Friday, July 06, 2007

A reminder of summer - a couple of 6x12 layouts!

Hello, it's Jo here again, hoping to bring a little sunshine to you during this spell of terrible weather we're experiencing here in the UK. Of course, if you're checking in from sunnier climes, you may not be in need of any extra sunshine, but I hope you enjoy this post, nevertheless!! Following on from Cath's post yesterday, making a card using scraps and leftover pieces of paper and card, I decided to bring you a couple of layout designs using only cardstock and a minimal amount of other supplies, namely ink, a pen, and a couple of paper punches. When I started scrapping, I bought every new embellishment that came on to the market (or at least, that's how it seems when I look at my bulging boxes and drawers of unused stash!) I've realised that I actually use very few embellishments, other than ones made from cardstock, and the odd rub-on or brad here and there, and I think simple layouts can be just as effective as more detailed ones. I decided that for this post I would give the 'new' size of 6x12 a whirl, as several of the scrapbook forums have been buzzing with people raving about scrapping this size, and I have to say, I may be a convert. Bazzill have brought out both horizontal and vertical versions of their 6x12 albums, in a range of colours, and I like the fact that, once the photos and journalling are in place, there is very little room for much else!! 6x12-for-blog-1 Supplies used: Doodlebug Bazzill in bubblegum and dragonfly; charcoal chalk ink (for edges of photos); EK Success small retro flower punch; black Zig writer - you can pull this together in very little time, once you have your photos printed and your supplies in place. 6x12-for-blog-2 Supplies used: Doodlebug Bazzill in lily white, and scraps of bluebell, sunshine, marmalade and key lime, picked out to match colours in the photographs; circle punches; black Zig writer - again, this can be completed in next to no time. 6x12 is a great size for scrapping those vertical, upright photos, but would work equally well with two or three horizontal photos. Have a go yourself, and let us know what you think. I will definitely be doing it again!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous, fresh and simple - must try this. Another great post.

Steph said...

I really must give this size a go! I love the look of the layouts in 6x12.

Great colours, Jo :)

Steph x

Kel x said...

Life has been too busy to do much more than check in now and then, but loving the inspiration, thanks ladies!

Diana said...

Must give this a go- and your layout is so fresh and uncluttered looking - love it

Brigitta said...

this looks great!! I haven't beens scrapbooking for quite some weeks now, just no inspiration, but I might go and try this size this weekend, who knows, tnx for the inspiration!!