Jennifer Larson again, finishing out the week of two-page design. I'm so glad you could come and visit! Thank you so much. I hope you got inspired this week to create over the fold!
Today is all about Journaling. I'll be sharing various ways to incorporate different amount of journaling.
1. Lots of journaling
A two-page spread leaves lots of room for photos and journaling. This is a lot of journaling for me. I had found lots of photos of my boys cooperating and playing together, so I paired four of them and saved a photo-sized spot to write about their cooperation. I created a text box in word to fill just the right amount of space.
Here Christa Paustenbaugh used the space even more than I did and made almost the whole page a journaling block. I love how she fit 6 photos on both pages while still having a substantial journaling block and a stellar focal point photo.
And here's another terrific one, this time by Aliza Deutsch. She paired one photo with one substantial journaling block. What an amazing use of two pages!
2. A medium amount of journaling
This describes my journaling style pretty well. I journal enough to tell the story, and maybe since I'm an English teacher, I come to the point swiftly. So I generally journal a medium amount. Here I have space between my two photo block, so I cut journaling strips, wrote it out, and inked the edges of the strips before adhering them.
More medium-sized journaling, though less than the last. Journaling spots are good for fitting a certain amount in a limited space. You could practice on lined paper to make sure it fits, though to be honest, I mostly Wing It.
3. Little journaling
In this case I basically just labeled the one photo. The nice thing about a lot of photos? They alone can tell the story. Just one line of journaling can give the context for the photos to tell their tale.
4. No Journaling
Sometimes the photos are so evocative, they don't need any words beyond the title. On this page, two things did that: the words "Work then Play" which I used in the title, and the way I set the three work photos together and the one play photo on a different mat. DESIGN NOTE: I used an old die cut snowflake paper to serve as a misting template for the background. I used similar mist colors to the patterned paper on the page.
5. And now for something a little different
I did a medium amoutn of journaling here, but I set it up differently: I was telling the story of severe weather at a ball game, so I selected photos and used journaling strips to tell the story. What was different? I set the strips next to the photos to tell the story, sort of like a graphic novel.
Isn't this an amazing page? Katie Ehmann set her photos on one side and the journaling and title on the other, but she didn't stick with linear strips; she built them into a shape! So much fun.
Thank you again for stopping by this week and sharing my thoughts about two-page scrapbooking. I hope you have fun scrapbooking the rest of April and beyond!