Traditional Layouts

Traditional Scrapbook Layout | You Are Beautiful feat. Crate Paper Oasis & Jane Davenport

Hi guys, today I am sharing another layout about myself about “Things I Need to Hear.” This is a traditional, mixed media layout using Crate Paper Oasis collection and Jane Davenport watercolors and stencil.

So last week I shared a layout about myself and some of the affirmations that I need to hear in my life right now. So many of you told me how much you really liked that layout and the concept of the layout, and I enjoyed making the layout too. So I decided I would definitely try to do more of that. Yay for 12×12 traditional layouts!

Larkindesign Traditional Scrapbook Layout | You Are Beautiful feat. Crate Paper Oasis %26 Jane DavenportLarkindesign Traditional Scrapbook Layout | You Are Beautiful feat. Crate Paper Oasis %26 Jane Davenport

I started this layout with the wood grain patterned paper from the Oasis collection. Oh you guys, it is gorgeous and while my first instinct is to hide it away and never use it, I promise I didn’t ruin it and I am sooo happy I used it. First I ran the patterned paper through my printer to get this really big title.

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Then I really wanted these florals from the Jane Davenport stencil around the title itself, so I used my modeling paste to achieve that.

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Then, because I love color and wanted to play with the Jane Davenport watercolors, I painted and swirled and dripped those beautiful colors all around the flowers themselves. Ah so pretty.

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And then I began to layer my photos and ephemera in the opposite corner of my title.

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My journaling reads as follows:

I know lots of people tried to tell you different, and that makes it hard to hear the truth. So here are a few reminders. Yes, you are beautiful.

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Thanks so much for following along today! See you back here again soon!

~Theresa

 

 

 

 

Traditional Layout | Dreams Feat. Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams

Hi guys!!!! So I just can’t seem to put this Maggie Holmes collection down! I decided to create a traditional layout to share with you today. Woot woot!

Ah that was so much fun to create and I could not wait to share this layout with you today. Here is a look at the completed layout:

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My jumping off point for the layout was my photo and a few thoughts about what I needed to hear that day. This is a combination of art journaling and scrapbooking, isn’t it? I began the layout by printing my journaling directly onto my cardstock, knowing that I wanted my photo to be above. I had not decided for sure about what collection I wanted to use, or how I wanted to embellish, and that will always come when it is time.

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I knew that I wanted this beautiful pink floral to show and I also knew I wanted to use my favorite stencil to create some florals of my own. The stencil I used is an older one from Dear Lizzy, and I chose Tim Holtz Distress Paints to create the florals. I wanted them to be alongside the journaling, but leaving enough white space to give your eye a place to rest on the layout.

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Just a few embellishments, some pink paint splatters, and this layout is complete.

Larkindesign Traditional Layout | Dreams Feat. Maggie Holmes Chasing DreamsLarkindesign Traditional Layout | Dreams Feat. Maggie Holmes Chasing Dreams

My journaling reads as follows:

I’m not really sure how it happened, but suddenly I’m looking in the camera and this was what I saw. Someone who was polished, professional, knew what she was talking about. Has a goal and is working towards it. Every single day. Oh sure, the haters will hate. But this girl keeps on regardless. There are days it feels like nothing is going to work out. And what if it doesn’t work out? Well, even if it doesn’t work out, this girl still kept going and she still kept creating pretty things and she still kept doing what she loved. Even if no one ever sees it, or ever loves it, even if nobody ever cares, she still made those things that made her happy. And that, in the end, is all that mattered. That was it! So you keep going, beautiful one,. Keep creating, and keep doing what you know and love. That is all that matters. Seriously. All that matters.

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Love,

Theresa

 

 

 

 

 

FOMAM (Fear of Making a Mistake) Scrapbook Layout | ATL Big City

Hi guys! Today I am showing you one of my techniques that I like to use in order to use up some of my patterned papers. Have a look at my process video today where I am creating a travel-themed layout across two pages, using NINE photos!

Ok, so I realize that it has been a long time since I have created a two-page spread and that I have never shown one here on my blog/channel! How fun! Here is a look at the completed layout in its entirety:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

Here is a close-up of the left hand side:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

And the right hand side:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

To begin the layout, I laid out all of the photos and decided first how I wanted the photos to be arranged on the page. My main design principle here was balance, particularly asymmetrical balance. That means that if you place an imaginary x/y axis over the layout, each quadrant is almost mirrored, but not quite. 

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

Once I decided where the photos would go, I grabbed my watercolors and painted a few accent areas directly onto the white cardstock. I also splattered a few navy splatters. I love the visual interest that provides to the plain background.

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

After the painting, I cut into my papers. I chose a few of my favorites and a few not-so-favorites and cut them in random strips. Then I arranged them onto the white cardstock in the order I wanted them to be layered underneath the photos. Once I had that decided on, I cut them all in half so that part of the strips would be under the top and another part would be under the bottom of the photos.

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

After taping it all down, the fun begins. All of the layers now provide happy homes for stamps and embellishments!

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

I also wanted to create a knock-out title using these amazing chipboard alphas from Pink Paislee. These might be my favorite alphas all year long, I’m not sure!

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

I did not write a ton of journaling on this layout, just a who and what of the day.

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

To me, this is just what traditional scrapbooking really is all about: great photos of a fun event, layered on top of happy patterns and fun embellishments. I did not do a lot of thinking while I created, just put things down and watched it come about. 

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

Here is one more quick look at this side of the layout:

Traditional Layout ATL Big City

I hope you are able to carve out some creative time this weekend! I would love to hear from you if you would like to see more layouts like this! See you on Monday with some art journaling!

~Theresa