Thursday, August 22, 2013

3 Layouts Inspired by the Multi-Photo Solutions Workshop

As I mentioned in my review of the BPC Multi-Photo Solutions workshop, I was inspired to create several layouts based on the week one materials (which focused exclusively on layouts). For each of the layouts I'm sharing today, there was a sketch as well as an example from Aly Dosdall. While my layouts veered from the sketches and examples, they each contained one idea that I really wanted to try.

In this first layout, I enjoyed creating the snowy scene at the bottom of the page. I cut the mountains and larger trees from a pre-printed paper, then added the light green dimensional tree stickers and cut the red trees from another patterned paper.


As soon as I saw the example for this next layout, I knew I had to pull out that pack of mini-clothespin from my stash and give it a try.


Several of my photos were slightly blurry and the lighting in the auditorium was not good, so I knew cropping them down & using them with the twine would be perfect.




The grid design with photos, patterned papers, title, embellishments, and journaling of this next layout was so much fun to put together!


I even covered this chipboard sewing mannequin with purple glitter . . . and made a little bit of a mess, too!


Which one of these ideas most inspires you - creating a scene, adding a clothesline, or using a grid design?

13 comments:

Jane said...

I love the snowy scene

Sian said...

Anything with more than one photo on the page inspires me, because I find it so hard to do! I love the idea of making the most of the poor lighting photos by cropping them to hang on the line

MonicaB said...

Wonderful pages! I like your solution to use smaller photos on the twine for the second page.

Karen said...

Love the photos hanging on the line!

Cheri said...

You've been quite busy lately!

S said...

Oh I think your pages with multiple photos are fantastic. I want to get more practice using grids to incorporate more photos. You've set us some wonderful examples here.

Barbara Eads said...

Your pages are always inspiring. I like to use a lot of photos on the page. You've done a great job with that!

Missus Wookie said...

I like the look of the clotheslines with photos, great use of not-so-great-photos. Gives a nice sense of movement too.

Ellyn said...

love the clothesline. But I love pictures of you sewing even more! <3

Debbie P said...

Awesome job Melissa on all of these layouts! My fave is the clothesline! I loved that class!

Becky said...

Love the glittered mannequin! I like grid designs as a challenge sometimes :-)

Alison said...

Loving the snow scene, Melissa..withe clothes line a close second!

Maria Ontiveros said...

That clothesline idea is wonderful.
Rinda