Friday, January 22, 2010

Scrapbooking: 6x6 Layout Ideas

Hello all and Happy New Year. I have felt absolutely awful about not having a camera for my photos. Scanning is ok, but does not do justice to the work that is put into crafting. With that said I went looking through some of my files and came across some 6x6 page layouts.

I had done wedding invitations for a client and wanted to use up the left over mock-up pieces that had been rejected. Her wedding had an autumnal theme thus the warm colors. When I had an arrangement I liked, I simply snapped a photo. I was free to move things as much as I wanted. I also employ this technique when doing actual scrapbook pages in progess. I take a photo of the finished layout design without adhering anything just in case I have to put it away before finishing.  Same idea used here.

You will see that many of them are based on the same layout but turned in various directions to achieve an entirely new look.  Of course the elements are interchangeable but gives me an idea of the overall effect. I tried to keep to the rule of thirds and odd numbers. Sometimes it does not always work out that way. That is when I go with what feels right for me.

The paper is WRMK paper by the pound, Bazzill and Bazzill bling and the fleur de lis--I have forgotten but it is written down somewhere. I usually reserve 6x6 albums to document one event since the space is small but you have a lot of photos and want to showcase each one. This would work well for Easter, Birthdays or Halloween if you want to see progression from year to year. I personally find this format easier to work with if I limit my embellishments from the beginning. It is certainly less overwhelming than a 12x12 page.

Once you decide on a layout that you like, take it and use it in many different ways by simply turning the page at 90 degree angles. This is the best way to utilize all of your hard work in putting the design together.

This is a brief post because I was feeling very guilty about the photos. I wanted to take care of the camera situation this weekend, but FlowerstoFlourishes is having their BIG sale and I did not want to miss out on any good deals.

I hope these layouts have inspired your creativity to make the most of scraps and leftover bits of paper. Any leftovers from the 6x6 can be used on your cards or make a background collage.

Thanks for stopping in again to see what is going on at Inkallusions. Please keep crafting and inking in the name of love.

Until then.

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