Sketchtember #8

It’s Sketchtember at 2PeasRefugees, daily page sketches to challenge us to get scrapbooking, or card-making, or creating anything. You’re welcome to join us, the more the merrier!

Today it’s my turn to provide the sketch. I have three versions for you: traditional 12 x 12-inch, 8 1/2 x 11-inch page and a 4 x 6-inch pocket card that can easily be adapted to make a greeting card.

Traditional 12 x 12-inch page

Sketchtember 12 z 12-inch page sketch

8 1/2 x 11 Page and 4 x 6-inch Pocket Card

Sketchtember 8 1/2 x 11-inch page and 4 x 6-inch pocket card sketches

If you use Photoshop I have a free download of the templates. Find them at Dropbox:

Here’s One I Made Earlier!

Unusually the photos inspired the sketch. My husband and I had a daft exchange on WhatsApp and, being a good sport, he let me use his selfies. He always makes me laugh. Here is my 12 x 12-inch page:

my 12 x 12-inch Sketchtember page titled You're Sacked!

Ian has been having lots of dental work done, hence the remarks about his teeth that he keeps showing off.

To imitate the conversational WhatsApp feel I alternated the paper strips between white and green, and the background is similar to how chats appear on my phone. 

I use challenges like Sketchtember to practice my Photoshop skills. Drop shadows to the photos that look like curling-up edges is my skill for this page.

For my 8 1/2 x 11-inch page I kept everything the same. For the 4 x 6-inch pocket card I created a week title card.

Sketchtember 8 1/2 x 11 page and 4 x 6-inch pocket card examples

I drew the letters and numbers for Week 36 and matched their colours from the striped paper. I added coloured photo frames for the flowers so that I could curl up the edges with shadow again.

It’s a simple sketch yet quite versatile. There’s plenty of white space, which I like, yet room to dress it up too.


  • Digital Kit:
    • Papers and flowers from Happy Go Lucky, Organic and Sprout by Shabby Princess. (I’m not providing a link as my ISP blocks the site due to malicious code. I can’t say whether it is suspect or not, I know I downloaded without problems until last year.)
  • Fonts:
  • Program: Photoshop.
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