Gossamer Blue

Archive for the ‘Two Page Layouts’ Category

Two Page Layout by Neftali

0 Comments

 

Hey there! It’s Neftali here and I’m so excited to be back to share with you all my project for this month. First of all, let me start off by saying that this month’s kits are simply stunning and drool worthy. Yes! We got TWO ephemera packs this month and both are from Crate Paper’s newest collections and a bunch of other awesome stickers. So, to say the least, I had tons of amazing stuff to play with and that’s why I decided that I wanted to create a two-page layout to get the best out of this kit.

The first thing I did was decide on my photos. I chose 4 small photos from a mini getaway my husband and I had last summer. I then went ahead and added some very random squiggly stitching around both my pages. I tried to be random with it and it pretty much came out that way considering some sewing machines have a mind of their own, like mine, haha!

I then decided that I would just create some fun accent clusters surrounding each of my photos. Every photo was different so I went ahead and created each cluster unique to each photograph. I really loved this because it created a very nice separation between clusters but it still remained clean and cohesive.

I then added my title to the center of the two-page spread. This is how I basically made these two pages unite to just one larger layout. I love it! The title itself is very unique and I love how it turned out. It says, “Let’s go baby. Let get away. Just a little adventure, me & you.” It really does create a sort of focus in the center of the spread and thus unites my pages.

The last detail that I added to this spread were some cute geo-tag puffy stickers that come from the Oasis Puffy Sticker pack included in the kit. I put one atop each cluster which created 4 stops for your eyes to feast on. Then I added one more to my title, but this time a glitter geo-tag from the Oasis 6×12 sticker sheet to add a little different texture.

 

So that’s it! This was my first time trying out a two-page spread as I was wanting to challenge myself to try new things. I have to say that it turned out to be one of my all-time favorite layouts and I can’t wait to try out another spread like this one.

 

I hope that this has inspired you to go out and get crafty with your own stuff and try something new, maybe a two-page layout like this one! Thanks for coming by and I’ll see you next month with more amazing crafty goodness!

Double Page Layout

1 Comment

Hello! For my layout today I decided to go back to my roots and create a double page layout. I am a big believer in mixing things up and the idea of creating a two page layout with the fun February Scrapbook Kit got me pretty excited.

When I first began scrapbooking I did my fair share of double page layouts before I made the switch to single pages, yet ironically as I sat down to work on a design for today’s project, I drew a big blank.  I had all this wonderful space, but felt unsure as how to approach it.

I turned to Pinterest, but my search for inspiration just added to my frustration. Sensing I needed some distance from the blank space in front of me, I settled into doing chores and as I worked I thought about what was really frustrating me–the fact that my old two page style is just that-old. The two page layouts that I used to do, as well as all the layouts I was pulling up on Pinterest, were incredibly linear and neat and that is not how I scrap today.

With that minor revelation in mind, I returned to my project and did what I like to do now–lots of layers, slightly messy ,simple details, and white space. Let me tell you-the excitement for this project returned pretty quickly!  Here is what I came up with:

#scrapbook layout by Michelle for Gossamer Blue

Once I abandoned my old ideas of how a two page layout should look, things easily came together. As I was working, a new appreciation for having the extra space was born. I suddenly had lots of room to fit the bits and pieces that I liked and I was able to fit in three photos, something that I struggle with on a single page.   

I also liked the challenge of stretching my elements across the longer canvas to create a cohesive design. Lots of fun was had documenting this memory!

 

 

SONY DSC

SONY DSC

 

Michelle Signature

Two-Page Inspiration

0 Comments

It’s Jill Cornell here with you today to bring you this month’s two-page layout inspiration. This year I’ve been documenting our every day lives and events by creating monthly Project Life layouts. This has become a pretty manageable project for me by looking at it monthly instead of weekly. For this month’s kits, I focused on our April photos and stories.

April2016_LifePages_final

April2016_LifePages_Page1_final

April2016_LifePages_Page2_final

I love this project for capturing the everyday and we finally had some gorgeous weather to get outside and enjoy it! We spent a lot of time with sidewalk chalk and at the park. And our beautiful irises were blooming! We also had a difficult month with grandpa in the hospital for a major surgery. We had a dentist visit and time with family and friends. And at the very end of the month, we celebrated the girls’ 7th birthday on the 30th!

April2016_LifePagesdetails1_final

April2016_LifePagesdetails2_final

For this two-page layout, I tried to incorporate a lot of the Life Pages kit and add-on. The new exclusives were fun to work with – from the stickers to the chipboard! I definitely try to keep my pages simple so the focus is more on my photos. Gossamer Blue has beautiful embellishments to help me tell my family’s stories!

April2016_LifePagesdetails3_final

April2016_LifePagesdetails4_final

Jill C Signature