21 August 2014

Black, white and grey

I enjoyed making another double page layout this week, to fit a sequence of larger photographs on my page (click to enlarge)

What I did:  I used sketch #121 from Sketchabilities.  I started with some cardboard packaging from a pack of album refill sleeves.  I used the plain grey side of the packaging as my base.  I layered some old book pages to form a wide background strip.  I joined the pages together to run the length of the double page, then punched both sides with an edge punch. I painted over everything with a thin coat of gesso primer.

I kept part of the packaging raw to use as a photo mat. I've started (sometimes) matting my photographs again after many years of not doing so, and I really love the extra pop it adds to a plain layout.  I added stitching around the mats to add interest and texture. 

I cut up a lot of old journalling cards to add extra layers, then added my embellishments and title.  I punched lots of small butterflies from the bookpage offcuts, and scattered them around the page.

I'm submitting my layout at:

* Scrapbook Fantasies - Create a layout using black, white and grey
* Less-ology - Fluttering butterflies

Here's a little close up of my bookpage butterflies:

And here's the reverse side, just to show the packaging I used:

Product packaging (cardboard)
Vintage book pages
Prima Essentials grey paper flowers
Green Tara 2.5cm petals - White paper flowers
American Crafts Pearl Brads - Elegant
Cre8tiv pearl brads
Bella! Journalling Tagz
Kaisercraft Pearls - Pewter
American Crafts Thickers - Subway foam alphabets 
Martha Stewart Garden Trellis deep edge punch


  1. I LOOOVE your book butterflies...they are sooo cute:):) And you have recycled that paper sooo well!! The double looks FABULOUS...love how you've taken that base colour & 'gone with it', too:) Thanks so much for joining us at LESSology!!!

  2. Rocking the butterflies and double pager! Great job!

    Thanks for playing with us at LESSology! Hugs!

  3. What a fabulous double-pager! LOVE how you used the packaging and those fluttering butterflies!

    Thanks for joining us at LESSology!

  4. Beautiful layout! Thanks for sharing with us at LESSology!

  5. I love this color! Thank you for playing along with Sketchabilities!

  6. Love that you have used the packaging and turned the sketch into a double spread. Thanks for playing along with Sketchabilities.

  7. Wow, this is really an amazing layout! Love all the detail you've added! Hugs, Karen

  8. So beautiful!!! Thanks so much for playing along with LESSology!!


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