CK Sketch Variations: February 2011

by Lori Fairbanks

Use this issue's sketch to pack in plenty of 4" x 6" and wallet size photos on your scrapbook layouts.

Or try two variations to give you more ideas on how to highlight a focal-point photo on your multi-photo layout.

Variation 1:



scrapbook layout

Let It Snow by Julie DeGuia. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Cardstock: Jesse Edwards and Lynn Grieveson; Patterned paper brad, brushes, and hearts: Katie Pertiet; Die-cut paper: Jesse Edwards; Tags: Lynn Grieveson; Twill tape: Ali Edwards and Katie Pertiet; Fonts: Jodyola and Times New Roman.


How Julie DeGuia Emphasized Her Focal Photo

While the first photo on Julia's layout is offset from the photo grouping, the focal photo is actually the lower right photo on the right-hand page. This is because it's a closer shot of the subject and the subject is looking directly at camera. Your viewer is drawn to faces, and the larger they are, the more visual prominence that photo will have on your layout.


Sketch Tip 1

Want to fit another 4" x 6" photo on your layout? Follow Julie's lead and substitute two of the horizontal, wallet size photos for one vertical 4" x 6" photo.

Variation 2:


scrapbook layout

Winter Moments by Shelly Jaquet, as seen in the February 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

How Shelly Jaquet Emphasized Her Focal Photo

In addition to isolating your focal photo on the left of your layout, consider positioning it above the title and an accent, like Shelly did. This is a great way to draw attention to your focal photo.


Sketch Tip 2

If you want to turn the photo grouping into a grid like Shelley Jaquet did on her layout, choose nine photos and print them in the 4" x 3" size.  Selectively mat a few of the photos in the grid to highlight your favorites.


Get more sketches! Check out the Bonus Sketches for the February issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


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CK Sketches: January 2011

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