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.
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We have had Easter already ! Time seems to be flying by and I can’t believe we are already halfway though April. One of our Easter traditions is an egg hunt so I had fun creating this page for the Get It Scrapped article about Telling Stories about Easter or Passover.
My children are still at the age that they look forward to Easter each year. They love searching for eggs and of course eating chocolate. I created this two page spread to be able to to incorporate a large photo and then a few supporting photos in a pocket page. The large photo really sets the scene of the egg hunt and the pocket photos show off the details. I used of natural and neutral colours, with the pops of colour and the glittery foil elements to support the story of the egg hunt.
If you want more ideas for telling stories about Easter, head on over to Get It Scrapped. At the moment there is the free Style is Leverage event, which is about helping you discover your own style to create pages that you love more easily.
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Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzil; Patterned papers: Echo Park – Through the Year; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; Heidi Swapp; Wood Veneers: Simple Stories, Teresa Collins; Paper embellishments: Simple Stories; Chipboard Frames: Heidi Swapp; Simple Stories; Flower: Petaloo
I am squeezing in a couple of posts sharing some scrapbook layouts created for Get It Scrapped in the next couple of days. This first double page layout was created for the topic – Ideas for Designing with Circles. You can see the pages of the rest of the creative team over on the Get It Scrapped Blog here.
For my page I took inspiration from one of Debbie Hodge’s pinterest pages here and created this layout with colourful circle frames around my photographs. I chose to highlight some of the things that we do together as a family and converted the photographs to black and white. I cut the circles out using my cricut expression and gypsy to create the design. I then used gelatos around the edges (but you could use watercolour crayons for this technique also) I used additional die cut circles that I loosely outlined with a black pen and arranged them to create a flow around my page. I kept the embellishments pretty simple on this page and draw a frame around the layout using a craft nib and black paint. If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.
I’ll be back tomorrow with Pastel Christmas Layout.
Hope you are enjoying your December and thanks for stopping by.
Supplies: White card, Gelatos, Cricut Cartridge – Plantin Schoolbook, Black Pen, Prima Wooden Shapes, Craft Nib, Jenni Bowlin Paint Dabber – Fountain Pen