Monday, February 27, 2012

My Scrapbook Process: Clean and Simple

Here's a peek at how I created this clean and simple layout.
Phil built this cute little table easel for me. Actually, he made four of them! They are for displaying pages in progress, so I can take a look at my work in different stages of completion. 
For this layout, I started with four rectangular photos, a strip of cardstock and a strip of patterned paper. It makes a pleasing grid design, but looks rather boxy. My next step will be to create a title that introduces some other shapes and softens the angles.
The wavy sticker border breaks up the straight line, the die cut circles provide a place for letters, and the stitching brings it all together. Another favorite technique of mine is placing an embellishment at the point where all four photo corners meet.
The journaling box is rectangle with a visual triangle of embellishments to add other shapes.

With the photos, title and journaling all in place, my clean and simple layout is finished. I used Echo Park's Summer Days for most of the page. The twine and pink jewel are from Doodlebug's Christmas collections. I avoided the themed elements in these lines and just enjoyed working with the happy colors.


The striped circle is a Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Pinking Circle die. I've purchased a few more circle dies in different patterns so I can do more layering like this. Do you enjoy seeing process posts like this one, or is the finished page enough? I welcome your feedback, suggestions, and requests!

20 comments:

  1. oh i love those easels!!! does your hubby want to sell one?

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  2. I really like this layout, and I like to see the progress! It's fun. And I would also be interested in one of those easels!

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  3. Love the LO! It's always fun to see a layout about knitting :)

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  4. Those easels are a gtreat idea. Really gives you a different look at your layout!
    So cute that your layout is about knitting!

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  5. Those easels are fabulous!
    And such a great layout with pretty bright colors!

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  6. Very nice. I was thinking about putting up a wire with clips to do the same thing. Love the bright colors!

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  7. I love looking at the process of making a LO. Nice colors on your LO and the easel is a great idea!

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  8. I really enjoy the behind the scenes process of things. Terrific LO.

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  9. Fun, colorful layout! I don't knit, but I love to crochet.

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  10. As always stunning ...clean and vibrant...love this Sue you... rock!!! hugs...xoxo

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  11. I enjoyed seeing the progress. Fun to see how other scrappers think through the process. That easel is pretty cool! Your page is bright and well-balanced.

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  12. Love your page! Great easel also! What a great idea.

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  13. That easel is so cool! It really helps to be able to see your work at a different angle. Love the details - the little flower and brad in the center and the way you did your title. Great page to capture how you are learning more about knitting!

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  14. Thanks for the peek into your process! Those easels are SO cool!!

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  15. Thanks for sharing your process...love the brightness of your LO!
    Alison xx

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  16. Wow, what a major difference the embellishments, title and journaling made. For some reason, the embellishments are the hardest part for me sometimes. Love how you shared your process.

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  17. Those easels are great and I lioved eeing your process. Great page!

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  18. Those photos are so cool together -- nifty! Love the inside look into your process too. Oh, and the easels are great! Go Phil!

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