Go big or go home! Sometimes you take a shot that is
so perfect that you just have to take it and blow it up.
Maybe it needs to be large to show the details. Maybe the
size will enhance the drama. Maybe there is too much love
to be shown in just a small shot.
No matter the reason, a large photo can be the building
block of a great page. Jill used a photo 2/3rds of the
size of her page to emphasize relationship between her son and
daughter-in-law. With the addition of an arrow and some
hearts, our eyes are drawn to their connection.
Tina used the absence of color combined with the size of
her photo as the basis of her gorgeous layout. She
repeated the use of black and grey grounding the page and
allowing her to go bold with her color without overwhelming her
Fabi used a large picture to capture someone capturing a
landscape. She reinforced the idea of the beauty found in
the shot with her words and natural embellishments. She
built right on top of the shot filling in white space.
Each layout uses a big photo in a bold way and each
designer uses embellishments to emphasize emotion.
Lincoln Park Zoo by Jill Williams
Digital Supplies: Kit: Going This Way by Nicole Young (Digital Scrapbook
Software: Corel PSP X2, Fonts: Amanda's Hand.
Design Notes: I loved the angle of this photo I took of our son and
daughter in law while at the Lincoln Park Zoo--I kept the lines in the
layout vertical, in order to draw even more attention to the photo.
Journaling: Lincoln Park Zoo, October
Live life with intention by Tina Walker
Supplies: Paper: Echo Park, Stickers: Echo Park, Alphas: Echo Park, Tissue
Tape: Tim Holtz, Flowers: Sassafras, Thread: Coates, Adhesive: EK Success,
Other: buttons. Tools: Sewing Machine:
Design notes: I rarely use supersize
photos on my layouts, I tend to gravitate towards smaller photos. With a large
photo, the photo could 'overtake' a page and look out of place. The key is to
either make the photo black and white or washed out, subtle color palette.
Explore Life by Fabi Ormerod
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey, American
Crafts, Webster's Pages, Die Cuts: Pink Paislee, Bling, Flowers,
Rub On: Prima Marketing, Kit: Scrapbooking from the inside out.
Design Notes: My tip is to use rub ons to embellish the big photo. We can use
them to make the title or subtitle, or just to compose a scenario, like I've done using a butterfly rub on.
Journaling: Explore life and all it can offer you. Seek beauty in every small moment you have.