Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Digital Studio Monday Challenge

I made this page for the My Digital Studio Monday Challenge for December 17th.   It may seem familiar to you if you've been looking at my blog for a while, and that's because I decided to make it match the page I made a few weeks back.  The pictures are from the same visit with Grandma, and I thought they would look nice opposite each other in my album.   I used to feel that everything had to be a two-page spread.  In my mind you had to look at both pages at the same time, so that meant that they needed to be about the same event and go together.  Thankfully my thinking on this has changed.  Another blogger, and I can't remember which one as it was a couple years back,  pointed out that in a 12 x 12 page layout, your eye really only looks at one page at a time.  I thought about this and got out my books and she was right.  I needed to get over my matching hang-up.  I am glad I did too because there are so many times you only have enough photos to make one page, and those photo's would sit unused because I wasn't sure what to do with them.   Anyway, enough on that.  Here is the sketch:
I like the grouped photo boxes at the top that contain one picture.  There is a video on this at the main My Digital Studio website.
 It's a fun technique, I'm sure I'll use it many times in the future.  Here  is another page I made using that technique a while back.
Thanks for stopping by! 


  1. What a fabulous page, Beth. I love your grudgy sort of background and the papers you've used. I know what you're saying about double vs single spreads. I used to think everything had to be a double spread too, but I'm enjoying the single spreads now. Or - more difficult for me to embrace - the single spread with a single picture. I'm getting better at that too. Anyway - thanks for joining us as MDS Monday. Hope to see you again!

  2. Love all the grungy details on your page! I have to say I don't normally design in spreads, so good to know I'm not breaking any rules. :) Your other pages is gorgeous too! Thanks for joining MDS Monday this week.

  3. Another great page Beth! Love the backgrounds!

  4. Such a wonderful page, Beth - As always! I love your digital work. The background elements are perfect. It's such a fun technique, isn't it? I love the other page too :) Thanks for sharing with us again this week at MDS Monday.