Get the best of both worlds by including more photos with a large photo block on one side of your layout while still having some fun by creating a more traditional scrapbooking design on the other.
Supplies used - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts, and enamel dots: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC
I love use giant photo blocks when I have a set of photos from one event that showcase many different parts of the event.
I used the left page to highlight a couple of pictures of Drew and Jackson together in their costumes. I used a 6 x 8" paper as a background with a few banner strips to bring in some more patterns and colors. I selected that particular 6 x 8" paper because I liked the spider web detail on the top edge and the cute pumpkins in the bottom corner. Those two details paired with the title created the perfect frame for a photo or two.
I decided to add some extra detail to the spider web by stitching over the design on the paper. I also added an extra stitched line with a spider dropping down near my photos. To complete the look I used a few enamel dots to give a little dimension to the design on the paper.
On the right page within my large photo block I have a variety of photos from the day. I have two large photos that showcase Drew and Jackson individually. Then I have a mix of family photos, trick or treating photos, and candy photos from the end of the night.
There's also a large mix of different sizes of cards/elements used. Down the left edge of the right page there are 2 x 2" squares and photos. Then there is a 6 x 4" photo and a 6 x 4" card with a few smaller photos. Below that there's a 3 x 4" photo with a 3 x 4" journaling card.
In the end there are 11 photos and still a lot of design and detail going on. Utilizing large photo blocks mixed with traditional layout design really allows you to include a lot on a layout without sacrificing design too.
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