Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two-Page Tuesday: My Scrapbook Process

I have quite a few pictures from our niece's wedding in June. Might be because Phil was their wedding photographer. That many photos for an important family event means I'll be scrapping a two-page layout. I whittled my pile of pictures down to these choices. I always try to include a mix of portrait and landscape shots. I need options.

Then I chose products. Teresa Collins' She Said collection has been in my stash since the beginning of the year, so I'm excited to pull it out and use it. I think this will work well.

For two-page layouts, I almost always select a sketch. The latest Paperclipping Roundtable podcast was all about using sketches as starting points. Allison Davis was one of the guests. So nice to see her around again. She said that she just picks a sketch she likes and makes it work with her photos and supplies. So I gave that a try. Here's my background layer.

Next I laid out the photos. These 5 made the final cut.

Next I worked in the title and some embellishing.

I saved a spot for my journaling strips and this layered flower embellishment. I haven't used flowers on a page for quite some time. This was fun.

One final embellishment group of flowers. Not as much fancy layering, but that's okay.

Here's the finished page. As I look it over, I'm pleased with the way the photos stand out, I love the colors and the visual triangle that leads my eye across both pages. I'm good with this one. Using the sketch made the process go quickly.

So how about you - sketches or no? If yes, how do you decide when to use one? For me, if it's a two-pager or I want a faster pace, then I turn to a sketch. One thing I would NEVER do is use a sketch and then submit the page as my own design, but I bet you knew that, didn't you?

15 comments:

  1. I agree - I use templates and sketches when I don't feel like designing my own page. That's why when I use them I very rarely modify them - otherwise what would be the point of being lazy? ;)

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  2. I love using sketches, and often modify either 12x12 or 24x12 sketches to my scrapbook style of 2-pg 8.5x11 layouts. Gorgeous collection, love using matching products!!

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  3. what a great layout!
    i really don't use sketches- i make them for moxxie --lol!! but i don't use them in my personal scrapping -- now i do love to do sketch challenges every once in awhile and that is really nice because it doesn't take that long to complete the layout and it sometimes jumps starts my mojo!

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  4. Love the layered flower and the circle banner. You selected a great mix of photos. That was a touch choice to get down to only 5.

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  5. This is so beautiful, Sue. I love the flowers and banner work.

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  6. GORGEOUS!! I too am loving the flowers and banner work!

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  7. Absolutely fantastic! What a gorgeous 2 pager! Beautiful job Sue!

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  8. I like the idea of sketches, and pin them al the time but rarely use them. I love how this one turned out. I like seeing other peoples' process too, so thanks for sharing!

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  9. I love your 2 pager. You did a great job using all the pics.

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  10. I love sketches, but I find I never reference them that much...I always want too though. Not sure what happens in my process :)

    Love what you did with this one, and the colors are beautiful!

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  11. So beautiful Sue, and I think the Teresa Collins collection was the perfect choice to go along with the wedding photos!

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  12. This is so pretty - love the colors and details :)

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  13. Fabulous 2-pager! The colors are perfect for your photos. It was fun to hear Allison talk about her sketches. I turn SG's sketch books so often. LOVE them. :)

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  14. This is just so lovely, Sue!
    Enjoyed seeing your process :)

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