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Bring on the layouts!

Going a little old-school with some journaling printed on vellum today.

Embracing mistakes and making them work for my layout.

Here's a look:

This layout pairs an enlarged 7 inch x 12 inch photo (printed here at home on my Epson R2000) with a stack of smaller photos.

I put together the smaller photos in Photoshop, adding a little text to a couple of them and printed, leaving a border around it when I cut it out.

I actually decided to add the other photos in this way on Tuesday night when I couldn't get back to sleep after Anna woke up around 2am. Good times.

Here's a look at some of the embellishments:

The chipboard elements on this layout all come from Rhonna's new My Mind's Eye Be Amazing Chipboard. Love, love, love this set.

You might notice, under that yellow flag accent is the left-over backing from that same element (you might be able to see it better on the full-layout photo above). I stuck it down before I was done and ended up wanting to move it. So I pulled it up and the backing stayed down and I just decided to work with that rather than re-print the photo all over again. Looking at it now I really like the way it looks.

I also added a little bit of Hambly Teal Woodgrain Washi Tape on the outside of those three elements (it's repeated in other areas on the layout as you'll see below).

I stamped "Oregon Coast" using Outdoor Denim ink from Close To My Heart and Hero Arts Basic Uppercase stamps.

For the journaling I printed on 8.5x11 Vellum from WorldWin. The font is Mom's Typewriter.

I had to figure out how to attach the vellum to the photo without seeing the adhesive. My solution was to use just a tiny bit of rolling adhesive along the left edge of each strip and then cover it with Hambly Teal Woodgrain Washi Tape. I actually cut that washi tape in half so it ended up being a thinner strip. On purpose I decided to have the washi tape only go part way up the page vs. all the way to the top. To finish it off I did a zig zag stitch right down the middle with my Brother sewing machine.

Echo Park Navy Dots And Stripes. Black paper is from Studio Calico's Daydream Believer kit.

A bit of repetition over on the top left with a piece of the same chipboard strip and some more washi tape wrapped around the edge.

And almost always the addition of some staples from the Tiny Attacher.

On the bottom left I've got a little group that includes two pieces from the My Mind's Eye Be Amazing Chipboard set and a Happy Days Wood Banner.

Here's a look at the whole page again:


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45 thoughts

  1. Brooke says…
    03/01/2012

    Did you notice that the rock pool is a heart shape? - awesome. I so love that Simon took this little break for himself. I need one too! My 3 year old also woke up around the same time the other night - he lost his blankie!

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  2. Carol Hinrichsen says…
    03/01/2012

    Beautiful layout... I need to do one with big photo!!! Thanks for inspiration

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  3. Trish Drake says…
    03/01/2012

    This layout is awesome! I love your attention to even the littlest detail. Good work.

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  4. linda says…
    03/01/2012

    If you hadn't mentioned it, I would have thought the mistake was on purpose. Looks good!

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  5. Gabriella Jozsa says…
    03/01/2012

    Beautiful layout ! And thanks for the great idea of how to attach vellum to the photo (or paper) !! I will surely try it out !
    Regards from Hungary !

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  6. Melissa says…
    03/01/2012

    I love it. Beautiful.

    The happy accident with the flag banner looks like it was meant to be!

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  7. laura g. says…
    03/01/2012

    what a lovely page! liked the fact that you went with the 'mistake' and didn't print another picture wouldn't have known it was a 'mistake' if you hadn't confessed! i love the Oregon coast and can hardly wait to go back hopefully this summer

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  8. Debbie says…
    03/01/2012

    Lovely layout and beautiful photos. Love your "work"...labor of love!

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  9. Patti Bosworth says…
    03/01/2012

    Ali, Love the layout! I've always loved your style. I've dipped my toe into the world of digital scrapbooking, but still love the old school traditional style. Now that ScrapbookPictures.com has shut their doors, who do you use as an online processor to print some of your non-standard prints? I was hoping to find a source similar to SBP.com; providing non standard prints, basic editing, conversion to b&w or sepia, add text or borders, etc. Any ideas? Thanks for all your inspiring work!

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    1. Ali says…
      03/01/2012

      Hi Patti - I do most of my printing at home but am happy to recommend either Persnickety Prints or Color Inc.

    2. Leora Henkin says…
      03/01/2012

      Oh my! I didn't know that about scrapbookpictures.com. That is sad!

  10. Nicole says…
    03/01/2012

    This is such a beautiful page Ali! Every single little detail is so well thought out (even the mistakes). I love seeing all of these new traditional layouts from you! :)

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  11. nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says…
    03/01/2012

    I would never have known that was a little boo-boo in the upper ight. I thought that it was another craft flag. Awesome

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  12. Eveline van Heijst says…
    03/01/2012

    Wonderful layout. The big picture is so beautiful.
    Eveline.

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  13. Carrie Alexander says…
    03/01/2012

    Love, love LOVE that picture of Simon touching the tide pool. What an amazing blessing to have family who "gets it" about taking photos!

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  14. Leanne in CA says…
    03/01/2012

    Love it. I'm wanting to do some traditional layouts as well---need to get on it. Thanks for sharing!!

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  15. Cynthia says…
    03/01/2012

    Love your style Ali. I love the combination of the large photo with the strip of smaller ones. The vellum is great. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Deb J says…
    03/01/2012

    Your layouts are always so artistic and different. I put off doing mine because I don't have an idea of what to do so wait until I can think of something or scraplift something. I want to be more original like you.

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  17. Dori says…
    03/01/2012

    Awesome, awesome layout! I love the way you use REALLY big photos. And such amazing photos of Simon on the rocks and in the water! My parents were from the "Okay everybody now look at the camera and say cheese!" school of photography. Your parents' candid shots are truly magazine-worthy and really tell the story. Just beautiful!

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  18. Pam Abbott says…
    03/01/2012

    Ali, I love how you attached the vellum! It adds so much texture and you aren't stuck with the look of adhesive. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. Terri says…
    03/01/2012

    Your parents take some amazing pictures. Love the one with his reflection in the water. Beautiful layout.

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  20. Kim Thomas says…
    03/01/2012

    Awesome layout! Thank you for the inspiration. :)

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  21. Alida says…
    03/01/2012

    The tag and the second "mistake" tag to me echoes the reflection of Simon's hand in the pool. So great to see a traditional layout by you, especially a Simon at the beach one!

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    1. Ali says…
      03/01/2012

      Thanks Alida - I've been trying to do at least one a week. You can see the last few here: http://aliedwards.com/projects/traditional-scrapbooking

  22. Mel says…
    03/01/2012

    Yay, for traditional scrapbooking and embracing the occasional 'oops' moment.

    I have just started PL and am worried it might take over my regular scraping as it seems too easy - if you know what I mean. I am welcoming the easy though.

    Good to see you switching between. Thanks.

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  23. Cele Schaffer says…
    03/01/2012

    I love this entire layout-so cool! One of the things I am noticing and trying to do more is the way you will pick out a color-like the green in Simons pj's-and repeat the color in an element. I LOVE how you did that with the green washi tape on the edge of the dotted triangle element. It brings the background colors out and really adds to the overall look. You are so fun to learn from Ali! I guess thats why you are a graphic artist and I am not (HA)!

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  24. Danielle says…
    03/01/2012

    Ali, love how you did the photo strip. Do you mind describing how you did it, because your photo tutorials from OLW are the only ones that I seem to manage to follow? Others don't give directions the way that you do.

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  25. Jessica B says…
    03/01/2012

    While I love everything you do, I think most of the time your traditional layouts are still my favs!

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