Hi there friends and yay for Friday! Gia here with another BIG photo layout! You may recall last month I showed you this one where I used a HUGE photo of my son and friends on the beach with the Studio Forty Bom Día Sampler. Today I have Part 2 of my experiment playing with bigger photo layout designs. You know how they say, "Go big or go home", right? Why not be bold and really give a special photo center stage? This time, however, I used a big photo not so much to dominate the page, but more to offer balance to a really bold paper pattern. Some people find bold, colorful patterns difficult to work with and one of the ways to offset the heavy weight of a demanding pattern is to offer some counter weight to level the playing field. A big photo with a major impact won't get lost in all that BIG color, right?
"Taffy" is one of the 12 x 12 patterned cardstocks in the recent Maggie Holmes Sweet Story collection from Crate Paper and as soon as I saw it I knew that I would design a layout just to feature it! Some of the embellishments from Sweet Story, like the ephemera and the butterflies were included in the New Normal kit from this summer so I decided to pull those out and use them up!
On Father's Day I got my wish of being one of the subjects in a photo shoot of a mural in our little town of Wailuku, Maui. I love taking mural photos, but I am usually the one taking the photo and not in it. I will never forget that my 12 year old boy was willing to take the time to be photographer that day and I will always cherish the photos we got that day!
First I cut out the large arch that takes up the left 2/3rds of the paper and I enlarged my photo to about 8x8 so that it would be able to fill the entire space under the arch. After that I went to town with the dimensional butterflies and used a piece of acetate ephemera for my title! Since the big arch photo takes up the majority of the layout, there was not much left to do to finish it off! The butterflies really add movement around the page!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you took away some ideas for the big photos and bold patterns in your life!
Hello friends, Emma here again sharing my passport designer layout 'Escape'.
I don't know about you but I always find large print patterned papers a bit tricky to use, so I was determined to find a way to make it work for my layout. I'm super pleased with the results & I hope you like it too.
I began my layout by adding hand-stitched details to the big blue floral patterned paper from the Cocoloko Souvenir collection in 3 strands of DMC pink thread. I then selected sections of the paper to cut out so that I could create shaker windows, backing them with clear acetate.
Next I used foam tape around the cut out sections to create the depth needed for the sequins to move around. Using a pink patterned paper from the same collection as my background I carefully position my sequins in place by peering through the windows before adhering the 2 pages together.
I then mounted my photo on many layers of patterned paper from the same collection & created a couple of tags to add to the layers. Using red-line tape I adhered my acrylic 'Escape' title to the bottom of my photo.
To finish I added lots of the cute sentiments from the Souvenir collection & Elle's Studio Tiny Everyday Label stickers, some enamel dots & a sprinkling of Nuvo Vintage Drops. Hope this layout inspires you to use those patterned papers you might find a bit tricky & don't forget to share it with us at Clique Kits.
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