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sketchPLATE Saturday Show: Episode 0011 Transcript and Resources page cover image. Also, the featured image for the blog post discussing the inspiration and creative process behind sketchPLATE 0011 including the finished digital scrapbooking layout called "Lucky 13" and the finished template.

Welcome to sketchPLATE 0011: inspired by a super high contrast monochromatic image, the finished layout is a complex page the makes crafty use of out-of-bounds photo manipulations against a backdrop of ink stamped elements and flourished with shiny chrome accents. The design process behind this project was fraught with obstacles; here’s the story about the journey from poster to double page layout.

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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE 0010

Today it is my great pleasure to present to you the first of the brand new range of sketchPLATES for 2022. Spotlighting this sketchPLATE Saturday offering, the idea for this page was originally sparked by those awesome ampersands that were so popular a little while ago. Having spotted a few on Pinterest I decided to try my hand at designing one. Here’s what happened …

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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0009

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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I blinked! and somehow September slipped away before I could find my feet for the sketchPLATE. I’m scoring it up as an “its 2020 just roll with it” month … … moving on to October’s sketchPLATE Saturday AND the all new sketchPLATE Saturday podcasts. Overall, this page is kind of intended to be is a florist’s dream come true; the finished page bubbles and froths with flowers!

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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE 0007

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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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0006

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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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0005

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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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0004

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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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0002

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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Anita Richards Designs | Featured Image | sketchPLATE Saturday 0003

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…