Start Seeing Double with 2 Double Page Layouts: Featuring A Ladies' Diary & Cityscapes
Welcome to another inspirational day here at the Graphic 45 blog. Today, we will have you seeing double with two fantastic double page layouts. Firstly, Magda Cortez brings us a bright and beautiful layout featuring the lavish Ladies Diary DCE (due back in stores soon.) Magda's use of fussy cutting and mixed media techniques created something picture perfect indeed. Check out the accompanying YouTube tutorial to create your own. Next, Alexandra Morein doubles down with an indubitably delightful celebration of London, featuring Cityscapes. Wow, lovely layers! Good show! Whether you want to celebrate a wedding, a vacation, or anything else, double page layouts can make the perfect spacious canvas for your crafting creativity to flourish.
Picture Perfect - Double Layout
By Magda Cortez
"Hi All. Today I’m going to show you this double layout I made for this month's assignment. My daughter got married 4 years ago and I think this is the time to use those beautiful pictures. OH MY! Time flies! It was so fun to make the double layout because it is something I don’t get to do and, believe me, it was a challenge!! I decided to use the mixed media technique combined with the beauty of fussy cutting. I love it and I think it is perfect for this project. Did you notice I didn’t use black? ...I hope you like it!
XOXO" ~Magda Cortez
Use unusual elements to give interest to your projects, such as the thread and the metal key I used this time.
In Mixed Media, we use stamps to give different textures. This is a great idea and perfect time to
use our stamps!
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- 12x12 Chipboard
- Turkish Pannel Chipboard
- Lindy’s Stamp Gang - Mists and
- Embossing Powder
- Pearls, Metal thread and flowers from my stash
Cityscapes Double Layout
By Alexandra Morein
"In scrapbooking, as in any other field of arts and crafts, there are things that we each don’t feel quite comfortable doing, since they seem just “not our cup of tea”. Sometimes something leads us away from the comfort zone to which all of us are so used to.
During the DT term on the Graphic 45 team, I have already been challenged a few times to leave that comfort zone and create something new.
Today I am sharing one of those projects, which taught me a new side of scrapbooking. I have never created layouts, and for this month our assignment was to create not a single, but a double layout!
For my project I’ve used the ever-beautiful Cityscapes collection, since the theme of the layout is dedicated to London.
I hope you like what I came up with." ~Alexandra Morein
Graphic 45 Supplies:
- Cityscapes 12X12 Pad
- Cityscapes Decorative Chipboard
- Cityscapes Journaling Chipboard
- Cityscapes 6x6 Patterns & Solids
- Metal Clock Keys
- Ornate Metal Key Holes
This week we are giving you a chance to win your very own Olde Curiosity Shoppe DCE prize pack. To enter, comment on the blog and/or Facebook today and all week. A winner will be chosen randomly and announced right here on the blog this Friday.
This week's blog prize package includes an Olde Curiosity Shoppe - Deluxe Collector's Edition, ATC Black Alpha Banner Set, 5x5 Ivory Mixed Media Box, Ornate Metal Label Holders, and Metal Brass Brads, a $60+ value!
That does it for this double dose of double page layouts. Thank you for joining us and thanks to Magda and Alexandra for reaching outside their crafting comfort zones to create and share such beautiful and inspiring work. One of our favorite parts of crafting is watching artists develop their technique in new and interesting ways. We'd love to hear how you have used or want to use double page layouts to express your creativity in the comments below. See you back here tomorrow, G45ers.
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