• Allison

Fun With Photo Blocks #16

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, die cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, stickers, and brads: Simple Stories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Computer font: Century Gothic


I think one of my favorite things about this style of scrapbooking is how much more I will embellish the layouts. Because I am creating, in some sense, two 12 x 12" layouts that coordinate, instead of one 24 x 12" layout. I embellish them both as two individual layouts.


So what in the world does that mean?


Typically, when I embellish my traditionally designed layouts like the left page, I am looking to form that visual triangle to help frame bring attention to my photos.


I've got my title and journaling grouped with a few embellishments.



On the left edge of the photos (not pictured) I have a few word stickers and some little arrows. Then on the top right corner of the photos I have another embellishment grouping with a file tab, some arrow pieces, and a sticker.



On the right page, the photo block side, I pretty much throw that visual triangle concept out the window and embellish each piece of the block. It's almost like I look at each piece as it's own little layout with a different (or sometimes similar) design on each one.



On the two 6 x 4" photos I added some stickers, chipboard arrows, and die cuts to the empty space of the photos.



On the 3 x 4" card I added some hand-stitching to border the white circle and embellished it with some brads and enamel dots.



For the 6 x 12" piece, I used a piece of patterned paper that had a camera, the arrows, and the phrase "life documented" on it. I added a few details like a chipboard arrow and a brad to the center of the camera lens.



Above that I added three more photos and several word/phrase stickers.



To me, creating layouts like this are fun and give me an opportunity to create in a different format that I usually do. I highly suggest you try it sometime!


If you are looking for some large photo block design ideas, check out the Large Photo Block sketch bundles we have at Scrapbook Generation by clicking the photos below.



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