November 30, 2006
You might REMEMBER THIS! from last year, it was a promo in our 2005 Christmas TV ad and has spent time ever since being oooohhhed and aaaahhed over whilst gracing the walls here at Scrapbook Designs. The gasps haven’t been over the simple techniques (I can say that because I made it and believe me, it was VERY VERY QUICK – Elaine). The noise has all been about the gorgeous faces in the photos – Cassie and Ollie, cute nephew and niece of our staff member, Kelly. Being such stars in their own right, it made this page such a breeze but I did have a helping hand, read on. TIP: Taking lots of photos with a digital camera at the same time gives you lots of images to play with and make great collage type pages like below.
Of course if you look at each photo individually, they do tie in together. Once you realise just how many shots you like to present at once, you can then go on and tell a sequential story, hence the term “storyboard”. This can also greatly help out if not all your photos are perfectly shot as you are working with so many to start with and you can usually “weave” imperfections into the layout without them even being noticed if you need to. TIP: Make sure you do take notice of the camera’s photo editing software, most come with at least a basic version which will allow you to choose the size of your photos and the position on the page you would like them to be printed. Using photo paper these photos were chosen from one of the many layouts available in the printing options of the software, after a play, you notice all sorts of printing options that will excite you such as repetitive small, strip format, full size etc etc. The photos were actually 3 photos x 3 photos but I cut the last top RH side photo away to add a uniqueness to the layout and to make room for the simple addition of the chipboard heart inked with Pearescent Ivy Brilliance ink pad. A little bit of red cardstock edged with the same ink placed on top and some simple rub on magic makes this page a winner!