as promised, here is another layout share, from that family get-together that i shared on tuesday's layout.
this layout is about the food we ate that day. yummy, yummy crab and shrimp! my brother and his wife do an annual crab and shrimp boil every year. since my sister was out to visit, they decided to do it for our family get-together. there's nothing better than when they dump out that huge pot of food on the table, and pour TONS of butter over everything. it's so good!
i started with another digital template from janet phillips, but this time i choose a one page template. this one holds 9 photos, but i knew i only had 6-7 photos to use.
i started by taking off the scalloped border, title, grey behind the photos (for paper), and the staples.
i was ok with having a few empty spots in the collage. i knew this would print fairly large, and take up a good amount of my page. so i figured i would use the empty spaces in the collage to hold my title and journaling.
i cropped around the collage, leaving a bit of white space around the edges since i wanted a white border after trimming this down. you'll notice that i left the black boxes on the collage to print. i left them there, so that i could measure out the area for adding my papers. looking back, i'm thinking this might have used up a decent amount of ink to print all that black. lol! maybe i should delete those out next time ;)
this collage looked pretty square to me, but it turned out that one side was longer than the other. so i flipped my collage on it's side, to add it to my 8.5"x11" canvas. when i first copied my collage over, it was a lot bigger then the canvas. because this was a one page layout, all i had to do was shrink down the collage to fit the page. what you see here, is how i printed it out. if this had been a two page layout, and my collages were both the same size, i would have wanted to make sure i was shrinking them to the same exact size.
when i started putting this collage together, i had no idea i might trim it into two pieces. it was something i thought about later, once i started to assemble the page. i liked how the digital template had the scalloped border going across those bottom 2 photos. and there was a scalloped border on one of the pattern papers, that i thought would be fun to use. but it would have covered up a lot of the photos. so i simply cut across the collage, and put the border in between them.
since this layout goes right along with the one i shared yesterday, i wanted to use the same papers to tie them together. so i pulled out the wave searcher collection, from fancy pants again. this layout is pretty much paper and stickers. very simple.
i trimmed some graph paper to cover up the empty spots in the collage. i covered up two of the black boxes, with one piece of paper, for my title piece. i used some smaller alpha stickers from october afternoon for my title. they small size worked great, since i didn't have a lot of room to work with.
i must have adhered and un-adhered (is that a word?) this piece of graph paper at least 4 times. which is why it looks all curled up on the sides. too small at first, tried to make it appear bigger, was going to hand journal, then decided to print onto the paper. i should really plan ahead more before adhering things.