Hey there Daisies! It’s Kelly here and I am going to share a tip that I will often use when planning out some of my layouts. I am a one page scrapbooker, and have been for quite some time now. My style evolved because I found it much easier and less time consuming to make a one page spread versus two pages. I don’t always worry about matching my layouts up in the album, but when I know that I am going to have two layouts side by side, I do my best to make them complement one another. While these photos could have gone on one page, I felt that I would be able to have a more pleasing design if I separated the photos. The first layout that I created is below. The January kit was perfect for this photo of me and my husband. My inspiration for this was the beautiful flower die cuts in the kit and let them dictate the colors of the layout.
When it came time to create my second page, I pulled out the die cut butterflies and remaining flowers, and then chose my papers. The gold vellum is incredible and I chose that as a layering piece behind my photo. To bring the black over to the page, I chose the houndstooth paper and used it as a border. Visually this creates movement across the two pages and makes them look cohesive without matching. I added other touches of gold with the rub-ons and gold metallic thread tucked in the clusters.
Here’s how the layouts look in my album side by side. By repeating the colors and the embellishments it helps to bring a cohesive look. I hope that this tip is inspiring for you the next time that you create two layouts that will be next to each other in your album.
Here’s a link to the process video for My Heart. I will have another video up later this week detailing the process of Our Story. Have a wonderful day!
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