Now that it is summer time, I have had a lot more time to do what I want for the most part which I have been able to fill in with a lot of scrapbooking. This weekend was no exception to that as I was able to complete a total of 6 pages! 4 single pages and a double pager!
As many of you know, my primary focus is finishing up my wedding album. Well, May Flaum issued a challenge as a part of Camp Scrap to create a layout in 30 minutes. What a challenge that was! I grabbed a photo that I knew was in my pile to scrap for the wedding and went to work.
Grabbed some much loved (and hoarded) American Crafts paper from at least three years ago that I could never bear to cut into and started working with some layers and punching.
Got all the pieces adhered where I wanted to and then went to embellishing. I knew I really couldnâ€™t over think things as time was against me.
I finished in about 32 minutes including the journaling and photos throughout so I was pleased with that and it helped get one more piece of the wedding albums done.
Next up, I wanted to create a two page spread for the plethora of photos that I had from opening presents at my bridal shower. I had a total of 17 photos and wanted to use as many as possible.
I had seen the above sketch online earlier this week and saved it to my phone for inspiration. I decided to use the basics of this for the layout at hand.
First step was to cut down cardstock to the size of the space the photos would be taking up on my page. I cut 2 pieces at 8â€ x 6â€ and then 2 piece at 4â€ x 6â€.
Then I went through the photos and chose the appropriate size for them based on what room I had on the cardstock. Iâ€™ve done this many times in the past when creating collages or grids of pictures as it helps keep your boundaries and gives you a foundation for things to be straight.
After looking at all the bright color in my photos, I went through my stash and pulled out papers with pinks, grey, cream and black and cut them down to work for the various accents among the page.
Once I had the foundation down it was time to start embellishing until it looked â€œrightâ€ to me. I will tell you that several times throughout the process I was HATING this layout. I thought it was horrible but I just kept on adding. I knew that I could salvage it in some way.
First up was adding in the popped up circles near the top on top of the doily paper.
Then it was adding some die cuts on top of the pink chevron paper.
Then I began working in the bottom right corner to build it up with a Jillibean Sticker, rhinestone brad, small brads, and a Cosmo Cricket sticker.
Then the bottom left corner needed something so I went to my Amy Tangerine Daybook and cut out one of the pink flowers and trimmed it to fit in the corner and also cut down a piece of the text page to serve as a visual point between photos on the left side.
Next, I wanted to get the title down so I grabbed my Amy Tangerine Thickers and got down part of the title that I then filled in with Making Memories Tiny Alphas in black and white.
After all of the futzing was done, I grabbed a piece of gray polka dot paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan 6×6 paper pad and cut small strips that I turned into banners for my journaling to rest on. I liked how this muted down the black chevron.
Since I had leftover pieces of the black chevron at the bottom, I added it up to where it lined up with the pink chevron and it popped off the page that way.
Once the flowers, twine and other finishing touches were added, I was quite pleased with my double page layout. Now, these are definitely a challenge for me because I donâ€™t have a ton of photos for most events that I want to use. I think I am creating 1 double pager for every 50 single pages I create and they wear me out!