When Linda recently sent me this idea, I fell in love with it! By simply using two different collections, you can create an entirely new look for the same layout. Watch as Linda transforms the same layout with the For the Record 2 collections!
When my girls were little, I was often asked if they were twins. They are actually two years apart in age, and I suppose if you gave them a quick look, you might think that they resembled each other enough to possibly be twins. Aileen was very tall for her age, and Brigid was slightly shorter than average. They have similar coloring, and when they were small they wore their hair the same way: straight with bangs. If you looked closer, though, you would begin to see the differences. One daughter has blue eyes, one has brown eyes. One prefers classic styles with un-fussy lines, the other is an all-out fashionista. Even as little girls, they each had their own distinctive style, and once you knew the girls, you would never be confused between the two of them.
The layouts I would like to share with you today illustrate how the color scheme you choose can impact the overall look of your page. I’ve used the same photograph with an almost identical page design, but I used a different For the Record 2 collection for each one to achieve a different tone and style for each page. It is a trick that I often employ when I am creating pages using the same photograph for each of my girls’ albums.
The first page uses the "Documented" collection. I played up the blue tones in the photograph, and added a splash of sunny yellow arranged on black cardstock for a striking contrast. This page would be perfect for my daughter Brigid’s album. It is clean, crisp, and slightly understated.
The second page uses the "Tailored" collection in a similar arrangement of horizontal bands of color surrounded by border stickers, but with a more feminine look. I used the bold floral print and the butterfly embellishment, and rhinestones to further enhance the page. This one would be perfect for my little fashionista, Aileen.
Do you reflect your scrapping subject’s sense of style in the pages that you create for them? How does your scrapping style reflect your own personal style? I challenge you to try it out. Scrap the same photo twice. Once in a manner that reflects the personal tastes of the photographic subject, and once in a manner that reflects your own style. Link me up, I’d love to see them!
To share your completed projects with Linda, simply add a link to your completed project in the comments section below or upload your projects to our Facebook page HERE! We can't wait to see how you use two collections to create a similar layout design.