Saturday, July 12, 2014

2 Pager with Spice Market

I used to be a BasicGrey girl.  Then for a couple of years, I bought very little.  The collections just didn't speak to me and they weren't colors I used.  Well, they are back!  This past year, I've loved everything BasicGrey made and bought some of just about every collection from January's CHA.

For this page, I used quite a bit of Spice Market.  I didn't have a gold paper I wanted to use for the mat but found one from last fall's Persimmon collection that worked perfectly.  The paper cutting had to get a bit creative to stretch single papers across the two pages.

I cover several techniques for this in my Two Page Terrific class - a self-paced class.  More info here.

This collection came with some delicate metal cutouts.  The red one balances all the detail on the right hand page.  I chose the black background because it is one of my Mother's favorite colors and the layout is about her birthday.  The dark color seems to help create balance on the left hand page, I think.

More details on putting this page together are in the Process Video:

And here is the sketch:

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  1. this is a great layout to remember your Mom's birthday celebration-I like Basic Grey papers and embellies as well-the video is great by the way

  2. Love the sketch for this layout. I often wonder how to fit one horizontal picture into a sea of vertical ones. This solves that issue perfectly! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Fabulous two-pager, Lisa! I love how the vertical title and journaling strip, along with the horizontal border strip, ties everything together.

  4. What a great 2 pager and like you my love for BG went south, so glad you have fell in love with it again. I don't think I have seen their new stuff lately, off to check it out.

  5. Great sketch, I love double page layouts.


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