Monday, 22 August 2011

Quick and simple pages

Do you ever get frustrated with how long it takes you to complete a layout? Many who know me would say I scrap fast, glue and stick without hesitation but this is not always the case. On occasions I labour over a page for what I am sure is far too long, and it's good to sometimes do a quick page with little thought required. Often sketches are good for this, gives you the basis of how to lay your papers, photo , title and journalling, but these Mix and Mend papers from Sassafras pretty much do most of the work for you. Take this paper for example and then my layout that follows.

I added a 6x6 piece of paper, a 6x4 photo and the decorative strip from the base of the paper. Added a title, placed my journalling on the preprinted lines and a small embellishment cluster in the form of a ticket/button and heart sticker.

This paper also required very little to be added to achieve a layout that looks like it took a lot longer to put together.

The papers are super summery colours and would be perfect for holiday photos too. And why not take some ideas on how the printed paper places the elements that make it up and use it to replicate the feel with your own paper choice? That is my challenge to myself for this week - I'll let you know how I get on.