Monday, February 4, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: 5 Easy Steps

Today I have another Peek at My Process for your blog surfing enjoyment. Here's how a recent layout came together. My son and his cousins in their Hawaiian shirts from years back was the inspiration for this page. 


Step #1. Neutral Colors for the Background: gray cardstock, photo matted on white cardstock, a Silhouette cut background.
Step #2. Accent Colors: patterned paper for a border and filling in some of the Silhouette cut. Title and journaling layered on top. Time to Tweak!
Step #3. First Tweak: added a bright yellow to the border, which makes the whole page happier.
Step #4. Second Tweak: embellished around two sides of the photo to draw attention to it.
Step #5. Third Tweak: added dimension with buttons; going tone-on-tone is a nice finishing touch without overwhelming the page.


Collection Featured: Pebbles Seen & Noted
Here is the finished layout. Unlike many of my pages, this one came together quickly, without too many changes or detours. I love it when that happens! I also love the opportunity to use flower patterns on a boy page, and those shirts asked for it!

23 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful page. Would be a great one to frame. I love that Silhouette cut background and how you filled in some of the spaces with pattern.

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  2. So nice to see how this came together! I love the diecut background and how you filled it with paper and added in to the buttons.

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  3. OH...I love the way you used that silhouette cut!Beautiful!

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  4. Great page, Sue!
    Fun to see it come together.
    I agree that the little addition of yellow border made your page pop more.
    Love the addition of buttons, too :)

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  5. Absolutely amazing! Love that silhouette background! Fabulous job!

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  6. Oh my Sue! I love this!! Filling in that silhouette background was a perfect idea to highlight that picture! Love it!

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  7. Beautiful layout!!! Yellow is the perfect accent color!!

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  8. I love your progress. It was great to see how your layouts come together. Sometimes I should plan better with my cameo, I don't usually start there unless I have several already cut out

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  9. Beautiful layout Sue.... hugs...xoxo

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  10. Great layout, love the step by step process :)

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  11. Awesome layout. Love to see it come together. Amazing how much that yellow border and the buttons add to the page! :)

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  12. Great step outs on this FUN page! Love those shirts! LOL!

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  13. Love watching the progression! Great page!

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  14. Great layout. The floral pp really adds to it.

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  15. Love it!!! The use of your die cut is awesome!

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  16. Great page Sue!! Love the small border of the stripes around the edge of your page and that Silhouette cut background turned out really awesome!

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  17. Great layout and I love the process.

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  18. I'm really enjoying seeing your scrapping process ... Lots of ideas, thank you

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  19. I love how the bright yellow border really lifts the page and makes it so happy! x

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  20. I came back to tell you I saw this again (I thought for sure I'd already left a comment here) on the MSD video - and got to hear your voice just a little. As the gals on the video said, this is publish-worthy polished! Fab page, Sue!

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