Following on from last month’s Team Favourites posts where I shared the Creative Team’s favourite layouts without photographs, this month we decided to showcase layouts with BIG photos! Large photographs can make a dramatic statement on a layout, you can frame them and make them the focal point of your page or you could use them as the background and layer other photos and elements over the top. You can also have fun with blending modes, layer styles and masks to create more artsy effects with those big pics!
Here’s what the Creative Team chose as their favourite big photo pages:
I love using big photos and making a “full” page. These photos were taken on a trip to Fiji and my son had so much fun being part of the dance group.
The entire right hand side of this page is actually a photo of a worksheet that my son brought home during his first week of kindergarten. I like it because the construction paper that his worksheet was mounted on sort of matches the papers I used in the layout, so that the digital and the physical are combined seamlessly. I also love my son’s silly expression in the photo!
I just love the blending of photos and papers and being able to sketch too…The page always brings favorite memories to mind while allowing my creativity to grow!
I really love these farm doodles and the colors were perfect with my photos from this day. We had a lot of fun and the layout screams ‘fun’ to me too!
I loved this selfie I took with my daughter before we started hunting for eggs last Easter. The sun glare was a really fun effect, and pretty much just a happy accident. I blended it in to the background using a recent blog template from Christa here on Kate’s blog.
I love how I can mix & match Kate’s doodles! Here I used ‘Beside the Seaside’ & joodle strips to create a Disney page & create the feeling of Americana. Joodle strips are perfect for framing a large photo!
Who wants to take a photo of themselves when they aren’t feeling well? 2014 was a bad year for me… it feels like I was sick all the time, even having shingles at one point. Well, life can’t stop because I’m sick… so I’m still here, behind the scenes.
Barely a month after the worst forest fires the Southeast USA has ever seen, my husband & I headed to the Great Smoky Mountains for a getaway weekend. We went into the park one day, where we found ourselves driving through the area where the fires had been. There are no words for the impact of seeing these majestic mountains with bald, black areas that will takes decades to regrow. And yet, we were also surprised at the randomness of the fire – hitting some areas, skipping others…sometimes even burning one tree and leaving the one next to it standing.
Here are some more of my favourite big photo pages from the Creative Team, you can find even more over on my Scrapbooking with BIG photos Pinterest board!