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Monday, September 6, 2010

Using multiple photos - a double layout by Sue Smith

This week I have made a double layout featuring the totally cute Imaginisce Birthday Bash range and lots of photos that I took of my son 23 years ago. Just click on the photo below for a closer look....



Sometimes it can be a little overwhelming when we are confronted with using lots of photos to tell a story without doing multiple layouts. That was the case with these photos of my son's birthday. I managed to cull them down to 8 photos, and so to be able to fit them all on my layout (and still have room for the title and other embellishments), I decided to trim them around the edge of the main subject. Another reason I did this was because most of the backgrounds in these photos detracted from the overall look as you can see below....



After cutting them out, I coloured the cut edge with a light brown marker just to take away the starkness of the white on the side which was visible at some angles, then arranged the photos to tell the story, overlapping some and raising others up with foam DST.



Here is a list of the materials I have used for this layout...

* Black cardstock

* Imaginisce Birthday Bash papers

* Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter 'Repose' paper

* Bella Foam Alphabet stickers (white)

* Heidi Grace Punchboard Alphas (green dots)

* AC Thickers - Patchwork Fabric stickers in aqua

* Green Tara Mesh Ribbon - Teal

* Bella Chipz Large Alphas

I did a lot of cutting out with the Imaginisce Birthday Bash patterned papers. This range is double-sided heavy weight paper and on one side of each of the papers, the detail has been gloss-embossed which gives them a lovely finish. From the Wish Big paper...

I roughly cut out a line of the candles to layer over the the edge of the photos and the mesh; then I cut some lines of the 'Happy Birthday To You' words from Hip Hip Hooray paper...

and placed these strips over the candles on the layout.
I cut out some of the bunting from the Birthday Banners paper...

to embellish the top right-hand corner of the layout, and finally, I covered a large chipboard numeral 3 with the Surprise paper...

and filed the edges of the covered chipboard to make a white border which gives a more finished-off look.



That's it from me this week...thanks for looking and until next Monday...happy scrapping! xx

3 comments:

Cyrus Howards said...

beautiful detailings.
cute birthday pictures ^.^

Auntie Em said...

Love how you edited down the photos and showcased the best of the best! They are so cute!(And you could still use your 'leftover' pics to make a little personal album just for the birthday boy!)
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Anonymous said...

Sue this LO looks fantastic.

Lizzy x