Over at Mari’s Musings, there are some awesome scrapbooking challenges. This is for #16: Use an Autumn Leaves idea book.
I was trying to lift directly from a layout on page 87 of their Designing with Simplicity book. It’s a 12×12 page, with five 12″ high photos, covered with a 12×12 transparency with some words on it. Looks very nice, and I thought, hey, I have a girl themed transparency and a boy themed one. Yay! So I got some big 4×12″ photos of my kiddos (three for each page, $1.49 per 8×12 at Costco) and then discovered that the particular transparencies I had were just too busy to use full, the way it was in the book (too much background stuff going on, dictionary definitions and whatnot). So I altered it a bit: used just part of the transparencies, plus a stamp on one, and Heidi Swapp ghost letters on each. I like em. I think I may love using huge photos. It’s still enough “trouble” –unless I’m digi scrapping — to make me think twice, but really, what’s a better “embellishment” than the photos themselves? And if you have a really nice photo, it looks even nicer big. (Also I am probably a little too enamored of my own photography. And definitely with my camera…)
Transparencies: Creative Imaginations
Ghost letters: Heidi Swapp
“A” foam stamp: Heidi Swapp (center of attention font, I want the punctuation)