Hello everyone! This is Shelly with another behind the scenes look at the makings of a double page layout.
This month, I am jumping on the task of LOTS of pictures! 25 pictures to be exact.
With the holidays in full swing, I was itching to pull out the Mistletoe Magic Collection. Last week our family elf, Rexy, came back to visit for the month. My kids were over the moon excited to see his return, and cannot wait to search for him each morning. They started to reminisce about all the places he was found last year, so that gave me the perfect page idea.
Supplies: Mistletoe Magic: “Santas” patterned paper, “Ornaments” patterned paper, “Snow Flakes” patterned paper, “Trees” patterned paper, “Collage” patterned paper, 6x6 designer paper pad, decorative buttons, decorative brads, enamel dots, chipboard elements; Cut & Paste-Flair: “Wow” pattern paper;Other: circle punch, string, thickers, silhouette.
As always, I started off with a sketch. I knew I was going to have to go with lots of small photos.
I pulled up each day of Rexy’s adventures. Lucky for me, I had almost all vertical shots making it super easy to plan. With so many pictures, I opted for small film strips.
Each of the small pictures is approximately 1.5”x2.5” in size. I really wanted to highlight the first day by enlarging it to a 5x7. Then I came across my only day that really needed to be horizontal to get the full picture of the scene. I sized that one to be 4x3 with a white matte and placed it off of my focal point picture.
Then it was time to play with papers and colors! Like I said earlier, I was just itching to play with the Mistletoe Magic Collection. I just love those playful colors and patterns. With so many pictures with lots of busy colors in each of them, I thought it would be fun to toss in the nice classic Chalk Studio.
Once I placed my pictures on various patterns, I actually discovered I loved the chalk look, but you couldn’t see the fun patterns that were on the Chalk Studio papers. So, I pulled out the Cut & Paste Flair “Wow” patterned paper.
The B-side is the blank slate of a chalkboard. Perfect to let my pictures really pop and take center stage. This also allowed me to add in just a touch more color using lots of fun embellishments and patterns to give it that extra wow.
Circles are by far my favorite go-to when adding extra color to my pages. I layered pattern paper, chipboard, buttons, brads, and enamel dots in a cluster.
After layering and blocking various patterned papers to give my focal picture a nice stage to be showcased on, I wanted to mimic those same clusters of circle embellishments on the left side of my layout, too.
As with previous months, I know the double page is not everyone’s cup of tea, so I wanted to remind everyone that with every double page layout, there are two single pages of inspiration too.
The left side is a great fit for those who love to scrapbook only a few pictures at a time.
The right side is the perfect fit for those that have LOTS of memories to fit onto a page.
Thank you so much for stopping by again today! I hope I have inspired you to pull out those pretty papers and scrap a double page layout (or maybe even a single or two). Have an amazing day!