Happy Monday, guys! Today we are introducing a new blog series...The Anatomy of a Double Page Layout by Shelly Jaquet. We know you guys will LOVE this series. Shelly is such a talented scrapbooker and her two page layouts are always awe-inducing.
In a world dominated by one page layouts, one scrapper dares to buck the trend.
Supplies: Collectable-Notable- 'Silly' Cheery patterned paper, ''Love This' Devoted patterned paper, 'Memo' Reminder patterned paper,'Cute' Petite patterned paper, enamel dots, decorative tape;Collectable-Remarkable:decorative tape;Collectable-Memorable:decorative tape,6x6 paper pad;Collectable-Unforgettable:'Happiness' Delight patterned paper, decorative pins;The Sweetest Thing-'Sunshine' die cut title;Decorative Tape Sets- Red/Turquoise,Yellow/Grey,Pink/Orange;Misc:pop dots,zig pen,vellu,Marvy Uchida heart punches,EK Success leaf punch,Fiskars star punch, Martha Stewart tag punch
Okay. In all seriousness, I read over and over on message board and blogs that double page layouts are a challenge, but for me it just gives me the ability to really tell a story with lots of pictures.
I am here today to give you a little inside look of how I pull a doubler off.
After pulling my pictures together, I put pencil to paper and sketch out an idea of where I want my page to go. Sometimes, I might have a couple of ideas.
As you can see, I have two different ideas for this layout. Once I have my pictures back from the printer, I lay then out on two sheets of white cardstock and push my pictures around until something clicks for me.
By using the white background, I am really able to see what colors pop from my pictures giving me a great starting point for choosing paper.
I actually had these pictures of my kids’ month by month summary sitting on my desk, when the new Collectable Collection showed up on my doorstep.
Once I saw the bright rainbow of colors, I let those pretty little papers guide the way. It was only natural to go with the sunburst sketch.
I kept my white base and I was able to easily draw out my lines.
I wanted even strips for my burst. I had my protractor handy. Yes, I have plenty of rulers and my protractor right next to me at all times. It must be the engineer in me.
I had six colors I wanted to use, so at each 30degree interval, I marked it out.
Then, I took my ruler to draw out each of the bursts.
Cutting the burst is pretty easy. I started with the top. That burst was small enough to use a 6x6 sheet, so I pulled out my paper pads instead of cutting up a large sheet of 12x12.
I placed the sheet on top of the white paper and marked the edges of the burst onto the pink paper.
I aligned those pencil marks on my trimmer, and holding my paper tight, I could easily cut my triangle burst.
This will be the only burst that you will have to measure and trim exactly until you get to the bottom section.
The next two burst are just two strips of paper in which I could layer under each other to create their own triangle without having to try to line up and trim perfect triangle bursts.
I then repeated this same process with the bottom section, starting with the bottom burst this time.
Once I had my paper into place, I was then able to add to it. With the new decorative tapes sitting next to me on my desk in a rainbow of colors, I decided to use some of those pretties!
I finished the burst off with the sunshine die cut from The Sweetest Thing collection.
I wanted to bring the rainbow to the left side of the layout, so I used those open spots to embellish with patterned paper. With so many pictures keeping that side busy, I wanted to keep those spots fairly simple. I punched some shapes out of the same patterned paper for a tone on tone look using pop dots to make them stand out.
I felt they still needed a little more pow, so I pulled out my enamel dots in matching colors to place on each of the shapes. Yep, that is just what they needed!
Since each of these pictures was taken one month at a time, I wanted to include the names of the month. I tried putting them on the picture, but that was a too busy.
I decided to print out the names of the months on strips of white cardstock and add that to the embellished spots.
So...there you have it; just one view of how my brain works when creating a double page layout. If you’ve made it this far, thank you for joining me today!
Hopefully someday, a double page layout won’t be so intimidating for you.