Today, on my last non-work day, I have cancelled all my outings except soccer photos this afternoon to monitor two children who are at home, somewhere on the spectrum between "sick" and actually sick. I've been quite productive, ticking off lots of things on my "to-do" list, and now, while I'm having lunch, I can finally, finally show you the two-pager I promised last week!
Perhaps you will forgive my tardiness somewhat, when you see that it ended up being, not just a two-page layout, but three 2-page layouts, all about our road-trip to Queensland a couple of years ago.
I started with this sketch, which is the second (and probably last) challenge I've done for Lets Scrap (Inter)national Scrapbook Month:
This holiday already has it's own themed album, which you can see a glimpse of here.
When I do a page like this one, I usually adopt a very clean style, with strips of paper running the full double page. And I can spend ages trying to match colours! But with photos with so many different clothes and locations, making anything matching was going to be a nightmare, so I opted for a clean white base, and paper strips from my stash.
As you can see, I allowed myself to take this sketch quite literally. For those who may not know it, Queensland likes to think of itself as "the Sunshine state" so the sun was perfect for this page. It may even have been why I originally put this sketch and these photos together.
If I was going to use all the photos I wanted without making a whole other album, I was going to have to add more than 6 photos to a page. So on the second page, I added two extra landscape photos . . .
|Left hand accordion|
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These pages were a great success from the Product Challenge to Self perspective. Each double page uses fibres (on the tags), strips of patterned paper and cardstock, and the stamps are from a Stampin' Up set. So that's a whopping 9 points! I've also decided to award myself two bonus points - one for using the little tags which I might have included on my challenge if I'd remembered they were there. The other is for stamping with my Marvy Markers - they represent a serious financial investment at some point in my crafting past, and I want to get as much use as I can out of them before they dry out.
PS. How are you going using your stash?