Friday, August 5, 2011

A 2-page layout

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm officially in a very relaxed summer mode . . . sleeping in, hanging out by the pool, staying up late and watching my favorite reality TV shows, etc.   I haven't been scrapping much at all over the past couple of weeks and I've just been enjoying time with my family and friends.  Ahhhhhhhhh . . . so nice.

I'm often asked to do 2-page scrapbook layouts for my Creating Keepsakes assignments.   For me, making 2-page spreads is very different from making 1-page layouts.  But they're fun to do because they challenge my creativity.  My 2-pagers always come out looking more "clean & simple" and linear than my single page layouts.  Here's one I did a while back:

As seen in Creating Keepsakes Magazine.  Copyright Creative Crafts Group.  Published with prior permission from the publisher.

I made the tree by hand-cutting fabric and coloring it with Shimmerz Spritz.  I cut the trunk from some specialty corrugated cardboard.  I made the apples by coloring plain rhinestones with alcohol ink. 

I created a quick little video for Creating Keepsakes showing how to do this simple technique:  Coloring Rhinestones Video

Another close-up:

Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!


Tone K. said...

What a great two pager ! :o)
I love your different border and your tree was really cute ! :o)

Wish you a happy weekend ! :o)

Bellaidea said...

Great one!

Beatemor said...

I think it's really hard to make 2-pages. So nice memories you have cought here :-)

yael yaniv said...

beautiful layout-the tree is so cute

Christie Bryant said...

So glad you're enjoying your summer! It's nice to spend a little extra time with friends and enjoy time with family.
I LOVE this 2-page layout, SUPER fun and GORGEOUS, of course!!!

Christiane said...

you really did a fab job. but i know what you mean.
enjoy the summer and send some sun over, please.
we have the worstest summer ever!!