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I love this album. I keep meaning to make pages that relate to each other. But this album shows that this is not necessary. Thank you for affection and good class.

love this video....I am always so inspired by the attention to detail and how you pull everything together. I so want to do that in my books too!!!

Love it!

AWESOME album - love the video and the tips on continuity and unity, this definetly will help me reorganize my London album- now i understand why i wasn't happy with the album, despite being pleased with the individual layouts. Eureka !!! --- the light bulb went off when i watched your video -
YOU'RE MY HERO !!!!

AWESOME album - love the video and the tips on continuity and unity, this definetly will help me reorganize my London album- now i understand why i wasn't happy with the album, despite being pleased with the individual layouts. Eureka !!! --- the light bulb went off when i watched your video -
YOU'RE MY HERO !!!!

Fantastic video!!! Love your entire album : )

Project - Design School: Maintaining Continuity in an Album
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Project - Design School: Maintaining Continuity in an Album
by shimelle
posted 08/22/11
Galleries: Scrapbooking

Hi Peas! I hope you're enjoying our Design School series!

One of the principles hard at work in strong design is continuity, which can be a little difficult when we work hard to make each page a unique creation! But sometimes I love for my 12x12 albums to maintain continuity so it feels like all those pages really should go together.

Recently I've been working on pages from one particular extended trip and I decided I could maintain some unity throughout the album by repeating three things: kraft cardstock, a camera motif and a bit of sand Glimmer Mist painted or spattered onto the page. For the most part this has worked fabulously well and I love how the layouts look together, and it has allowed me to use a variety of colours and papers as I don't want this to be an overly themed album. Three repeated elements did just the trick to keep a unified - but not identical - look throughout the album.

Except for two facing pages that had been driving me a bit batty. For one, I started with kraft cardstock but then tried chalk over the top and the resulting colour doesn't look much like kraft at all. For the other, I got carried away and created the page on yellow paper without any kraft in sight. Neither has the camera motif nor the Glimmer Mist. A total break in continuity! So I decided to fix that with a 6x12 page that could sit between those two pages and bring those three elements back into the game. The divided page protectors by American Crafts made it very easy.

Watch this video to see my album and the process of repairing the continuity with the 6x12 pages.


Do you have any albums that could be improved with a little continuity? Maybe half a page is all you need!
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