• Elizabeth Garcia

Traditions Multi-Photo

This week’s sketch at Let’s Scrap was for a double-sided layout with a total of 3 large photos. The challenge for me was that the current photos I’m working on right now include multiple photos per page theme I want to use them for.  So today’s page is a perfect example of how to take a sketch that calls for one or two photos and turn it into a multi-photo layout.

As I’d mentioned in a previous post, I’m working on Christmas pages from last year’s holiday season.  If you’re anything like me, you probably have tons of photos from each holiday event, whether it’s baking cookies for Santa, or Christmas dinner, or Christmas morning, there are just too many shots to take.  It’s too hard to narrow it down when it comes to scrapping those events.  For this page I wanted to capture our many Christmas traditions including the new addition of Santa’s Little Elf, Ellie.

I followed the right side of the layout and used one large photo, the one featuring Ellie the Elf, and grouped together 4 smaller photos each capturing our other traditions.  So visually it looks like two large photo areas.  The poinsettia dazzle on the left side picks up the various circular patterns on the sketch.  The placement of the papers and the large title follow the sketch.  The papers I used are quite a mixture.  The background all over red stars paper is from Deja Views’ Fair Isle Christmas Collection.  Beautiful collection of papers.  The large green mat is actually from Paper Wishes’ Personal Shopper August 2010 collection, which is more of a Kitchen-themed set.  Finally the strip along the bottom is from an old sheet from the stash.

In an attempt to continue to keep the magic and wonder of believing in Santa Clause in our household, this year we got the Elf on the Shelf.  We named her Ellie and each night she would go back to Santa’s workshop and report on our behavior.  Every morning she would appear seated in a different part of the house.  It was fun discovering where Ellie would be each day.  Sadly, Ellie returned to Santa on Christmas Eve.  But we’re looking forward to seeing her again this Christmas.  The poinsettia embellishing the photo was backed with one of the last scraps left from the Busy Scrappers Christmas papers.  Gotta use every last bit!

Finally the title was quite the ordeal.  I used by Silhouette SD to cut it, but I discovered that I definitely need a new sticky mat.  When I first put in the card stock and started cutting the paper starting moving around!  Of course I also chose a scripty font which made some of the cuts quite delicate.  But in the end I love the way the title looks. So I hope this gives you some ideas on how to take a sketch and make it work for you.

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