Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Scrapbook Kits & Coordinating Paper

As I've mentioned, I'm a huge fan of scrapbooking kits for those of us who are just starting out. In this next layout, I nixed the idea of creating two 12 x 12 pages for each event (phew!). The kit I picked up at Michael's came with about five different patterned papers - all of which coordinated beautifully. In this page, I used four of those patterns and pieced them together in this order:

Step One: I selected the polka-dot paper for my base page.

Step Two: I selected the dark brown wood-like paper for my photo mattes. (I wanted to select a paper that matched the dark brown polka-dots in the base page, and also one which would make the outfits in the photos "pop".) I matted the photos using glue dots and my trusty Fiskars and set them aside.

Step Three: I picked the busier two toned leafy pattern and cut big blocks of it to place over the base page. (Truthfully, this is where the art of scrapping gets a little tricky. You sorta just have to play around with the blocks and the matted photos from Step Two to figure out the overall "look" of your page.)

Step Four: I picked a fourth paper, which had a larger leafy pattern and lots of empty space for journaling. (I also cut a small piece of this paper and placed it behind my vellum title. More about vellum titles later. )

Novice tip: By using "blocks" of the busier leafy pattern paper AND of the larger leafy pattern paper, I created some repetition and balance. Result? Fabulous layout, if I do say so myself!

1 comment:

  1. Keke, you asked about a frame I had posted on my blog. I got it as Hobby Lobby. It is a frame that you assemble and choose the dimensions of the sides. Mine was 8x8 but you can pick any number of combinations of sizes. Any frame shop should have the same DIY frames! I hope that helps! Shelley Haganman (scrappergirl)


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