Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Studio Calico Yearbook - By Louise

Today, DT member Louise talks about her scrapbooking process!

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Do you have a scrapbook process?
If so, where do you start?
- with pretty papers
- with a story
- with photos 
- with a design

Each time for me it's different. Usually I tend to start with a photo and then choose my papers, but as Sarah sent me the new Studio Calico Yearbook papers to work with, this time I chose a photo that I thought would suit the papers.

After selecting your photo and papers what comes next?  
Do you have a technique in mind you want to use? Do you think about what you want to achieve? Do you refer to a layout you like or turn to a sketch? Do you just start cutting up papers and see what comes to mind?

So I'd got my papers ready and I picked out the photo I wanted to scrap, next I quickly scribbled a sketch. I don't do this all the time, but it does help to give me a starting point.

And this is how the final layout turned out.

The Ugly Sisters
Sorry, I have had to "blur out" the face of one of the children!!
Products used  Studio Calico Yearbook
For this second layout I noticed that this sheet of numbers would work perfectly with a story I had recently blogged. So this time around I chose the paper to go with a story. A story that you can find here.

Products used  Studio Calico Yearbook

The Studio Calico Yearbook collection is gorgeous and I am sure there isn't a theme that it wouldn't work with. It's perfect for older children, school photos and boy or girl themes. 

So where do you start?
Photos ... papers ... sketch ... technique or something else?
Please do share your layout process with us.

Jenny has been busy with another Studio Calico collection, Wonderland so pop back soon to see what she did with it!

Have a fabulous day!
Louise x


Lisa-Jane said...

It looks like a really versatile collection Louise and I love what you've done with it!

Julia said...

Beautiful pages. Love the second one with all the distressing and the layers.

Ginger said...

Beautiful layouts! Love the use of the background paper on the second layout.