Thursday, May 8, 2014

Insta-Scrap It

The fourth Scrapbook.com National Scrapbook Day challenge I tackled was called Insta-Scrap It. The only requirement was to scrap at least four square photos.  I've been collecting photos of Trevor with his cousin Allison, so I decided to use those.  I found six pictures that I'd printed small and chopped them down into squares.

At this point, I could have just lined up the photos and quickly made a layout that reflected my usual style.  But since this was a challenge, I decided to truly challenge myself and use patterned paper with a huge printed element.  I never know what to do with papers like that, especially since I'm not keen on putting a single photo on a page.  I almost put the paper back about fifty times, but I made myself press on.


Eventually, I realized I could line the photos up like photo booth strips.  I added the title at the base of the flowers, tucked journaling into the top right, added some stickers below the photos, and then used the reverse of the cut-off tear strip to edge the bottom.  The finished layout is totally outside my comfort zone, but I kinda like it.

8 comments:

  1. I totally am in LOVE with this one!!! I love love love love those photos and how you have them angled and loving the floral design!!!!!

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  2. Love it! That giant bouquet of flowers is so stunning!

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  3. WOW!! This is great! :) I love the photo strips and all those flowers!! Beautiful! :)

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  4. Same here; I never know what to do with big printed elements. It's like they are already set to hang on the wall without doing anything to them! But I love how you made this one work. The colors go with the pictures wonderfully.

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  5. I have a hard time with the big printed elements too, but I love what you did. The photo strips turned out wonderfully.

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  6. It may be out of your comfort zone but WOW!!!! It's awesome!! I love how you used the paper and you should challenge yourself to go out of your comfort zone more often!! :)

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  7. Glad you challenged yourself. This looks awesome! :)

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