Thursday, August 21, 2014

Grammy's Gals (Echo Park Family Reunion)


Hi everyone! Today I'm sharing a layout made with Echo Park's new Family Reunion Mini Theme. Not only am I going to show you the finished page (above), but I'm going to take you through how it came together, from start to finish. Readers frequently ask about my layering technique and have asked for more process posts, so let's get started!


Believe it or not, I don't usually have anything in particular in mind when it comes to layering. I basically just play with a mix of stickers, papers and embellishments, adhering when I'm happy with the look.

Step 1: Here's a look at the foundation of the page — just a few little clusters to start it all off, made with elements cut from papers in the collection, along with some stickers. Don't feel as if you need to use patterned papers as is. Take a good look and see what you can cut out, like the frames, banner and “Good Times with family” circle I used here.



Step 2Now it's time to start building things up. The elements I've added create a base for grounding the photo and a place to house a journaling tag (bitty bag).


Step 3Adding a bit more layering — a Polaroid-style frame highlights a second patterned paper. Because the paper is a bit busy, the frame helps to define it so it doesn't compete with the background.


Step 4Now it's time to add the photo. I backed it with a doily which helps connect the photo to the frame and reaches toward to the top left corner, tying the page together.


Here's a look at the finished page again. As you can see, I added the title (along with a patterned paper photo corner to help ground it), punched borders, a bit of machine stitching and a few small elements to fill spaces I felt needed a finishing touch.


So there you have it. A look at my scrapbooking process. I hope you enjoyed seeing this page come together and you're inspired to give layering a try.

Now is probably a good time to mention I've added a "Process Posts" tab to my blog's home page. I've listed posts that contain content about my process. I've added this page, and will add future process posts, as well.

Have a great day!

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18 comments:

  1. love to see how you work the layering
    awesome layout

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  2. Awesome to learn more about your process, Lisa and love the warmth in your layout! I saw the tab yesterday and checked out an older post. I still lay everything out before adhering. :)

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  3. You make it looks sooooo easy. Love the process and your bravery. I lay it out then glue it down.

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  4. Love love love this!!! Loving the colors and everything you added to the page!! Thanks for sharing your process!!!!!!

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  5. Oh my goodness, I just LOVE all of the goodies on this page. The banner is the final, perfect touch. Love every detail of this Lisa!

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  6. So fun to see your process! I think it is almost totally backwards from mine. I start with the photo, tuck stuff under, and then add the bits around the outer edges of the page! :)

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  7. Thanks for showing your process! I've often wondered how you achieve this look - it's always fun and eye catching!

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  8. So fun to see how this layout came together!

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  9. Fabulous page and amazing colors. Love how you show the process you use for putting it together!! Pinning!!!

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  10. absolutely gorgeous and I love seeing how it all came together!

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  11. Wow!! Gorgeous layout, Lisa! Love seeing the layering process of putting your layout together!

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  12. loved seeing how you created this beautiful page :):)

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  13. Great page and thank you for showing the process. It is so helpful in my journey to learn this style. I love this paper line as well.

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  14. Awe I love that photo and the page fits it perfectly..so awesome! Loved seeing your layering process as well.

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  15. Loved seeing your process, Lisa!! Another fabulous page!

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  16. Totally cool to see the layering process - makes me think that it is possible for me, maybe I should give it a chance!! This page is full of vibrant colors and the picture is precious. Way to showcase it with this layout!!

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  17. What a great post - I really enjoyed seeing your layering process!

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