Thursday, August 27, 2015

16 Page Daytrip Scrapbook with Seaside - Part 4

I'm back today with part 4 of my daytrip album.  Before I get on with the pictures and info, I want to make sure that you know that some of these items get discontinued  in just a few days. The Seaside Workshop on the Go will be leaving, and the Paper Fundamentals are changing from the current geometric patterns to a more doodle-like look.  Be sure to order ASAP if you want either of these items!

Here is today's first layout:


Seriously, is there anything cuter than penguins? I found a fun way to add more pattern to this layout using just cardstock. I cut a full size overlay using the Cricut Artbooking cartridge, and turned it upside down from the way it's shown in the handbook so it looks like waves. I also added some ink distressing in Desert Sand, to tone down the Lagoon a bit and tie it in with the papers from the kit some more.


I made the fun title with the Keyboard Alphabet stamps and patterned paper letters cut using the Artiste Cricut cartridge.


The paper strips make a nice  base for the photos to "sit" on. I cut the border embellishments from the same pattern paper as the title letters, using the Artistry Cricut cartridge.  I added a few sequins for interest.


Here's a great way to use large photos and keep your layout balanced. This sketch from Scrapbook Generation uses a large panel and connected strips across the bottom to add weight to the single picture and really place the focus there. It nicely balances the simple grouping of photos on the opposite corner of the layout.


I used the Paper Fundamentals for a subtle pattern on the large panel - it pairs nicely with the multi-color pattern on the strips. The title uses only a portion of a stamp image from the kit, as well as the Keyboard Alphabet again. A grouping of sequins again adds some interest.


More stickers from the Complements, plus a few embellishments, make a fun little scene below the focal point photo.

Only 4 more pages left to share - be sure to come back and check it out! Here's a handy list of the products I used for the whole album:

Seaside Workshop on the Go
August 2015 SOTM
Paper Fundamentals - Adventure (Pear)
Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy (Sorbet, Glacier)
CS in Glacier, Colonial White, Sorbet, Pear, Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Desert Sand

Ink Pads in coordinating colors
Sponge Daubers
Assorted Adhesive Sequins
Aqua Dots
Durables Artisan Studs
Coral Shimmer Trim - backorder until 8/21
Keyboard Uppercase stamp set
Cricut Collections
Flip Flaps

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

16 Page Daytrip Scrapbook with Seaside - Part 3

Hello and welcome back for part 3 of my daytrip album! Today I'm going to share two more 2-page layouts with some tips for tying things together. The first one has my favorite pictures from our day out:


I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generation with one of my favorite design ideas - that big main panel that stretches across the center seam. It's a great way to use a paper with a large design so it doesn't overwhelm the photos. Since most of it is hidden behind the photos, you get a perfect taste of it.  Also notice that I used Hollyhock (pink) cardstock for my page bases this time. It's a minor color in the paper pack, but really enhances those jellyfish pics!

I did alter the sketch slightly to give all of those strips some banner ends. It's just a little more interesting than straight edges here and gives some more sense of movement.


Even thought the pictures are only jellyfish, I made all of my embellishments a general sea theme. It coordinates more with the papers, and it ties them in to their natural environment as opposed to the aquarium.


All of my shapes are cut from the Artistry Cricut cartridge. I used the Artisan Studs for eyes so the metal would tie in with the metal embellishments in the Seaside Collection.


This cool octopus and stamped sentiment make a third embellishment for a visual triangle on the layout.


Here's another layout based on a sketch! Instead of a large circle shown in the sketch, I cut a fun sun shape with the Cricut.


More fun ideas for replacing plain strips of paper in a sketch - angled cuts and borders cut or punched are a fun alternative. I also made a title grouping using a variety of stickers from the Seaside Complements. 

Another little grouping of embellishments using stickers, stamps, and more.

And the third grouping to finish the visual triangle - the design nerd in me just loves this stuff!

I hope you enjoyed today's post - I'd love to hear what you think before you leave! Here's another reminder of the products I used for this entire album:

Seaside Workshop on the Go
August 2015 SOTM
Paper Fundamentals - Adventure (Pear)
Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy (Sorbet, Glacier)
CS in Glacier, Colonial White, Sorbet, Pear, Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Desert Sand

Ink Pads in coordinating colors
Sponge Daubers
Assorted Adhesive Sequins
Aqua Dots
Durables Artisan Studs
Coral Shimmer Trim - backorder until 8/21
Keyboard Uppercase stamp set
Cricut Collections
Flip Flaps


Thursday, August 20, 2015

16 Page Daytrip Scrapbook with Seaside - Part 2

Hello and welcome back for part 2 of my daytrip scrapbook! If you missed part 1, you can find it here.  I have more pages to share today that are super easy to put together and use one of my favorite products.


 The background on this is super easy, using just strips that go all the way across both pages.  You may notice from my shiny picture that these pages are already in their sheet protectors, and my favorite product is why.


 Flip Flaps are an AWESOME way to add more pictures to any layout without looking crowded and without having to crop them down. I used the 4x6 size on this layout to add a few more pictures that I couldn't really crop and definitely wanted to include.


 The title was easy to make using a stamp from the WOTG kit that I trimmed to size. I echoed the banner shape with the Shimmer Trim peeking out from behind.  Adding a few Complements stickers and embellishments makes it more of a focal point,


More Complements stickers, embellishments, and Shimmer Trim.


In this grouping, I added a metal embellishment from the Seaside Assortment in the WOTG for some added interest.  Creating three areas of interest on your layout creates a visual triangle that helps your eye move around the page.

I hope you found today's post useful. I'd love to know your favorite design tip before you go -  be sure to leave me a comment! 

As a reminder, here's the list of products I used for the entire album:
 
Seaside Workshop on the Go
August 2015 SOTM
Paper Fundamentals - Adventure (Pear)
Paper Fundamentals - Whimsy (Sorbet, Glacier)
CS in Glacier, Colonial White, Sorbet, Pear, Hollyhock, Lagoon, and Desert Sand

Ink Pads in coordinating colors
Sponge Daubers
Assorted Adhesive Sequins
Aqua Dots
Durables Artisan Studs
Coral Shimmer Trim - backorder until 8/21
Keyboard Uppercase stamp set
Cricut Collections
Flip Flaps

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...