Scrapbook Adventure Using Color

by Joannie McBride

Use Colors and Follow Photo Tips to Create a Scrapbook Layout Full of Adventure

Family outings provide opportunities for priceless moments that end up in your scrapbook.

Shelly Jaquet documented her family's adventure at the zoo in her layout "Discover: a Day at the Zoo." By capturing different animals, places, and expressions, Shelley shows the overall experience they had at the zoo--not just one moment of it. She also coordinates the colors on her layout with the colors in the photographs. Doing so creates harmony throughout the entire layout. It looks clean and organized, while still maintaining an element of playfulness and excitement.

By blending the energy of youth with the tastefulness of color coordinating, you too can create a fun layout like Shelly Jaquet's!

Discover: a Day at the Zoo by Shelly Jaquet. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Making Memories and Pebbles; Stickers: K&Company and October Afternoon; Brads: Sassafras; Punch: EK Success; Die-cutting machines and dies: Quickutz and Spellbinders; Adhesive: American Crafts and Helmar; Other: Patterned paper and thread. 

Photo Tip: When you're out and about this summer, try a few new photo angles.

For a unique point of view, take pictures of your subjects' faces from the side to capture the expressions of wonder on their faces as they see new things. You can also take photos of your subjects from the back to catch the way they tilt their heads or point at things they're looking at.

Photo Tip: If you're on a train, tram, or wagon ride, consider sitting on the row in front of your children so you can turn around and take their photo. Or, if you're walking together, run ahead and photograph your subjects walking towards you.


For more summer and travel layout ideas, check out the Summer Fun & Travel special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

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