Sunday, 28 April 2013

laying it out | one kit two ways

Alrighty, I've shared with you different ideas for using Project Life products for non Project Life layouts a few times before. In this post I want to share how I created two different style layouts with the same products.

The marvellous thing about visual arts is that there are so many different ways to use the same base. This never ceases to amaze me. And, being on a creative team where I get access to amazing products - the Project Life kits - that are supposed to be used in a completely different way than I feel comfortable with, it makes me so compelled to challenge the rules and create completely differently than intended. But doing that, I also feel I should try the intended way.

So, in that vein, here are two layouts using the same products, but composed in two completely different ways.

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(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Templates, Becky Higgins Project Life Wedding Kit, American Crafts Fourteen all from ACDigitals.com, Kraft Essentials by Karla Dudley at Pixels&Co.com)

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(Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Wedding Kit, American Crafts Fourteen from ACDigitals.com, Kraft Essentials by Karla Dudley, In Good Company Feebie Kit Template (modified) by Simply Tiffany from Pixels&Co.com)

The journaling cards, that are the base of the Project Life kits, are used in both layouts. In the first layouts they are used as is, in their full size, and have equal weight and importance as the photos. In the second layout they are clipped to shape layers and serve as accents to the photographs. This is the important difference in pocket style layouts and my natural style. The photos always take center stage in the layouts that I usually create.

I have to say, I do prefer the "regular" style layout with lots of yummy white space and layering. But I still am amazed that the same products can be used in such different ways. What do you say, which style do you prefer?

If you want to read my previous post on using Project Life products for non Project Life layouts you can do so here:
Using Project Life Products

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