Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kindergarten Memories

Once again, I've been tackling the huge piles of unfinished layouts that have accumulated on all my work surfaces.  One of the pages was a collage of random pictures from Trevor's kindergarten year.  I'd planned to use some school-themed paper, but the busy paper with a busy photo collage just wasn't working for me... so I set it, unfinished, on the pile. 

When I came back to the layout, I knew that the problem was busy-on-busy.  I removed the school papers, matted the collage with a subtle blue dot, and backed the whole thing with a lime green.  It was really stark, so I added white mist to the background.  I stamped my title on a red dot, then punched stars from that same paper.  The finished layout is somewhat plain, but I love that the photos are front and center.



Now that I'm on a roll (and starting to see my desktop again), expect to see more finished layouts in the near future!

8 comments:

  1. Loveeeeeee this!!! Loving all the photos and the stars!!! :)

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  2. I like this layout and that kind in general. I do one photo layouts more now than I used to but still like to use lots of pics. Nice work, as always.

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  3. Aww, what fun! Love all those pictures - I wish mine were little again!!! Great redo.

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  4. What could have been cluttered, looks very appealing and draws your viewer in. It's always energizing to be able to recognize a roadblock and then work past it. Looking forward to seeing more as you unearth your desktop!

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  5. Great Layout! How did you print your pictures? At home or did you use a service? I always wind up trying to crop pictures for this kind of layout and I wonder if there is an easier way.
    Johnna from Missouri

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    1. Hi Johnna,

      I use Picasa's collage feature to put four pictures together, then print that as a 4x6 using a 1-hour service. So it only costs me 13 cents or so to get 4 photos, versus printing all 4 and trying to crop them down. I usually make and print a bunch of collages at a time so that I can combine pictures and not have any waste. As you can see, this layout has 10 horizontals and 2 verticals; when I made the collages, I put two other horizontals and two other verticals in the collages and just tucked them away for a future layout.

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  6. You go girl! I am glad you are on a roll and that we get to see your layouts!

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  7. Love the photos and the colour combo! :)

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