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!).
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.
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!).
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. :))