The place I print locally doesn't print 12x12, but it does print 8x12, so with really interesting photos, I go for that. Here's a layout I made recently with a photo I loved:
I took this photo at the Mall of America after Lego Club Easter weekend. I had left the store after the club and came back to see my son on the floor, dreaming of Legos. I waited until the crowd had milled away, then I took this picture with my iPhone. I love the lined on the photos, plus the color.
The Basic Grey paper I picked was in the April Studio Calico kit. I loved it for three reasons:
- The lines allowed for journaling.
- The yellow and blue matched the photo.
- The white sort of blended into the shelf on the left.
When I made the page, I knew I wanted to add the title with an embellishment cluster near the place where my son it sitting. I pulled some stickers, the tag, and the flair, then added the chipboard stars after to highlight the yellow. Finally, I stitched the title down, which I needed to do since the letters were acrylic and tiny letter stickers, both of which are hard to keep down. Then I journaled above and below, including the title as a part of the journaling. Here's some details:
I did a few things I love here, in addition to the big photo. I used an embellishment cluster, I overlapped the photo, and I kept the focus on the photo, especially with the arrow pointing to my son.
So this was the latest page I made with a photo I loved and some of the things I did to highlight it. So I hope this National Scrapbooking Day, you pick one photo you love and scrap it with some of your favorite techniques!