Gondolas In Venice | A Scrapbook Layout

I was very productive this past weekend. In between some Christmas cards and other Christmas projects, I finished another layout for my Europe album. For this one, I used October Afternoon’s Woodland Park collection. I don’t often use pink in in my layouts, so I was excited that this collection complemented my photos enough to use it.

No sketch for this one. I wanted the photos front and center, so I aligned them side by side so they would run the length of the page. I added in some older flowers from my stash. In general, I find bigger flowers are hard to actually use on a page. Knowing that I wanted to include this larger flower, I situated the journaling and the title cluster to accommodate it.

After everything was down, I added some paint splatters. As much as I love all the mists that are out there on the market, I find myself diluting acrylic craft paints more often now. (And it’s budget friendly option!) I have a good selection of paint colors and haven’t had any trouble finding a perfect match to whatever layout I’m working on.

This is the second layout about my gondola ride (here’s the first from awhile back), but I still have a number of photos I want to include in this album. I thought about creating one more 2-pager with the remaining photos, but I just do not need another layout on this topic. Instead, I’m going toย includeย a 6×12 photo insert with the remaining photos. I like the variety the insert will add to the album.

Other: Petaloo and Prima flowers, OA 12×12 background paper and journaling card, pink acrylic paint, MLS Alphabet stickers.

What do you do with the extra photos that you don’t end up scrapbooking?

Thanks for stopping by today!

12 Comments

  1. Fun and colorful LO.

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  2. What a gorgeous page with those bright colors and pretty patterns. Awesome!

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  3. The pink is perfect on here! I love Venice!

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  4. LOVE the layout! I am loving fun bright colors right now!

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  5. gorgeous page! Love those flowers and the pop of yellow they give ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. Just beautiful Tammy. I have to say, your journaling made me laugh ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m rather intrigued by your splatters… Do you mix it up in a bowl, what’s the ratio, how do you sprinkle it on, would you do a tutorial??? ๐Ÿ™‚ I just love the way your splatters look! And I’m loving your labels too! Right now, with the way I scrap, I don’t have extra photos, but before, I would put the extra pics behind the layout!!

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    • Thank you! About the splatters, there is no scientific method. I don’t measure the paint to water ratio. I take a plastic container and just squirt a bit of paint in, then add a tiny bit of water and stir, add more water until it’s a thin consistency. But not super runny. It needs to have more paint than water so if you add too much water, squirt in a little more paint. To get the splatters I hold the brush out and tap on the handle. I do not flick the bristles of the brush — if that makes sense. I can work on a tutorial – I don’t do video yet so I’ll have to see if I can capture it well enough in photos. ๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. Lovely page! I recognize those flowers, I may still have a few in my stash somewhere. Love the 6×12 idea. I like to use divided page protectors for extra photos.

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  8. I think the pink looks perfect. Some of the blogs of a lot of color. What a wonderful trip

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  9. Love this page!
    Love the colors, and those photos are great! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. Very pretty – lucky girl!!

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  11. I’ve been using more & more of those 6×12 divided pages to add extra photos. The colors & flowers are great in this layout.

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