Sunday, June 16, 2013

Some quick layouts

I love scrapbooking one or two photos per layout. This is definitely my favourite number of photos. However, sometimes I'll want to scrapbook events that have many photos that I want to include. When this happens, what I like to do is create some photo collages in Picasa and then print out my photos as an 8x10. I find this a very quick way to scrapbook, since the grouping of the photos has already been figured out.

Also, when scrapbooking so many photos in one layout, then I like to keep the rest of the layout fairly simple, so as not to overwhelm my photos.

Here are several examples of layouts that I scrapbooked this week using photo collages...

For my first layout, I chose nine photos from our recent taekwondo tournament to make the collage. Picasa has the option of including lines between the photos, so I did this, and then I just matted the whole photo on a piece of white cardstock.

I used Echo Park patterned paper (parquet & journaling card), Fancy Pants patterned paper (blue) and a Papertrey Ink stamp (from Shutterbug Special-- it's in the upper right hand corner of the bottom right hand photo) and my PTI Headline Alphabet & Number dies for the title.

For my next layout, I had my photo printed out as a 8x12" collage. I layered it over some Studio Calico patterned paper, which had that great stripe along the bottom already, so I just trimmed 1/2" off the top of the paper.

I cut a snowbank by hand and adhered it to my layout and sewed it in place. I stamped three little sledders from PTI's In the Meadow stamp set, in three colours that featured prominent in my photo. I overlapped them a bit, for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Overlapping Ombre.

For the title, I diecut the letters from Winter Wisteria and stamped them with the coordinating Headline Alphabets stamp. Sage chose the title. :)

I bought some new typewriter ribbon for my Royal Typewriter, and used it to type out my journaling, which I layered over the photo.

I'm linking up this layout for this week's Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Transport. A sled can be a form of transportation, right? ;)

Since I was scrapbooking my kids' cousins visit when my FIL passed away, I decided to scrapbook the other collage that I made of those photos right away, too.

I used some Bazzill and American Crafts cardstock and some My Mind's Eye patterned paper. I used my Headline Alphabet dies (again!) in the same cardstock as the border (I just cut a piece from the middle of the layout, where the white hides the hole).

The journaling card is an old one by Pink Paislee. It had some wheat in the bottom right hand corner, which I covered with the camera (this is a AC Dear Lizzy stamp that I stamped and cut out by hand.)

I also stamped the sentiment (from Shutterbug Special) three times (in black, dark grey and then the stamped off dark grey) for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Overlapping Ombre.

And lastly, I made a layout using two 8x10" photo collages, using photos that I took last summer on our trip to Vancouver Island. I placed these side by side on the left hand side of my layout and then trimmed the second photo in two and adhered the rest to the right hand side.

I used Bazzill kraft cardstock, Crate Paper patterned paper (the cream woodgrain that runs across both pages) and Simple Stories patterned paper (it's their latest travel line.) I trimmed the banners on the left hand side by hand, to match the banners that were printed on the right hand side patterned paper.

I also stamped the ticket stamp from PTI's Destinations stamp set three times, again for this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: Overlapping Ombre. I layered my title (again, cut with my Headline Alphabets dies cuts) over top.

And here's a close-up of my journaling, along with the Simple Stories decorative brad and diecut I added.

So, I'm pretty pleased that I got all of these layouts made this week. I have a few more 8x10s from our trip last summer, so I might work on these tomorrow, since the coordinating patterned paper is still on my table.

Thanks for looking!


Renee said...

Leigh these are all fantastic...
each and every one!
Love how you've put so many photos into a collage so you don't have to pick just one or two favorites! :)

Nancy Guse said...

Your layouts are amazing! Love seeing the clean white snow, kids having fun.

Miriam Prantner said...

Great layouts! Love how photo heavy they are. If I got this much done in a week I would be happy!

Geri said...

Hey, Leigh! I'm behind but wanted to check in and see what I've missed! These recent layouts of yours are so nice...on this post and a couple previous. And the couple cards I missed were so pretty also! Loved the 'feather' card and the Crate paper you put with it! Beautiful projects as always. Sorry to hear of the loss of your FIL! Family time...especially when young ones are around...are always a blessing at times like those.

Deb said...

Leigh, I am amazed at what you were able to create this week. I love your tips for adding more photos to your pages. You know me and multiple photos *wink*.

Kathryn A said...

Love your layouts! And it's nice to see the photos of Cathedral Grove--aren't those trees awesome?! I've said it before, but you DO inspire me to want to scrapbook...

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow you have gotten a lot accomplished this week! Thanks for sharing some of your design strategy behind these multiple photo layouts. An operational typewriter is on my wishlist. Just love how it looks on your layout!

And, so very sorry to hear about your FIL, Leigh! Big hugs!!

Jingle said...

Very cute layouts! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Tigriswillreign said...

Love these! I think I could maybe handle scrapbooking an 8 x 10! ;)

craftmates said...

All fabulous layouts, Leigh! It is always a challenge for me to choose only 1 or 2 photos for my layouts. Yours all look very clean and uncluttered despite the number of photos. LOve them! - Irma

Kara said...

Great multi photo layouts. Love those ombré sledding dies. That looks so cool!'

Cindy Lee said...

Wow! You are fantastic! I love how you work with multiple photos...I always struggle to have more than one photo on my layout. Think I should challenge myself someday!

Erin said...

Wow... you've been busy! Fantastic multi-photo layouts, Leigh!

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous layouts Leigh :-) the photo's are all gorgeous ! :-)

Congratulations ! you have won the $50 voucher on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lisa Walsh @ said...

Hi Leigh :)
Just popping over to Congrat you on being the winner over at Simon Says Stamp :) I wanted to come & see your designs, which btw are wonderful. You have definately been The photos look like they would be very memorable to you :) Thank you so much for sharing. Hugz, Lisa.

P.S Would love for you to come, visit & like :)

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