Wind-breaks – Scrapbook Layout

Hi hi!

I recently did a couple of pocket pages for my sadly neglected Lanzarote albums and it prompted me to do a quick 12×12 page to get a few more photos into their rightful place.

One of the quickest ways for me to scrap is to create a strip of photos, especially if I have a lot of 6×4 photos to use. You can obviously change the configuration to do 2 portraits down the page or 3 landscapes down the page or 2 landscapes across the page, but the proportions are all similar. You have a strip of photos and then a strip either side where you can add your papers and embellishments.

I really wanted to use the floral paper but I couldn’t mount the photos onto white because the Simple Stories papers are not quite as white as cardstock and it jars my eyes. Instead I found a narrow strip of yellow in the stash I’ve been using for these albums and cut it in half to go either side of the photos for some contrast. I also wanted to use a piece of the soda pops paper because we were at a vin-yard and it was about as close as I was going to get to the theme!

There’s not a lot of room to play with when you fill a whole strip with photos so it cuts down a lot of the decision making and faffing. I did still faff, not going to lie, but less than normal anyway. I added my title and a couple of embellishments and the page was done. The little fan was the perfect die cut for this story where we finally found out why we could see crescents of stones on all the hills as we drove around – wind breaks! Lanzarote is a windy island so the curved walls help protect the grape vines. There you go – every day is a school day.

Stay safe and keep smiling x

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