I am in love with the new Pocket Life/grid style templates that have been introduced into the Scrap Girls Boutique lately! Being able to get multiple photos onto my digital scrapbooking page without cluttering up my layout is one of the biggest advantages to this style of scrapping. This works especially well for me when I have tons of photos from an everyday type of event.
New Year’s Eve was one such event for me recently. Typically, we spend New Year’s at home with the kids, vegging out in front of the TV, waiting for the ball to drop at midnight. This year, however, my daughter and I went to my dad’s to puppy-sit his dogs while we vegged out in front of the TV (and yes, waited for the ball to drop at midnight!). Not necessarily super exciting, but a fun memory I wanted to save for my daughter.
We took lots of photos of the puppies and each other that I wanted to include, but I didn’t feel that I wanted to do a multi-page digital scrapbooking layout of this event. ScrapSimple Digital Layout Album Templates: digiDoer Page Grids was the perfect answer to my dilemma. There were plenty of photo spots as well as space for journaling.
After I placed all my photos and journaling, I realized that there was one photo of the two of us with the dogs that I wanted to stand out more than the others. It would be the focal point photo on my layout. There are many ways to make one photo the focal point of a multi-photo layout. Let me explain a few of them. You can:
- frame the photo
- alter the color of the focal point
- place the picture on an angle
- enlarge the focal point
I didn’t feel that any of these methods would work with the grid style of this template and maintain the clean look I liked. So, I decided to add a little mini-cluster to the picture of my daughter and me with the two dogs. By adding the clip with the swirl and heart, I feel like it adds just enough “oomph” to make my photo stand out and still maintain the clean, grid-style look of the template that I was drawn to in the first place.
What are some of the methods you use to make a single photo the focal point on your digital scrapbooking pages that feature multiple photos? Come share your tips and layouts with us in the Scrap Girls Gallery!
Article written by Melanie Cockshott