we’ll select one comment at random to receive a $10 credit to shop at Comment must be posted by November 4, 2012 at 11:59p MST.

If you upload your layout to your blog or online gallery, we hope you’ll also upload it to our BasicGrey flickr pool and note what products you’ve used so that other BG fans can find inspiration from your work easily.

We’re making the push to 19,000 Facebook Likes! Help us get there and you could be one of TWO lucky winners to receive a box from the BG warehouse with contents valued at $100+!


Jessica N.
Submitted on 2012/11/03 at 4:51 pm

Great sketch! I stretched it to make it a 2-pager and added a couple extra photos. It worked great for my sunset layout. I’ve posted it on my blog at:

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12 thoughts on “Basic Scrapbook Sketch : 10.29.12

  1. I love Basic Grey. I find myself reaching for it again and again for layouts and cards. I am definitely going to give this sketch a try. Thank you.

  2. Aw this is a fun sketch! great take on the sketch by Ann and easily adaptable to paper! i’m going to give it a try for sure)

  3. Great sketch and gorgeous layout. Good luck with the FB goal…19,000…wow that’s a lot of likes….I’m among them.

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