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.
Labels: Layouts, National Scrapbook Day
Cindy deRosier has a masters in Education and taught for 11 years. She uses that experience to blog about kids crafts and family-friendly educational travel. She is the Editor of Fun Family Crafts, a website with over 12,000 kid-friendly craft tutorials. Cindy is the co-author of "What Would Jesus Patent?" and does freelance writing and designing.
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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!!!!!ReplyDelete
Love it! That giant bouquet of flowers is so stunning!ReplyDelete
WOW!! This is great! :) I love the photo strips and all those flowers!! Beautiful! :)ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
I have a hard time with the big printed elements too, but I love what you did. The photo strips turned out wonderfully.ReplyDelete
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!! :)ReplyDelete
Glad you challenged yourself. This looks awesome! :)ReplyDelete