Sunday, May 12, 2024

Studio Ghibli Layout

During the time I was recovering from my shoulder surgery Meghan and I started watching a lot of the Studio Ghibli movies together. We both have always appreciated the animation and artwork in these Japanese anime movies. There are 22 in all but we only watched 7 of them. I loved doing this with Meghan and we enjoyed figuring out which actors we knew of that were doing the voice-overs for the movies - like Christian Bale in Howl's Moving Castle. I was excited to be able to create a layout of our movie time during a recent Scrapbook with me.

The inspiration for this layout came from this sketch from Traci Reed Designs. You can see this sketch along with others here.

I changed up the sketch in a few ways. I first converted it from 12" x 12" to 8 1/2" x 11" for my current album format. I also changed the photo sizes and went from 2 photo mat strips to just one due to the sizes of my photos. I did change the placement of the title to work more with my photo strip. I went out of the box with this one and used some papers from the retired I Want Candy collection from Close To My Heart for this. It was fun using Halloween themed papers for a non-Halloween layout but I found the colors and patterns from these papers worked perfect with the bright colors in the photos without detracting from them. The title was die cut using the Simple Serif Uppercase Thin Cuts. I created the "film strip" look using a border punch from my stash and the embellishments came also from the I Want Candy collection. 

To create the rolled paper I tore a couple of places on the right-hand side of the paper and rolled back, securing the rolls using Glue Dots to keep them in place.

Since we did watch 7 movies in total and I wanted to keep this to a 1-page layout I added some Flip Flaps to work in the extra photos. I typed up the titles of the movies using the Project Life App on my iPhone and then printed them using my Epson Picturemate PM-400 printer. I love being able to quickly print journaling using this printer and to be able to use regular cardstock in this printer.

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I hope you like these layout. Thanks for stopping by!


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