Hello Fancy Pants Designs fans! Here I am today with 5 Designer Tips : in this column, you'll get 5 tips and ideas from a designer (me this week) to inspire you, help you scrapbook in a new way, get organized, make more photos and more!
This week, I would like to share this layout which is very dear to my heart! I participated in a Charity Auctions for children that can't have access to Education. Each Scrapbook Artists who participated in the Auctions had to use the photos that were sent by the organization that organized the auctions, and we had to make a layout that was sold. All the money from the different layouts went directly to the Charity organization :)
This is not the layout I made for the Auctions, but as I had several beautiful, touching, colorful photos, I had to print some more and make this one!
#1 - Play with Multi-Photos
I love photography. All of your layouts deserve to show all of your memories, through your most favorite photographs. And the more photos, the more souvenirs from that moment captured through your lens!
I make all of my Photos collages with Photoshop. I either use a Template or simply copy and paste my photos on a new document.
If you aren't a Photoshop master, you can simply handcut your photos and make your own collage yourself.
#2 - Add VOLUME!
If you work on a rather flat surface, add voulme with buttons and flairs! It adds a fun effect and catch the look of the viewer!
#3 - Point to your title
Whether it is with an arrow or by adding your title in a white space of your layout, your title must be very important - it says it all at first sight, along with your photo.
Here, I used an Etcetera Label Sticker arrow to point to my title.
#4 - LAYER!
I layered these banners and pennants with old book pages - don't they look fun?! It adds a fun and vintage look to my tiny cute banners!
#5 - Mix b&w and color photos!
I always edit my photos in Photoshop and when I make multiphoto collage, I like to have a mix of black & white and color photos - it gives you the possibility to play with soft and bright colors at the same time on your layout, and adds so much interest and contrast to your layout!
I hope you liked my layout!