Weekly layout – week thirty four

Welcome to week thirty four.

This week I did something very rare – scrapped photos I took a few days before. I don’t know if I just like to ‘age’ pictures or if I’m not inspired to create a layout immediately but this week I did just that. After I downloaded all the photos from the trip to the seaside I saw these and knew I wanted to tell the story.

Here are the photo’s.

I printed the five smaller ones 3 x 4 and the larger about 5 x 6. I pulled out a few supplies. Orange featured as well as a sheet of Graphic 45 paper that had a blue orange grid on white card. I also loved the little eyelets in the shape of the sun.

On white card I placed the photos and the grid paper to see if the composition worked. You can see I decided to leave out one photo as it just didn’t fit into the overall layout.

Then I tried the same layout but left a margin around the photos.

I’m a bit boring with margins….. have to have them! I also couldn’t decide whether to journal in the space below my photos or place the last photo in line with the bottom right photo and journal in the middle section. The upshot of this indecision is that I left the space until I decided.

I added a strip of the yellow and white paper and a strip of grey card vertically next to the edge of my photos.  Then I wanted another layer and found a sheer ribbon which matched so I attached it using the sun eyelets threading the ribbon through to the back of the layout.

For the title I used some Graphic 45 type key alphas and stamped the first two words onto the card.

At this point I decided what to do about the journalling.

A couple of other little embellishments were added. A die cut circle shape was sprayed with brown Dylusions ink and added to the right of the page. I added a tiny section of the leftover piece to the top left corner of the page too.

A little piece of the grid paper made my banner for the date and a circle of the yellow paper completed the layout.

Grids of photos and less is more. I always go back to the same old same old. But I like it and even more that I got this lovely story told so quickly.


Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embellishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.