It’s been a while! I haven’t forgotten my blog but a big overseas family trip, school holidays for the kids and a whole bunch of life has kept me busy. But I am back with a page that shows the techniques that I use to create focus and flow when creating pocket pages. There is a great article over at Get Scrapped Blog with a bunch of other ideas too and the new class in the paid membership is also looking at Pocket Page Design.
Supplies: Pockets – Becky Higgins; Cards: Simple Stories, Kaisercraft; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard: October Afternoon; Die Cut: Simple Stories: Alpha Stickers: Becky Higgins; Clear Stickers : Simple Stories
When I create my pocket pages I generally like to put an important photograph or title card in the first pocket at the top left corner of the page as this is where we are used to looking first scene it where we start reading. I like to think of it as setting up the page. It doesn’t mean that you can’t include more than one story i.e. like project life style pages but just that this is generally where I want the person viewing my album to start.
I tend to use colour to create flow across my pages and repetition of embellishments i.e. like the hearts and the colour red. Looking at the colours in the photographs helps me to choosing specific pockets for certain photographs creates balance and flow on the page i.e. the primarily green photographs are spaced out to draw the eye across the page from the THIS journalling card. I also tend to draw out the colours in my photos by using pre-made cards that feature those colours or creating my own. For this page I have used a green, red, grey and blue colour scheme but note that everything doesn’t necessarily match exactly. It think is fine if you like things to be all from the same kit or paper collection and that can give a cohesive look to your pages but also you can create cohesion regardless.
My style is to often use grid or lined paper cards to handwrite my journalling and on this page the journalling is fairly prominent as the white is bright against the colours and other cards. That works well for this layout as I want the reader to look at the journalling early in their viewing of the page so they can make sense of the photographs and the stories.
If you want more ideas head on over to the Get It Scrapped blog. I’ll be posting a little bit in the next couple of days to catch up some other layouts and I have also made a few cards to share too.
Thanks for stopping by,