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Very Simple Blocking of Paper for Double Scrapbook Page

I had no less than 7 4×6 photographs to get onto this double page Layout and I didn’t want to crop them too much, so it’s quite an economic use of patterned paper as there wasn’t really much of the background cardstock to cover!

Scrapbook Page "Sea Life" by SundayL

Helped, of course by leaving a clear border all the way around the outside decreases  the area too.  But you’ll notice that although overall the border is the same on both pages, in fact it is a piece of ribbon down the side of the right hand page that ‘makes up’ the difference.  This is because the two photographs in the middle (side by side) didn’t quite make up the correct width.  But with the addition of the ribbon, both pages visually match up.

The colouring was a bit tricky only because of the greeny coloured photograph (bottom left) which didn’t match the more pastel colours of the other photographs, but I used buttons to tie in the more olive/green colour to the others.

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The photos show the background as a grey colour, but in fact, despite colour correction, they still don’t show that the background cardstock is actually white!

The patterned paper is from Basic Grey’s collection, ’Wisteria’.

And the little printed sentiment is from a set of stamps from Prima.  Lovely and fine and crisp image of the script and type on this little stamp.  The new genre of cling mounted stamps (solid rubber on foam with cling surface for use with acrylic blocks, etc) are brilliant as they combine the convenience and value for money of the sheets of clear acrylic stamps, with the precision of the old wood backed rubber stamps… I highly recommend them!

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