Hey There, Erin here this week with a fun take on a Pocket Page! I always get a little chuckle when I hear people say they don’t like Pocket Pages because they “aren’t versatile”. I mean, I get it, pocket pages often have a somewhat similar look, but really, they are only as limited as you are in how versatile they can be.
I actually think Pocket Pages are EXTREMELY versatile, in that they make page composition so much easier, but still leave room for your own creativity. And really, that is all you need to have a fresh take on Pocket Pages
For example, one of the challenges for this month’s BINGO Challenge over at Sweet Shoppe is to use Extraction on your layout. While I was thinking about what I wanted to do for this challenge I mused, wouldn’t it be fun to use extraction on a Pocket Page?
Now granted, extraction is not something you generally see on a pocket page, but that does not mean it cannot be done. And I really thought it would add a little something different to the page, breaking up the grid feel a bit. So, adventure seeker that I am, I stepped up to the challenge of using Extraction on a pocket page.
I have long been wanting to finish up a book I have been working on that documents the various worldwide travels I have done with my kiddos. The recent kit Our Trip In the Air was perfect for this purpose. And since extraction is a bit of a novelty in the world of Pocket Pages, I decided to work on the COVER PAGE, since cover pages need to be eye catching.
I started with a template. I really like the simplicity of the retired Life Captured series, so I started with this one from Life Captured April, which I rearranged just a bit to fit the composition I had in mind.
From there I went ahead and added the cards I wanted to include on my cover page, as well as any background papers I needed to fill all the template spaces.
Next I added some photos that I felt would were a good introduction to our travels.
And then chose a photo to extract.
I realized I did not really like this photo by itself, so I extracted another picture of a building to make a little cluster/collage for the bottom corner.
Then added some elements and depth.
And finally, all the finishing touches.
So there you have it, Digital Pocket Pages really can be just as versatile as any other scrapping style. And I have learned that Paper Pocket Pages can be as well, if you learn to utilize multiple pockets, and sometimes the pocket itself!
I admit, this turned out way different than I originally expected, but this was really fun. So go out and try something new – maybe add a little extraction to your next pocket page!