Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Very Versatile Vellum

My first DT post over at S J Crafts has just gone live ... I've been playing around with the most versatile product: starry vellum from the Crate Paper Boys Rule collection.  I'd already used it once for this page to tone down the bright stripy paper, but I found another four fun ways to use it, including a pocket ...

Jimjams - layout detail - vellum pocket - for SJ Crafts

... which helped me squeeze 14 photos of No.2 Son with crazy cartoon characters (from our Florida 2004 holiday) onto a double page spread:

Jimjams - Layout - Crazy Characters - for SJ Crafts
{click on the picture for a larger view}
The title letters are cut with Sizzlits Round-a-bout dies but the page is so busy that I had to doodle around them to help them stand out a little more.

Jimjams - layout detail - doodled alphas - for SJ Crafts

I had originally planned to spread the word "Characters" across the two pages, but annoyingly the word wouldn't fit without leaving one letter across the page join or another obscuring part of a photo!  Once I'd decided to split the word and keep it on the RHS, I hated the empty space left on the LHS ... and added the word "toon" in an effort to balance it all a bit.  Ggggrrrrr!!!!  Next time I must remember to plan my title a little better before sticking everything down!

The page supplies, including the starry vellum, are all from Crate Paper's Boys Rule collection (see here for details of the products and all the other ways that I've used the vellum).  While you're over at S J Craft's blog, don't forget to check out their March Prize Challenge - the deadline is March 31st.

P.S. I've already made a Lean Mean MAXI book with these photos for No.2 Son, but now we get to keep them in our holiday album too.  Do you ever scrap the same (set of) photos again?

15 comments:

Chidkid said...

Love those vellum pockets! Don't beat yourself up over the title..it works brilliantly. It takes a good designer to overcome what you perceive to be faux pas

Missus Wookie said...

Oh yes I scrap the same photos more than once - blog and scrap often too. Vellum is indeed versatile - I'll head over and read your other projects too.

Lisa said...

what a fabulous spread and the idea of a vellum pocket to house more photos is really great. I love vellum and use it all the time - vellum with stars? love the idea and will have to see if I can track some down. The title work is great and the letters look like those wonderful Sassafras letters from way back when :-) Wonderful!
As you know, I scrap the same photos all the time and at least twice if not more!

My simple life said...

Great layout and love the vellum :)

Sian said...

Fourteen photos? Total respect!

The vellum does look lovely. Now if I decided to scrap some Little E photos all over again, I would have an excuse for buying some

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Lovely layout! I do rescrap photos. My style has changed so much in the past 10 years that I don't mind rescrapping them. And different pages given different perspectives in the journaling.

Claireliz said...

Oh wow! Fab pages, really love this. The vellum looks great.
C xx

dragonllew said...

Great pages love the way you used the vellum I always struggle to stick it down without the glue or tape showing.
Jenny X

MiniOwner said...

Wow! That is stunning!
Sue x

Sandie said...

Wow... you have added a lot on 2 pages. And I love the maxi book - you know how I am love struck by books!!!

Virginia said...

Wow awesome layout and loving the vellum, I always struggling knowing how to adhere it with it being see through!

alexa said...

Brilliant double-pager - it just zings with fun! Clever of you to outline the lettering, which works a treat.

jsquaredscrapspot said...

That's just perfect for Disney photos. I shall have to pin it in anticipation of all the photos from our trip.

Lesley G said...

And a great 1st DT post it was too!!!
Love how you doodled around those letters.
A fabulous double layout and I think think the title looks perfect the way it is :)

Melissa said...

What a FUN page & that vellum works perfect as a pocket! I've used the same photos to create a page for my yearly album and then to create either a mini-album or photo album scrapbook.