Saturday, July 27, 2019

Designer Tip with Connie Prince

A picture is worth a thousand words and the bigger the photo the better! One of my favorite scrapbooking techniques is to use extra large photos that span the layout from top to bottom or from side to side or even the entire background of the layout. I have seen some really stunning layouts using this trick that I would love to share with you today!

Photos that span the width of your layout.
Panoramic or landscape photos look terrific when place across the entire width of a layout!
Here are a couple eye catching examples.

Layout created by Mary R. using my Surf’s Up collection.

I love how Mary has used this beautiful beach photo along with a couple of smaller photos to tell the store of her day at the beach!

Layout created by Katherine W. using my All American collection.

With a sky and landscape that breathtaking it only took a few additional elements and some journaling to really bring this layout to life.

Let your photo be the background of your layout.
Another idea is to let the photo serve as your layout background! This works especially well with scenic photos as shown here.

Layout created by Mary R. using my This Beautiful Life collection (coming August 1, 2019).

Mary did a splendid job with these gorgeous photos of the wetlands and I think she scrapped them perfectly letting the photos tell the story.

Large photos cut into geometric shapes.
Another fun technique is to use interesting shapes and angles for your large photos like this amazing 4th of July layout showcases.

Layout created by Mary R. using my All American collection.

Mary was able to show off her great fireworks and the gorgeous lighted bridge photos using some creative angles!

Think outside of the box and see what fun ways you can showcase your BIG beautiful photos on your next layout! Here are a few more examples for inspiration:


Thank you so much for visiting the My Memories Blog and reading today’s Designer Tip!
Until next time,
Connie Prince

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