Friday, January 25, 2019

Cherie’s January 2019 Parents Layout

Morena from New Zealand.  Parents are our first foundation of family.  My dad passed late last year and so he has been in the forefront of my mind.  His oldest brother sent me some photos of my dad and his brother and sister that we had never seen before.  It was lovely to see my dad as a small boy and each time I look at the photos I see how like him my own brothers were as children, which is something we had never known.  My parents established firm foundations from which I have built my own family and looking back I am so grateful for these foundations.  

I generally like to use more than one photo on a layout to tell the bigger story.  The main photo is a 6x4 portrait and the smaller photos are 3x4 landscapes.  Start  by matting the photos.  The main photo is double matted – white then black.  The three smaller photos are single matted on white as older original photos would have been when printed.

I cut the circle frame in half and then tore down each side carefully, tearing towards me so the wide edge would be on the top. Then I inked both torn edges, using two different dye colours which I had pulled out of the colours on the circle frame.

Next play with the position of the photos – I place the main photos first and then the smaller photos.  Fussy cut around the elements on the circle frame so you can slide photos under so the elements are still visible.  Ink the edges of all cut pieces using the lighter ink.

Once you are happy with the placement of the photos position the large photo strip.  Ink the edges of the three tags.  I used the brighter ink colour for this.  Layer the tags and the smaller photo strips as shown.

Finally add some journaling if you want to the bottom tag and string to the tie hole.  I finished off by gluing some metal cog embellishments I buy through Ali Express for a reasonable price.

Happy scrapping fellow scrappy friends

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