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:
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!