Monday, 1 October 2012

Tutorial - P.S. I Love You Layout

Hello scrappy people!  Today I have a mini-tutorial
to share with you on how I put together yesterday's 
page.  It was very simple to do as you will soon see!

I rarely order more than one sheet of the same paper. 
 It's sometimes difficult for me to see online what the 
paper will look like 'in person'. So, often I use this
 method to get to use both sides of double-sided paper 
without actually purchasing two sheets of the same.

White cardstock is always a winner.  A white base is a 
sure-fire, no fail way to begin & will also help you attain
that sought-after 'signature' style that I am still striving
for LOL.  Ink also kicks things up a notch from drab to
fab.  I see it's not as popular with new scrappers these
days but I say add a couple to your cart each shop & see...

I don't buy a lot of masks.  They aren't really expensive but
I always think to myself 'how much use will I get out of this
item' (cost per use in other words) so I buy a large (12inch)
or 2 small (6inch) masks per CHA release (twice a year).
You really can use the same one over & over again if you
go for simple background designs like bricks or chicken-wire.

I like to leave at least an inch or two of white (or background 
colour) showing.  White space is as important as busy space
 & a cluttered look is off-putting.  I enjoy filling up my layouts
 but still use the 'If in doubt leave it out' ethos if I am unsure 
whether to add something to my page or not.

Who says you can't use 10 photos on a page?  Don't look
cluttered to me...!!!  Obvies keep them smallish - these 
are 4 x 6 cm so similar to Instax size though you could
probably only do 8 of those as they're a bit bigger...

6.  Hand-journal around the edge of your page (within the
 frame as I have done).  Use one of your shape punches to
add some very economical embellishments then strategically
place some stickers around your page & cut up some die-cuts
to place around the edges of your centre area.  I cut my
 punched strip the whole length of the page so I added
 another couple of bits to 2 more places on my layout.  

7.  Add your title vertically down your punched strip.
Add some bling to your butterflies & some buttons 
and twine if desired (for dimensional scrappers like me).
Hope you enjoyed my Build-a-Page tutorial!
Have a great week!!


Lefki said...

Thanks so much for this great tutorial. So useful for me!

juscrap said...

Hi Helen! Thanks for this tutorial. This is page is so beautiful. xx

MarĂ­lia Lopes said...

Hi sweetie!
Thanks for this tutorial, as I said in the post below, too loved this page!!

Lean de Ruiter said...

Great tutorial and a cool Page.


Thanks, Helen. I am going to lift this when I sit down to make a multi-pic page :)

Svjetlana said...

Thanks for the tutorial, it is always a challenge to put so many photos without making LO cluttered, and this one is just beautiful.

Denise Price said...

I love your money-saving tip in step one! It's always good to save on money & supplies.

Linda Eggleton said...

Thanks for the fantastic tutorial, Helen. I also do what you've done in step 1 if I really love both sides of the paper...sometimes even using both sides on the 1 leaves a bit of a gap after distressing etc, but I just back the layout with a bit of CS or PP...& it ususally looks fabbo :)

Keren Tamir said...

Loved the layout and TFS the tutorial Helen? Hope you're well!! take care my friend

Sandi Smith said...

Beautiful Helen and thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Loved the layout Helen! Thanks for the tutorial!

yyam said...

I love this gorgeous design.
I don't buy two sheets of the same paper either. Nor do I buy collection packs.

Thanks for sharing your design insights! :)

MARILYN said...

Thanks for the tutorial Helen!! I love this page!!! ;)

Marelize said...

Awesome tutorial Helen! Love your work. xx

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You just amaze me!! I always love to see how you put your pages together!!! This is gorgeous!!!!!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

WOW!!! Fantastic design! Trully inspirational!!! TFS!!!

Mitra Pratt said...

Loved this page yesterday when I spotted it and love your tutorial today! Are those little people yours! Oh I am pretty sure they are just younger than now, how cool!!!!! They get so big so fast!

sandi said...

Wonderful tutorial for that awesome page of yours!

Carin McDonough said...

Fantastic tutorial as always Helen and I adore your layout, all the photos, the colours and your beautiful journalling! :)

Alison said...

Great tutorial Helen for a fab page TFS!
Alison xx

Sandie Edwards said...

Such a wonderful tutorial, thank you for sharing!! Love the layout!

Lynnda said...

Great tutorial!!!Loving your layout!!! its beautiful... it can get tricky using 10 photos on one page... but looking at yours... it looks simple!..thanks Helen... hugs...xoxo

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous page!! Thanks for the BAP tutorial!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Lynette said...

Great tutorial. I also started buying inks and masks a few months ago and have just started using them. Thank you for awesome advise my is much appreciated by somebody "new" to mixed media.


Marjie Kemper said...

Sooooo fun to see how you build your pages... a lovely LO, indeed!

dstandard said...

Fabulous page and thanks for the tutorial!

Eila Sandberg said...

Don't think I've ever used more than 3 photos on a layout, your multiple ones certainly don't look squashed in or overcrowd the page itself. It looks smashing! Beautiful work Helen! Thanks again for all your absolutely LOVELY messages! have played them several times! xoxoxoxox