Mixing colors & patterns~2 Page Layout

After going through our scrapbooks in the last couple weeks, I realized that I haven’t shared or created a two page layout in a long time!!  I’ve really missed creating two page layouts.  I always take a lot of pictures and want to include as many as possible in my scrapbooks.  As much as I love my one page layouts, I’m making big strides in getting more two page layouts done.  I know I’ll never be “caught up”, but a girl can dream right?!  Two page layouts with multiple pictures definitely make my scrapping go faster.  I also tend to use less patterned paper because I use card stock for my base and build my layout up from there.  

I created this two page spread with my July Gossamer Blue Kit and added some Lawn Fawn wood veneers and SpiegelMom Scraps Washi Tapes from my Etsy Shop.

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I adore my GB kits and July’s kit was full of a variety of colors and patterns, vellum paper, flair, chipboard stickers and puffy stickers.  I used six 4×6″ photos and only trimmed down the one of Abby chasing the chickens to 3×3″.  I trimmed my patterned papers to about 5×7″ and staggered them randomly behind where I wanted my photos.  I also used smaller pieces of patterned paper, about 1×5″ and layered them underneath the 5×7″ patterned papers to add more layers.  Layering Tip ~ add your adhesive to the middle of your patterned papers and photos, that way you can easily tuck other papers and elements behind them.

Don’t be afraid to mix up your letter stickers and Thickers for your title either!  I have sheets {and sheets} of letter stickers and Thickers, but some are starting to run out of the vowels. I hate when that happens!  Using a variety of stickers is a good way to stretch out your alphas and not use too many vowels from one set all at once.  

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I added some Mr. Huey’s Sunshine ink and my SpiegelMom Scraps Red & Yellow Chevron Washi Tapes.  I love the pop of color and pattern my washi tapes add to my projects.  I placed my chevron washi tapes in a visual triangle across my layout spread.  This helps to draw your eye through the entire layout and adds fun little pops of color.

Even though I used a variety of colors and patterned papers, I still wanted to pull in some of the colors of our girls coloring.  This was easy with the embellishments included in the kit.  You know our girls and the color pink! 

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Do you find it difficult to use the patterned vellums out there now?  I find them easier to use when I cut them up and add them to my layouts and cards in small pieces.  The red, light green and aqua along the bottom of the page above is actually from a 12×12″ vellum sheet in my GB Kit.  Cutting it up allowed me to add a pop of color along my layout’s edge.  Give it a try!

Thanks for stopping by today and don’t forget to join me and my Memory Works Design Team members for our Fall Catalog Blog Hop!!

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 Happy Scrapping & I’ll see ya tomorrow!!
~ Jody

 

 

 

 

 

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