Thursday, October 11, 2012

Playing It By The Numbers

Welcome to the # of photos blog hop, where we are each given a number of photos to include in our layouts.  You should have arrived here from Dana's blog.  If you are just joining in or are a bit lost along the hop, be sure to visit Amanda's blog 

I am last along your journey and I am scrapping with 7 or more photos.  I love to take photos and they are all my favorite and do their part in telling the story, so I love to use many photos.  This can be tricky, but the first thing I do is start with a two page spread.  Sometimes I like to use a sketch, other times I just print out a bunch of photos and arrange them on my own.  Using a grid pattern can be a great way to add a bunch of photos to your layout.

For this layout, I chose to print my photos in a few different sizes and group them in a cluster pattern.  Think a grid with the photos pulled together and overlapping with one another.  I really like this look, and it had been a while since I employed the technique.  I just fussed with them until I liked the look I got, then adhered them to the page.  I used different sizes to give interest to the cluster.

The story I had to tell here is of my son's trip to a Formula Drift event that he took with his friends.  They had a blast and he had never really done anything like this before.  I love that they took a bunch of Instagram photos that they shared with me so I could get this down on paper.

Thanks so much for hopping with us today!  Be sure to check back with Amanda or a fun way to play along with us.

The layout

12 comments:

Heather M said...

I like those gears for your layout.

Miriam Prantner said...

Fun layout! Love that design across the center and all the photos you were able to get in!

Becky said...

Fabulous page Laura! Thank goodness for Instagram, LOL.

Steffanie said...

Well done! Love the map paper background and the gears. Masculine without being overly so!

Melinda said...

Great layout! Love the different sized photos!

Tulip Scrapper said...

I love the pp and the punch you used! The gears are perfect for this page! And what a great technique to use--I'll have to remember that.

Ashley Horton said...

Love the way you grouped the photos on this one, Laura, and the gears area really awesome embellishments on your page!!

Pam said...

Love the background paper. Great job using so many pictures on a LO !

Devra said...

oooh, love all the little details, but especially the background PP. The maps are awesome and the blue car stands out well against it!

DanaMK said...

I very rarely overlap my photos but I love how it looks on your layout! I like the gears and the little brackets around the title.

Mandi said...

Great page. I love the gears too.

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I always love seeing your double pages layouts. Great job!