Thursday, August 27, 2009
Layout of the Week - Gymnastics
Delaney has been a gymnast since she was two. These pages commemorate her 2007-2008 year. Her individual & group photos are included along with coach & friend photos.
I was excited to find gymnastics paper that matched her Mini Olympic leotard for that year. Reminisce's Gymnastics papers in Perfect 10 and Gymnastics were fun to work with. I designed my layout to fit in as many of the "I Love Gymnastics" sayings as I could.
When I set my photos on the blue textured paper, I realized they would look find without mats. Not using mats made this a quick, easy layout.
First, I created the left page. Then I measured everything and created a mirror image layout for the right side.
This is a quick, simple, economical layout, using just two textured cardstock sheets, 2 printed sheets and one set of epoxy stickers as embellishment. For approximately $6, you can create a beautiful double-page spread, with some gymnastics papers leftover for more pages.
When using a solid background paper coordinates well with the subject matter of your photos, try laying them out on the paper to see what they look like. If they stand out nicely, consider not matting them. I love matting, but it does take extra time and it increases the cost of your project. So consider going without every once in a while!
Try creating the left side of a layout and then using its mirror image on the right side. This works best when you have photos that are the same size or photos that you can crop to the same size.
Use printed paper as an embellishment. I embellished my page with, not only the epoxy stickers, but with pieces of the gymnastics designed papers.
Textured Royal Blue Cardstock (2 sheets)
Reminisce Gymnastics Collection Papers - Perfect 10 and Gymnastics
Creative Imaginations Epoxy Gymnastics Stickers from the Sportz Collection by Danelle Johnson