Going BIG on layouts is turning into a major trend these days. From photos to alphas, the motto "bigger is better" reigns king. Here with a mega-sized photo layout is CP team member, Maria Lacuesta!
MARIA LACUESTA: I went big with today's layout! This is one of my favorite photos from Memorial Day weekend and I wanted it to feature prominently in the composition. Because my image goes from edge to edge, with only a bit of white space on the top and bottom, I decided to add embellishments directly on the photo itself.
The wood veneer die cuts in the Journey collection are some of my absolute favorites. I love them for the super cute designs and how thick the wood is. They feel so special and I have to admit, I was kind of hoarding them! But the time finally felt right and I used the "Explore" die cut as a large title for my page.
I glued the wood veneer on top of a jumble of hot pink thread because I liked the pop of color against all the woodsy neutrals in the rest of the layout.
To add a bit more texture, I ran all four sides of my photo through my sewing machine. My stitches are messy and irregular, but I love that look...which is fortunate because my sewing skills are pretty non-existent!
The rest of my embellishments are from the Journey collection as well, including the perfectly coordinating puffy stickers and die-cut vellum, which I scattered around my title.
There's a tiny bit of journaling right below my photo that is handwritten on a die cut ticket from the Journey ephemera pack. Then as a finishing touch, I added more puffy stickers to the white space on the bottom of my page, creating a little border.
I tend to mix and match supplies a lot, but creating this page, using exclusively the Journey embellishments, reminded me how fast and easy it is to use just one collection at a time!