Monday, 11 May 2015

Family Portrait

Today I am sharing a unique way to use background paper to create embellishments for my layout. Take a look at how I used various size circles to add great movement and dimension to the page. The muted colors in the Generations scrapbook pad are more commonly seen with vintage/heritage photos but I was able to incorporate the old fashioned paper line with a modern family photo.  I think you will agree, the layout is full of fun and energy while being grounded in a natural color palette.  This was a fantastic double page spread to create and everything used was a Paper House product. I really love those pre-glittered and foiled papers.

A Closer Look...

1. Choose two identical papers and one coordinating paper to use as the background for this double page layout. Add a strip of paper down the side to match the background of the first page. Cut a matte for your central photo and double matte it with wood grain paper.

2. Fussy cut the old fashioned camera and attach it to lower left corner. Cut 2 complimentary paper strips, make a diagonal tear along the edge of one end of both strips, and place horizontally along the lower edge going across both pages to bring cohesion to the layout. I was able to use a portion of paper with a phrase to became my title.

3. Next, use various size circle punches to cut circles from the meadow landscape paper. Position circles on the layout so that blue ones are in the upper 1/3 to mimic the sky, the green ones in the lower 1/3 to mimic the grass, and place the multi-colored circles in the middle 1/3 of the page to mimic their natural counterparts. To build depth and texture, remember to place some circle embellishments under photos and some overlapping photos.
(Tip: To add interest, be sure to include some circles going off the page.)

4. Finally, embellish the layout with mini gems, chipboard flourishes, as well as, cork & mini snapshot embellishments

Paper House Supplies: 12x12 scrapbook paper - Generations
Cork'd Sticker Embellishments
Snapshots Sticker Embellishments
Canvas Sticker Embellishments Visit Paper House to see their whole range of fun papers & embellishments.

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