I don't often make double layouts. Probably because I feel that I can tell the story and share enough photos to prompt the memory on one page. But every now and then I do. In this case it happened because the photos just didn't seem to work together and I couldn't decide which photo to leave out. Moving them onto two pages was a lightbulb moment. And it meant I could add far more writing without overwhelming things as well.
It may seem rather indulgent as there is still an awful lot of white space, but I am glad I switched things up
Each one began with a wash of mist. I used 3 colours - the peach from the kit, gold lame Colour Shine and Scarlet Glimmer Mist. I started with the gold in each case but on one page painted it at the top of where the papers and photos would go and did it the opposite way round on the other. I then added some peach mist to my little bowl holding the colour and painted that layer, overlapping slightly, then did the same with the red to give an ombre effect.
While I was in a painty mood I decided to work on the thin coloured strip of paper. This was the cut off strip from one of the papers (I forgot to note which one, sorry). The colours were not quite right so with a set of watercolours and the gold mist I made them a bit more muted.
Once everything was dry the fun began
Tide Pool embellishment kit and deciding which to use, along with the Kraft label stickers, more of the rub-ons and some Prima sparkles.
Rend Collective was printed on white card using Carbontype font and then cut into snippets.
The other side of the layout is pretty much the same...
If you have never tried a double page spread, why not give it a go?