Time to Squeeze the Day and get some crafting done! Today’s layout inspiration was created by Erminia.
I love how well these two pages go together. There are a lot of ways to pull the two pages of a double layout together, such as mirroring the elements, letting the title (or, as Erminiaa has done, a banner) span between the two, or using the same backgrounds. For her double-page layout, Erminia has mirrored the background so that the patterned triangles form a larger triangle when they are put together. She has also added splatters of paint across the background (you can see it better in the larger photos below).
Another little detail that I love is how she used the same type of framing on both layouts. Even though the photo styles and sizes of the matts are different, she has used the same patterned papers and same skewed layering, which creates a sense of consistency between the two layouts.
Here is a larger photo of the first layout. While she has added little bits of ephemera such as the fussy-cut fruit and buttons, she has left the photo cluster relatively plain. The accents and ephemera also cover every corner which gives the effect of a secondary frame, which makes the photo pop and be the center of attention of the layout.
For me, since the photo was highlighted so much in the first layout, it draws the most attention and the second page plays more of a supporting role (like you see the title page and then see the story on the next page). On this page Erminia added a bit more fussy cutting and accents, such as the ribbon and arrow paper clip. Since the photo cluster is bigger it covers more of the background and thus doesn’t pop as much as the photo on the first page. This helps the two layouts work well together because your eyes aren’t overwhelmed trying to figure out where to focus first.
If you would like to give these layouts a try (with or without the kit) here are the layout drafts for you to work off of!:
Happy crafting ❤