Sunday, 29 April 2012

The Cumbria Way

I've had the time now to come back to Challenge 7 from Shimelle's scrapbooking weekend:
I skipped over it at the time as the layout I had in mind was a time-consuming double pager. My husband walked the Cumbria way last Spring and I wanted to turn his photos and blog posts into a double page. I have attempted it before - I was originally planning to turn the blog into a mini-album - but I gave up on editing the text. When I read that Shimelle had put Facebook printouts in an envelope on her page, I thought that this might be the solution. Just print the blog posts out on A4 and stick it in an envelope. Ultimately, there were 15 pages of text so I needed a very big envelope, and turned most of the right hand page into one.

I also found squashing his 48 photos onto two pages impossible. I cut them down to 33 and added two 6x12 pages in the middle of the page. Just need to buy the page protectors for this now.

It's not perfect - the sheer number of landscape photos makes for an uninspiring page - but it's done. I've filled in a gap in my 2011 album, and 'done' is good.

EDITED: 4 May 2012

I said last week that 'done' is good, but every time I look at this page I really don't like it. I normally work from my photos, choosing a rough layout and then picking complementary papers. This time I chose the green paper first and made the large envelope. This lead to the kraft panel on the right which I mirrored on the left and this gave me a place for my title. I chose the spotty paper for the edging as it was a good contrast, and used the same paper as a 'seal' for the envelope. All the time, I really liked the page, but once I added the multitude of photos I was disappointed with the result.

I called it 'done' but it's been niggling me all week. I've gone back to the page today, and taken it apart. I decided to group the photos for each day on different patterned papers and round the corners of each group. It's still far from perfect but I'm much happier now.

Cardstock - Papermania Kraft Basics
Paper - Cherry Arte Arcade (Reverse), Kit 'n' Kraft, MME Wild Asparagus, KaiserCraft
Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Numbers - Authentique Petite Circles

Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch
Woodware Scalloped Circle Punch
EK Success Corner Punch

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