sketchPLATE Saturdays


Welcome to sketchPLATE Saturdays where each week, all things permitting, you will find a brand new sketchPLATE waiting for you to download and enjoy!

A couple of words by way of explanation … way back in the days when I first started creating digital templates I decided to create them with a small number of embellishments to enable a partially completed page to be customised.

Essentially sketchPLATES are intended to be somewhat flexible, more so than a scrapSNAP in any case, yet not so flexible that the end result is completely different from the starting point, which is what often happens when run-of-the-mill layered digital templates are used. … Not that that is a bad thing, quite the contrary!

Anita Richards Designs Finial Downwards


sketchPLATES are essentially a designer scraplift for you to customise.

sketchPLATES are like this because sometimes ya just can’t figure out what to do with a page at all and none of them other usual run-of-the-mill templates are helping. Nope, they’re not helping at all and you feel totally stuck! …

Thus, a sketchPLATE is a potent weapon to add to your digital stash arsenal to blast through pages, especially when the mojo well is dry and all else fails! 8D

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Enjoy! i Heart u


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Posted: 23 January, 2021
Hey hey hey! Can you believe that January is almost done and dusted already? I have been full on getting things accomplished and, weirdly, I am feeling a teensy bit sad that most of the month is already marked off. Nonetheless, today I have a new sketchPLATE for you and true to the name sketchPLATE the inspiration for this template comes from a haute cuisine plating photograph would you believe!?! I love the fine art of haute cuisine and have tried a few plating experiments of my own over the years ... lots of practice still ahead...

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Posted: 31 August, 2020
It almost feels as though August pounced upon us yesterday and yet it is, incredibly and for all intents and purposes, over. Which leads us directly to another sketchPLATE Saturday. Time for a brand new, completely unique digital scrapbooking template! In many ways, the sketchPLATE for August is all about that glitter!...

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Posted: 18 July, 2020
Here we are in July already and it is time to welcome you again to sketchPLATE Saturday! The sketchPLATE for July is based on the idea of a five-up rows of shaped / partial horizontal colour blocking composed of slightly irregular paper pieces with a vertical strip of four photos for visual contrast, drawing the layers of colour blocks together into a cohesive layout (yes that was a...

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Posted: 20 June, 2020
After a bit of a break due to imbalance of power issues (aka my batteries are not charging properly) ... welcome back to this month's sketchPLATE Saturday! The sketchPLATE for June is a little more visually complex than the previous one in that the layering is based on four blocks in a grid on the page. When I was pencilling out the draft a couple of months ago I was playing around with the idea of adding...

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Posted: 25 April, 2020
Happy Saturday morning everyone and welcome back to another instalment of sketchPLATE Saturday! For today's sketchPLATE I decided to create a birthday themed page in honour of my Logan's birthday. Logan is my miracle child having been born 15 weeks prematurely, so his birthdays are a very big deal for me every year ... every day actually ... but especially on his birthday. Here's what I came up with to celebrate...

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Posted: 18 April, 2020
Welcome back to another instalment of the all new sketchPLATE Saturdays! Today's sketchPLATE is a sweet little number to showcase a photo with a backing of five skinny paper strips. The single photo is framed with an embellished cluster to draw the eye to the right of the page from the negative space along the left hand side providing the counterpoint of focus to the photograph's subjects...

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Posted: 11 April, 2020
Happy sketchPLATE Saturday everyone! This week is a staycation celebration of Easter for many folks around the world so I thought that I would give you a calorie and guilt free virtual Easter basket full of goodies. This super luscious digiscrapping treat spoils you with not only a sketchPLATE but also a scrapSNAP as well as an entire collection of three dozen glittered Easter eggs in both large and small egg sizes! I had the best time designing this set...

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Posted: 4 April, 2020
sketchPLATE Saturday has returned! Grab yourself a coffee (or tea, tea is good too), fire up photoshop, download the template and get scrapping with this week’s freebie template...



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