Monday, November 7, 2011

Two-page Week, Part 1

Two-page Sketch #22

You can download and print this sketch by clicking on the two-page sketches link found under the "printable sketches" tab on the right sidebar.

"51 at Apple Hill" by Christine Chain
Supplies - patterned paper: Echo Park, American Crafts, Imaginesce, Authentique; letter stickers: Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd. and American Crafts; brads: My Mind's Eye (Lush); ink: Tsukineko; other: pop dots and embroidery floss

1) The first change I made was that I included an extra photo.

I always crop, edit, and resize my photos in PSE before I print them. This time I made the height of all my photos 4" and then I played around until I liked how the fit on a 8"x4" block. Originally I had them arranged differently, so I had my two group photos separated. Then I realized that if I wanted one of my kids to be in the center photo, I was going to have to cut their face in half to have their photo on two pages. That's why I love playing in PSE first!

2) I used the pumpkin and apple stickers from American Crafts instead of a flower up near my title. I layered a phrase sticker from Bella Blvd on top.

I added the cloud behind them because I thought a little blue would help the colors pop.

3) Again I swapped out the flowers (and used more pumpkins, apples, and a scarecrow).

I used a few more phrase stickers from Bella Blvd. I'm so glad I got these! The phrases were perfect for this layout! I also omitted the swirls. My paper and pictures were busy enough and I think the swirls, as pretty as they are, would've been too much on this layout.

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"Santa Claus is Coming to Town" by Shari Thurman
Supplies - Patterned paper and Chipboard embellishments: Echo Park; Adhesive: ATG by Scotch; Ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink (Dark Brown); Thread: Coats and Clark

Variation #1: I adjusted some of the measurements of some of the strips to make it work with my pattern papers.

Variation #2: My title is smaller. I wanted to use one of the titles that came with my paper collection, so I matted it, stitched around the edges and embellished with chipboard elements.

Variation #3: I moved my journaling spot and adjusted location of my embellishments.

Variation #4: I wanted to use some supporting photos, so I replaced one of the 4x4" photos with four 2x2" photos.


Crafty Texan said...

What a fun sketch! Great adaptations from the ladies too. I love how you include detailed pics of embelishments on the layouts. Thank you. :)

dawn said...

Love seeing all the holiday layouts, always a favorite.

These came out fun and colorful with the theme papers. Love them

Anonymous said...

I love this layout, it is so flexible. I've used it for lots of different themes. Thanks for the great inspiration!