Happy Monday everyone! We are living large this week on the Lily Bee blog! Creative team members will be sharing projects that emphasis large embellishments, big ideas or oversized photos. To kick off the week, Wendy Sue and I are showcasing layouts that incorporate bigger than usual photos that hold lots of meaning!
Wendy Sue gives us some valuable insight into how to build a stunning layout like the one below.
Wendy Sue says, "Sometimes a picture tells a story. Sometimes a story needs a lot of words. Sometimes I choose both. This photo holds a lot of meaning for me and I wanted to be sure to emphasize it's importance by printing it out BIG."
"I also wanted to make sure my feelings were recorded - so I typed out my journaling (instead of hand writing it like I usually do) because I had a lot to say. Big photo, big story, and a little sprinkling of fun right on top of the photo!"
Supplies: Destination (Bon Voyage Patterned Paper, letter stickers, 6x6 tiny tablet, chipboard stickers, chit chat stickers, circle and tag stickers, Button and twine from Bundle); Pinwheel (Button from Bundle)
I used a 5X7 photo of my children, nieces and nephews from a few years ago. When using large photos, I think balancing the rest of the page is important.
I used a strong patterned paper along the side of the photo, incorporating an entire sheet of the 6X6 Tiny Tablet. I also added big pops by scattering the speech bubbles. Don't be afraid to layer embellishemnts right on top of your photos, especially when you are working with bigger sizes.
I added some unique, dark elements along the bottom of the clusters and to the right of the page to achieve balance. I always like to add in a hand cut element like the Destination paper featuring the chicken wire pattern.
Supplies: Destination (Paper: Passport, Postcard; 6X6 Tiny Tablet; Chipboard Stickers; Chit Chat Stickers; Tag & Label Stickers; Letter Stickers); Pinwheel (Flip Flop Paper; Embellisment Bundle Button and Twine)
Who is ready to go big all this week? Come back each day to see inspiring projects from the team!