One photo, two layouts

I had this beautiful photo that I’d taken of Jack and Violet when he was just a couple of weeks old. My initial plan was to create just one layout to go into our family album. But I ended up printing out two copies of the photo in different sizes, not sure which one I wanted to use. So rather than let the second go to waste I decided to make a second layout to go into Jack’s album.

Brother & Sister

This is the layout I first created. The papers and vellum all came from a Studio Calico kit, the embellishments from digging through my stash. I’ve had this giant acrylic ampersand sitting in a container on my desk for a very long time. I’m happy to have finally used it.

My embellishment clusters are pretty basic and boring so that’s something I want to work on improving through practice. And I didn’t really think through the placement of my title before sticking everything down. I centred the title by the ampersand which meant that the ‘brother’ and ‘sister’ alphas aren’t even across the page. It’s a little annoying but I’m just leaving it because really, who is going to care?

Some close-up images:


She Loves You

And here we are with the layout to go into Jack’s album. This layout came together after making my way through a couple of big chunks of Victoria Marie’s “Layering Like a Boss” classes (available here) using one of the sketches provided. I think there is a pretty noticeable difference in the overall design from the first layout above, even though they were only created a week or so apart. The other great thing about this one was that I was able to finish the entire thing while both Jack and Violet were having a nap. Winning!

Supplies for this one mostly came from a Gossamer Blue kit with some extra embellishments from my stash.

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