Hey everyone! This is Shelly again with this month’s dose of the makings of a double page layout.
The wind and snow have been blowing here in Ohio, which is the perfect time to start a fire and cozy up to my craft table. This month, I chose to let the season around me inspire me. I have been slowly filling in gaps for my son’s past albums. The next stop on my list was the winter of 2011-2012.
Supplies: Jubilee: Tangerine – “Honor” Traveler Paper, “Awesome” Shield Paper, “Story” Triangle Paper, “Adventure” Be Daring Paper, 6x6 Designer Paper Pad, “Story” Journal Cards, “Awesome” Enamel Dots; Mint Julep – “Journey” Adventure Paper, “Journey” Journal Cards; Joyous – Decorative Brads, Decorative Tape; Sleigh Bells – Decorative Brads
I started off with my sketch. I always have lots and lots of pictures when it comes to documenting my season summary pages, so the big block of pictures always works perfectly for these. I sized all of the “indoor-around the house” pictures at 2x3. I stuck with the two larger pictures at 3.5x5 for the “outdoor” fun. Crazy enough, we only had a couple of snow falls during this winter. I was lucky to have actually taken these. The snow melted right after lunch that day!
When it came to choosing papers, I grabbed various blues, a red, and yellow. In the end, you will see that I ended up tossing out the yellow and replaced it with a touch of woodgrain instead. I know it could really be a Fourth of July page, but I loved how bold and cool the colors were together.
I kicked off my page by adhering all of my pictures. I knew I wanted that diagonal blue stripe to be my background next to the block of pictures. Then, it was time to get creative.
I chose a few of the Journaling Cards from the Jubilee Collection. These are not just for your Project Life layouts, but for traditional pages too! I am a big fan of customizing and layering them.
After getting most of my left-side into place, I tackled the right-side; the side that I could really have fun and create with endless possibilities. I know some of you aren’t fans of double-page layouts, so this is where I hope I can inspire you.
I loved the look of the die-cut 3x3 journal card and really wanted to re-create that same look on this side of my layout. After seeing the “Hello,” I knew that it would work perfectly as part of my title. I know that word has been beaten to death in this community, but I still love it!
To create a nice flow of the woodgrain, I layered a couple more in for good measure with my journaling card. I was really going back and forth about how to add a little something extra this side of my page. I played with some extra patterned paper over the red dots, but fell in love with adding some texture tone-on-tone by placing a few enamel dots over the big red polka dots.
I liked how it added just a little extra something, without overpowering the rest of my page. It is always a fine line when you are creating with so many pictures. Even though most of my pictures were on the other side of the layout, they still add extra chaos that you don’t want to compete with.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you all have a wonderful day!