Sketch of the Month by Caroline Rondel

This month Caroline came up with a great sketch to inspire you! I love the little photo grouping!
And, here’s what the final product could look like:Thanks, Caroline for giving us a great sketch to go off of this month! If you create a layout based on her sketch and leave a comment with a link you’ll be entered in our giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to our shop!

Also, at this time we are going to open up the blog for you to leave a comment and ask Caroline any question (well… mainly scrapbook related) that you’d like! Some of the questions will be answered in our Q & A on February 22nd and… every person that submits a question will also be entered into our giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to our shop! Everyones welcome to enter, if you enter anonymously please leave your first name and last names initial!

Good luck, everyone!
XO, Elle


  1. I have kind of a random question. Living in France, are there many supply stores like in the United States, or do you have to shop mostly online? Is ther ea magazine like Creating Keepsakes in France?

    Thanks for sharing your work you have some great work!


  2. Jingle says

    Caroline, you obviously have a very art inspired style. That being the case, I am curious to know what drives you to create. I would like to know what inspires you, but also what excites you and gets you creating? Why do you do it?

  3. I noticed on your blog (which is fabulous), that you do mini albums and altered items too! What do you tend to do most, layouts, altered items, cards, mini albums, etc?

  4. Rebecca says

    I was wondering about your process of designing a sketch like the one above….do you design a sketch based on the photos you want to use, or visa versa, design the sketch first and then find photos that you think will work well with the sketch? Thanks!

  5. Dear Caroline (Chère Caroline), I noticed that as far as I know you that you adore to use “secondhand” products to give them a second life in your creations. Don’t you think scrapbooking (and mixed media) is changing. It is becoming more eco-friendly, green and scrappers try to become eco-designers (éco-conception -> in french) I mean : use old things that wouln’t become waste and “transform” them to become perfect embellishments ! When I see your creations I am happy to see that we can create and by the same way also we can protect environment ! Wouldn’t you love to create a site/blog or book to share and provide all these ? Thank you soooo much !! Smooches from Belgium ๐Ÿ˜‰

  6. Cass says

    Where do you get your inspiration from?

  7. carpediem says

    Your creations are wonderful Caroline. I love the mini books and journals that you’ve created. I’d be interested in knowing if papercrafting and stamping is as popular in France as it is in the United States and Canada.

  8. Mandy says

    Thanks for the fun sketch! Caroline, the work on your blog is amazing, adding you to my faves! I especially love the pregancy-album, so my question is about that one actually, did you make it during your pregnancy step by step, or did you make that afterwards and add journaling afterwards? (I can’t read French ๐Ÿ™‚
    I flipped the sketch 90 degrees to the right and noticed a treeshape, so i made a tree as a base, title “It’s all in the process”, it’s on my blog

  9. chefamily says

    I love the different layers and textures that you use. Where do you keep all of your embelishments? How do you organize them?

  10. Kim M says

    When you design a sketch, do you do it on paper first and do you just dive head first and do it all on the computer?

  11. Joli says

    What comes first the layout or the sketch? Do you have specific photos you want to use and make a sketch around the number and size of your photos? Or do you make a sketch and then pick your pics?

    Your sketch is super fun, I can’t wait to use it!

  12. Shawna says

    What is your favorite Elles Studio product? ๐Ÿ˜€

  13. Sasha says

    I am going to have to try this sketch .. love it ..


  14. Darcy says

    Darcy R. in KY

  15. paloma1815 says

    Hi Lillith! i’d like to know how many time you need to make a layout like this… congrats! paloma1815

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