sketchPLATE Saturday 0004

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Happy Saturday morning everyone and welcome back to another installment 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.

I’ve tried to keep the colour scheme soft with emphasis on baby blues and whites with some touches of glitter and a couple of pops of yellow-orange-red … and … because the photos showcase my son blowing out his birthday candles I opted to vertically align a stacked series of time-lapsed shots that have been 100% desaturated to simplify and reduce the busy-ness of the background in the pics.

Overall, softly fun, yet the page retains it quite suitably masculine aesthetic, one that is easily transformable into a feminine version with the right background paper.


Digital Scrapbook Layout: Birthday Wishes

Birthday Wishes

Birthdays are always a big deal for me with my sons.

In 2018 my children and I were travelling around Australia on what I like to refer to as our Great Australian Road Trip. After we left Canberra, I especially took my family to Sydney so that we could celebrate my Logan’s birthday, in style as they say, at an AirBnB rather than at a camp ground. The family that we stayed with were wonderfully kind and put on a simple and yet completely beautiful traditionally inspired Japanese evening meal for my son. It was just amazing and so special because it was completely unexpected.

We all shared the birthday cake that I had arranged for Logan’s birthday, along with a bottle of non-alcoholic Prosecco style sparkling red … as is our family tradition … and all together we cheered as you he out his birthday candles and made his wishes.

Precious memories.

As always, there are three options for this sketchPLATE:

  • the first .ZIP file has the .TIF file only;
  • the second .ZIP has the .PSD file only;
  • the third .ZIP has the separated .PNGs only.

The choice to download just the one or to download them all is yours.

So then … Voila! Please enjoy this week’s sketchPLATE with my compliments …

Preview: sketchPLATE 0004

Edited 28 July 2020: FREEbie downloads of this template are now finished.
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If you could share what you come up with I would sincerely love that, so please post a comment with a link to your layout on Facebook or Instagram.

Lastly, and certainly not leastly, thank you! Thank you for participating in today’s sketchPLATE Saturday, part of our ongoing Digital Scrapbooking Projects & Inspiration series. The complete index for previous sketchPLATE Saturday Projects can be found on the sketchPLATE Saturdays home page.


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