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!