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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Then it was just a matter of placing them in gaps on the page and adding a few extra sparkly bits.
Here is a process video of how I made the layout…
And a few photos of the completed Layout…
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,