Double Page Layout - A Tutorial

by - December 26, 2011

Hello everyone! Hope you guys are enjoying the winter holidays with your near and dear. Few more days left of 2011! Wowza!! Before this year comes to an end, I would like to share a picture tutorial with you which I've been planning for a while. So let me get on to it, ya?

As soon as I received my Amy Tangerine goodies, I decided to make a layout. My initial plan was to do a one page LO, but then I wanted all the photos to come together in one project. So I decided to use Shimelle's sketch that I received as a part of her online class called 'Pretty Paper Party'. When you have many photos to work with and don't know how to go about with it or when you simply don't know where to start, having a sketch really helps. Whenever I find a sketch online, I bookmark or save it on my pc it and use it whenever required.


As you must have noticed, this layout is about my husband and son. All of these photos were taken during our trip to Italy in 2010. They are 4"x4" in size. I had seven photos to work with and decided to use this design for the photo placement. I just couldn't fit the seventh photo in here and decided to leave it out. Oh, and I also changed the sides here - in the sketch the photos were supposed to be on left, but on my layout I kept them on right.

Then I used the washi tapes and fabric patterened paper (which has adhesive backing) to form a grid design. I was still playing around with the placement of photos and this is what I had in mind after the grid was done.

Who can resist Amy Tangerine's sticker book? I decided to use couple of stickers from the book to fill up the grid. Then I adhered the photos with my adhesive (which, btw, I bought from Daiso for just seven dirhams!).

I also used a layered embellishment (from the same collection). I love the picture of a key on it. It symbolizes 'key to my heart' for me. ;) This is a double page layout right? The right side of this layout is done and it's time to move onto the left side.

I adhered the patterend paper and also a strip on the bottom to sort of give it a finished look.

A bit of washi tape. ;)

Decided to stick down the title - I pondered on the title for atleast half an hour before deciding on 'two peas in a pod'.

For me journalling is an important aspect of scrapbooking. Ofcourse, when I'am feeling crafty and playful I don't bother much about journalling. But here, I had already decided that the left side would be for journaling. Nothing else.

Well that was the idea, but then I remembered that I had one photo which I had left out as there was not enough space on the right side. I decided to use that photo here, sort of as a part of the title. And I love that photo so much that I just couldn't let it go. heeee ;) I also used a sticker from the book (that I showed above). I love the quote on the sticker - some journey cannot be put into words. Oh my! It matches the theme of this layout perfectly!

Now it's time for journalling. This took me another hour or so mainly because my daughter woke up from her nap and needed her mommy. When she was happy playing around, I sneaked back into my room and wrote down whatever I had in my mind.

Once the journalling was done, I decided to use my brand new (ahem ahem) brad setter tool and the set of brads that I had bought from Daiso (again for seven dirhams!).

I placed the brad in the middle of the sticker (again from the book) to give it an added dimension.

And ta-daaa! My double page is done! Pretty simple right? Sometimes I prefer to keep it simple and finish quickly. And sometimes I want to take it slow with ink, paint, mists, stamp and everything I can grab from my supplies. :))

So there you go, a finished double page layout for you.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and would come back for more. If you have any questions, please feel free to drop a question in the comment box.

See you soon!

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  1. wonderful lo and journaling .glad to know that ur frm dxb .

  2. Nice Blog. I love scrapbooking. Thanks for joining me.

  3. wow...LOVELY... i am not much into scrapbooking still but would love to try it out soon...

  4. How beautiful ! Got your link from ICR
    Cheers from Bangalore, India

  5. Woww!! Neat!! You know what? I have the same set of brads that I bought from Daiso at Lamcy Plaza!! :D

  6. hi neelu....all ur works r awsome dear....creating memory is a wonderful thought...really superb..



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