"True Story" Layout with Sketch | Kathleen Graumüller

"True Story" Layout with Sketch | Kathleen Graumüller

Hey everyone, it’s Kathleen again and today I have another sketch for you to (hopefully) play along with! It was so much fun to look at all the interpretations of my first sketch, so I hope this one will inspire you to create something, too.

For the design of my layout I was inspired by the rainbow theme of the gorgeous Brooke kit. And at first I thought I would create something with the colours in rainbow order, but then ditched the idea again (not sure why though, haha). And I don’t know how, but somehow my brain went from rainbow design to sunburst design, so that’s how this layout came to be.

I just cut a few strips from most of the patterned papers into a sunburst shape and then arranged them all next to each other on my white cardstock so they would cover the top half of my layout.

With a design like this, I feel like the rest of the layout comes together rather quickly. The most logical placement for the photo is right in the center of the sunbursts, and because the upper half is quite busy with all the patterned papers, the title and journaling almost need to go in the lower half.

Usually I like to add my journaling in a hidden place, on a tag that I tuck in a little pocket or behind a paper flap or something. This time I felt like the hidden journaling wouldn’t really fit the look of the page, so I decided to pull out my typewriter and type my journaling on some printer paper and then cut it into small strips. I really like the look of that and I think it fills the white space in the lower half nicely.

I also added a small cluster in the lower right corner of the layout that I made with some of the die cut pieces from the Brooke kit (and I believe the Yes! Circle is from the Alexis die cuts) and used one of them for my title.

For the finishing touches I also scattered some of the die cuts around the upper half and placed them where two different patterned papers meet. To create some more dimension, I slightly ruffled up the edges of the paper strips and also used foam tape behind the die cuts and my photo.

I hope you like the sketch and I can’t wait to see how you interpret it! When you share your projects on social media, please use the hashtag #fjsketches so they can be easily found and we can all oooh and aaah over them :)


Supplies: Brooke Kit | Brooke Paper Pack | Brooke Die Cut Shapes | Brooke Bitty Puffy Stickers | Alexis Die Cut Shapes | Zoey Stamp Set

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