How to make a Double Layout Tutorial

Do you ever make Double Layouts?  I have only made a handful…the large space can put me off…how do I fill all of that area I ask myself.  One of the good things about making a Double Layout is that you can use a lot of photos and that can be really handy.  They fill up lots of space and also you get the opportunity to scrap several photos in the one layout.  A Double Layout also makes a lovely framed gift.  I have given some thought to how I approach the making a Double Layout and I decided to write down all the steps in this tutorial.

Double Layout Step One – Choose a Sketch

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When you are starting a new project it is always good to have some sort of sketch or picture in your mind to give you a starting point.  For my Layout I was inspired by this double Scrapbook Layout in the current January Kaisercraft Workshop Magazine created by Melissa Kennedy.  I ended up not following it exactly, but it was a great starting point for me.  The magazine is a free download here.

Double Layout Step Two – Choose your Photos

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I had a few lovely photos of my brother, sister-in-law and cute little nephew that we took at Christmas time.  I thought it would be nice to use three of these photos on my Double Layout.  Because it is a Double Layout I would have plenty of room to use multiple photos.  They happened to be all dressed in black so I then went searching for a Paper Collection that would suit the photos.

Double Layout Step Three – Choose your papers

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For the January Challenge we were free to use any Kaisercraft papers so i searched through my stash and found the Wildflower Collection.  It is certainly one of my favourites and it has black touches through the papers so I thought it would suit my photos.

Double Layout Step Four – Create Your Background Design

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

This is where I followed the sketch heavily and probably the trickiest part for me with a Double Layout…how to set up the page.  These papers are also so pretty.  It was tricky choosing which ones to use.  But once I had the papers all sorted and placed down it was very simple from here on.

Double Layout Step Five – Place Your Photos

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

I moved these photos around quite a bit until I was happy with where they were on the page.  This is where I sort of left the sketch and worked with my own photos as to what I thought would work best.

Double Layout Step Six – Add some Titles

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Once I was happy with the placing of the photos I then went ahad and added some Titles, Quotes and Words to the Layout.  The black stickers helped to add some black accents to the page.

Double Layout Step Seven – Embellish your Project

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Now for the really fun bit, decorating the page.  I knew I wanted to use this pretty Decorative Die and the butterflies that I fussy-cut out.

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Then it was just a matter of placing them in gaps on the page and adding a few extra sparkly bits.

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Here is a process video of how I made the layout…

And a few photos of the completed Layout…

Kaisercraft Wildflower Double Layout By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Wildflower Double Layout By Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Wildflower Double Layout By Alicia McNamara

How to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamaraHow to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamaraHow to Make a Double Layout Tutorial by Alicia McNamara

Kaisercraft Products Used: Wildflower Collection P2269 Vines | P2273 Spring | P2276 Wings | PS484 Sentiments – Gloss | SS335 Sticker Sheet | CS285 Clear Stamps | IT458 Designer Template – Floral | DD469 Decorative Die – Hanami Flowers | IP727 Ink Pad – Lagoon | IP731 Ink Pad – Berry | IP719 Ink Pad – Black | RS402 Rhinestones – Island Lagoon | CD603 Premium Card Stock – Black | Other: Texture Paste | Sparklets

What steps do you take when making a Double Layout? Do you like to begin with a sketch or a picture?  What parts do you find the trickiest?

I would love to hear your thoughts,

Alicia xxoo

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