Recently, while working on an article for Scrapjazz.com, I went searching for some miniature sized layout sketches. I quickly learned in my searches, that not only did they mostly not exist, but others had had similar questions. So, today, I thought that I would share with you all the resources that I did find in existence, along with some tips on how to create your own. So let's talk miniaturized sketches.
What I did Find:
- This over at Pencil Line Sketches: http://www.pencillines.com/mini-album/
- These from Choubox Scrapbook Design: http://www.creative-scrapbook-layouts.com/6x6_scrapbook_layout_sketches.html and http://www.creative-scrapbook-layouts.com/support-files/chouboxsketches.pdf
- This one: http://vol25.typepad.com/vol25/2008/09/here-is-a-simple-scrapbook-idea.html
- Becky Fleck occasionally has some MiniMap sketches, and she keeps them archived here at http://www.pagemaps.com/
- This one from Studio Calico: http://studiocalico.typepad.com/studio_calico/2011/09/su.html
- This one from Pink Paislee: http://www.pinkpaislee.com/2010/05/sunday-sketches/
- Becky Fleck also has two books Pagemaps and Pagemaps 2 that both have sections on minimaps.
I was working on a mini album that measured 4x4, most sketches stop at the 6x6 size. Well, sometimes I want a mini mini......... And if you are like me, you may also want a mini mini sometimes. So, here are some thoughts on how to find even more sketches.
- Use card sketches - ones for 4x4, 3x3, or 4x6 card fronts. Some of my favorite card sketch sites are
- Card Positioning System
- Inspirational Card Sketches
- Card Patterns
- SplitCoastStampers Challenge Forum Card Sketches
- Shrink down sketches for larger sized layouts. However, remember that you will not be able to put all the suggested elements on the larger format onto your smaller format. If they are simple great, if not, simplify them yourself.
- Create your own.