A look at July's layout sketch

A look at July's layout sketch


Welcome to this month's layout sketch blog post.

I realised after I'd finished designing July's sketch, I had made it a 2 page layout but it would actually work really well as two separate single pages as well. So this month you are getting 3 for 1!

So let's take a look at this month's sketch.

1. I've put the title at the top of this first page and then continued it onto the second page as well (see number 5). This is what makes it a layout you can use as two single pages. There is space on both pages to have a title, but as a double page you have plenty of space for a longer title.

2. Another reason this page would work as two singles is because I've added space on both pages for journaling. I like splitting the journaling sometimes, rather than having a big chunk of writing on one side, here it is spread out and you can journal about the different photos on each page. Depending on how big your page is, you may not have a lot of room, this is where I use very small handwriting to fit more into a small space, but typing and printing out your journaling would be great too as you can make it small enough to fit your space.

3. I've added three photos to this layout. I feel three is a good number and I often have three photos to use, so this layout might be used quite a lot! I like switching them up, so you have some landscape and some portrait, but obviously use what you've got and you can move them round to fit how you need them too.

4. Of course we have to have embellishments. I've added a few clusters around the pages. I am still using my circle and heart punch for a lot of my embellishments. I like that I can make them to match my colours and I do love them in a cluster. You can use any die cuts here and if you have bigger pieces don't worry about using more than one.

5. here is the second part of the title. 

6. I've dotted a couple of phrases around the page. I tend to layer them up on washi tape, just to add another pop of colour and to keep the colour theme going through the pages.

7. another space for journaling here. When I created my pages I had more space on this page for my journaling, so I did the majority of it here. But had the extra space on the next page to finish it off and talk about the photos on that page too.

8. finishing off with the date. You could always add the date to the top of your journaling, but I do like an excuse to add another tag and pop of colour.

To finish my pages I have added a few enamel dots and I'm happy with how it turned out. I've not tried it as single pages yet, but I'll definitely be trying that soon when I have some single photos. Here are my completed pages below. You can also watch me create them on my YouTube channel. Just click the photo below to go and watch the video.


If you would like to download this month's sketch, you can get it HERE

I hope you like this one. I'll see you next week with another layout sketch.

Take care.


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