Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Two-Page Tuesday: Current Favorite Techniques

It's been a while since I've done a two-page layout. A pile of event photos, a story waiting to be told, and a sketch from the talented Allison Davis are all I need to get started.

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It's also been a while since I worked a week of VBS, and I'm not gonna lie. By the time Friday came, I was tired! But it was a good week and worth the effort.


This layout features a few techniques I'm currently enjoying. First, sewing templates. I've been collecting the sets from Amy Tangerine and trying to use them more. I always like the results.


Second, putting raised adhesive behind my stickers. At first I thought, why bother? They're already sticky! But I do like the added dimension, so I changed my mind on that one.


Last of all, vellum. I like using it to tone down a busy or too-bright patterned paper, but in this case I wrote on it to help my journaling stand out a bit more. 

I'm not very cutting edge when it comes to techniques, as you can probably tell. There has to be a reason for me to try one out. How about you? Do you like new techniques just to try something new? Or do you need some motivation to attempt one?

16 comments:

  1. Your pages show so much energy which is perfect for the topic. It's been years since I did VBS and I can imagine it would be exhausting. Love the stitched chevrons. Such a fun touch!. Sometimes I try a technique just for fun but usually on a card or mixed media project first. For scrapbooking, there needs to be a reason.

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  2. you always do a great job with those sketches!! fun papers

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  3. Love the stitching, Sue. This is a great two-pager! I try a new technique if it's something I've seen and it appeals to me, I have the product to attempt it, and it works with my projects. :)

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  4. Love the big circle! Two-page layouts make such a nice inmpression, I love them! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I really like the journaling on vellum. I haven't tried that yet. I collect new ideas/techniques to try on a pinterest board, but I don't do them very often. I try them when I'm feeling extra creative! ;)

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  6. Awesome two pager! I love the stitched arrows and the use of vellum to tone down the pp!

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  7. What a fun two-page layout! I agree, VBS can be exhausting! :>)

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  8. That raised border looks good, just as the rest of the layout does :)

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  9. This is so fun, Sue! I always have trouble scrapping VBS photos, because of all of the colors going on in the photos. But I love how you used the patterned papers to coordinate with your pictures. Such a fun double pager!!

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  10. Great two pager, love the brought colors :)

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  11. Fabulous two pager! The patterns are so dynamic and I love the stitched chevrons. My eyes went right there and to the photos. I love techniques but don't do them on every page. I usually let the photos tell me whether they can stand up to the extras or if they need room to breathe. :)

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  12. Great two pager!
    Love the large, dynamic circle.
    I have the alphabet stencil and have yet to use it, but want to. Need to :)
    I am not a technique type of person, so I usually need inspiration or a little push.
    But I will definitely try new things.

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  13. I love techniques because they are funny and often a cheap way to replace premade items ! Your layout is really beautiful.

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  14. What pretty pattern play on those pages, Sue. It seems like I rarely have enough photos for two page spreads anymore.

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  15. Lovely LO! I am not very big on techniques either - maybe that's why I like your LOs so much! Often I pick them up when I have a reason to. For example, I recently bough some white paint that I apply directly to my background page when I want to journal on the background paper but the pattern is too dark or busy. I also heat emboss often when I want to make sure my stamped title will be visible against a dark or busy background (I guess stamping is another technique I like to use because it is an economical way to embellish. Maybe I am more technique-oriented than I thought!).

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