Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Wedding Album: Sketches Please!

I love page maps and layout sketches and any kind of helpful page plan. For a big project like a wedding album, I want to save myself time at each stage that I can. For this kind of large album (60 planned pages!) I grab my Becky Higgins Sketches book

as well as my Becky Fleck Page Maps book.

Then I head to the internet and print out about a dozen sheets of page sketches my favorite sites. I keep them all togehter with the layout sketch books mentioned above just so I can grab them and decide at a moments notice what to creat as a backdrop.

I should mention here again that I have NO photos really yet for this project. For that reason I should say I am really planning and making BACKGROUND pages so far. Not fully done pages--yet. I will make everything in my sketch plan and glue it all down from paper layers to accent pieces--EXCEPT for the final focal mats (white mats in this project) and photos. It's just like assembling a whole page kit from a scrapbook or convention class and then taking it home to later add your photos to the top of it all. I work like this all the time and I love the assembling and the layering I can do ahead of time.

Favorite Sketch sites.
I printed out the April, May, and June Page Maps from Becky Fleck here:

I also grabbed a few from Leisa at Page Plans:

and a couple from Scrapbooks. Etc magazine too.

I try not to print off more than a dozen or 15 sheets at a time so I don't overwhelm myself with choices. I try to keep in mind that I can always go back and get more later after I work through most of these. Now I am ready to put page topics and page sketches and my supplies all into action together!

Next: It's time to make page kits for all those 30 wedding page topics!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your process. I have such a hard time putting pages together, I get bogged down in having too many choices of paper and get overwhelmed. I also end up with not having the "right" accents for the page. I'm going to try your method and see if it doesn't go easier.