Sketch + Sketch

One of my goals for the new year is to make more two-page layouts. An easy way to achieve this goal is to combine two sketches to make a foundation for a double-page spread. I have found a new freedom in making two-pagers–here’s the story.

When I first started scrapbooking, I only made double-page spreads. Each page had the same background (usually cardstock) and were almost always mirrors of each other. As my scrapbooking confidence grew, I began making two-page layouts with asymmetrical designs–but always with matching backgrounds!

Recently I discovered that it is possible to make double-page spreads with backgrounds that are not the same. As long as colors, design elements, and themes cross both pages, having different backgrounds can be a great design choice!

To make a two-page layout using my current sketch, I chose this sketch from Citrus Twist Kits.

I used my sketch on the left to emphasize a focal point photograph, then used the other sketch to place supporting pictures.

Both pages have similar colors and embellishments that tie them together even though the backgrounds are different.

Pink and teal from the patterned paper on the right side is repeated in the patterned paper and cardstock on the left. I used enamel dots on both sides, as well as cardstock stickers.

I love using two single-page sketches together to make a double-page spread and use different backgrounds–the result is wonderful!

Now go create!

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