Mirror images are a quick way to do a double page layout. This is a Freestyle Pattern #189 (formerly known as Puzzle pattern for this layout.
What I like about this particular pattern is the two outside columns that frame the layout. On this left side of the page my top square is for my title. The bottom on this side would make a nice place to include journaling if I wanted.
There are three 2×2 blocks in the pattern that could accommodate three separate photos, but there were so many dramatic cave and waterfall shots it became a perfect spot to take one photo and divide it into three. Because a 4×6 won’t allow me to use the photo alone, but requires a mat I cut the photo into 3-2”x2” squares. They were then mounted onto regular 2.125” squares with cardstock in a complimentary color.
All of the photos are matted, some with a single mat, some with a narrow mat and others with double mats.
I’ve used the new Pickle Juice Grid Paper from the Cool Drinks Collection for this layout and several rustic colors of cardstock for this outdoor adventure, hiking through Hocking Hills that my son David and his family were on.
The title block is created with the Nested Scallop Frame Die is triple cut and stacked on the outer frame and the inner rim. In the center section I’ve used Tim Holtz’s Alphanumeric dies, lined them up in a row, taped them together and then place them on the section and cut.
Placing foam mounting tape strategically on the back to support the section will help to create depth, almost a “cave-like” look just right for Old Man’s Cave.
This is great pattern to be able to include several sized photos and when you mirror image the page you have room for lots of great photos both horizontal and vertical for great memories!
It’s a quick and easy solution to adding a second page to your project!