Today I want to share the idea of using simple layouts to help you deal with a multi-page scrapping event. As part of my 50th birthday celebration last year we went to the Aiken Spring Steeplechase on my actual birthday. After the Steeplechase we had friends over for a party picnic/party with games. It was a wonderful birthday! But scrapping the day took many pages. I had the elements of the Steeplechase as well as outdoor and inside photos from the evening. I had previously scrapped four pages of of the evening party, but I had not yet attempted to scrap the Steeplechase.
Pages three and four contain five of my favorite photos from the many taken during the carriage parade. HINT: Do not feel like you MUST use every photo. You can select photos to represent the event/location (I chose my favorite of the Grand Canyon too, and did not scrap all 70+ photos). The largest of the photos is a 5x7, three are 4x6's, and the smaller photo is 2.5x6 inches.
I chose a simple black cardstock background and cut a single sheet of traditional equestrian looking plaid paper in half to decorate the page. I chose a pale yellow color from the plaid and matted the five photos on yellow. I added chipboard brackets and a chipboard sticker, along with layered flowers. Again, simple and easy - let the focus be on the photos.
Pages five and six were the easiest. I had enlarges some of my photos to show details of the event. I had four photos - an 8x10, a 5x7, a 10x4, and a 4x6. I matted the photos on white and light blue cardstock. The 8x10 and a title fill the first page - with a "take the jump" sticker.
Page six is a bit crowded, but I did not want to spread the "Chasing" photos over another two pages... So I squeezed it all in. I have very few embellishments, again, because the photos are the focal point. I felt that too many embellies distracted from the photos.
Pages seven and eight are the final two Steeplechase pages - family and friends. And while I added a little detail to these pages, again they were quite simple. The pages were created with a speckled navy blue cardstock base, a sheet of blue and green print cut in half, and a blue and white print. I picked up on the green in the print to use as base matting.
The letters were cut from the M.S. Seasonal Art cartridge. And the final embellishments were the layered flowers, in blues and whites.
And that is how you make eight quick pages of the same event using a limited number of photos to represent the overall event. I broke the event down into phases - and scrapped two simple pages for each of the four phases.
Tomorrow I will be announcing the winner of the Custom Crops gift voucher - Not an April fool's joke!!!