Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sketch Inspiration

Oh, how I love sketches---maybe not all of the time, but they are so good for many things.  I use them to get me out of a creative rut, I use them when I want to start and finish a layout in one sitting, I use them when I just don't want to think about every.single.step of creating a layout.  But most of all I like them because they are versatile.  You can take them and use them EXACTLY how they are, or you can change them just a little tiny bit, or use them as inspiration and make your final layout barely resemble the original sketch.

This year I have decided that I want to get LOTS of layouts done.  So my plan is to create a layout (either free form, or from a sketch) and use that layout as an exact blueprint (or sketch) for a second layout.  I feel like the second layout comes together so quickly, so I really feel like I'm being productive!  So basically, I'm using every layout I create as a sketch for the next layout.  I'm limiting myself to 2 identical layouts at a time, because I don't want to get bored.

Here are a few sketches to inspire you this month from PageMaps.com.
January 2013 Double Page Sketch from PageMaps

January 2013 Single Page Sketch from Page Maps

December 2012 Card Sketch from Page Maps


  1. Great sketches! Thanks for sharing them.

  2. Smashing sketches and a lovely idea to increase productivity!