Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Project Life Inspiration: Photo Embellishing

This month as I worked on my Project Life pages, I realized that I had a ton of photos from last June. After sorting through them to decide on my pages and pairing down the photos that I didn't want to include, well, I still had a lot.  Rather than cull them down some more, I decided to include them all.  However, I didn't want to have pages that are full of photos with no embellishments.  No, I love embellishments and layers way too much for that.  The result?  Embellished photos.

I have included several examples of these embellished photos from my June layouts.  Hopefully, you will be inspired to add even more paper, stickers, and tags to your Project Life pages.  It really isn't that time consuming once you get the hang of it.  Here are a few techniques to get you started.

Paper strip and stickers:  On this photo, I cut a 1 x 6" strip of paper and adhered it straight on top of my photo.  This gave me a perfect spot to layer two coordinating stickers.  This is a great technique for pictures that have a lot of white or negative space on them.

Pennants and Charms:  For this next photo, I added two 1/2" by 1" and 1.25" pennants that I cut from scraps.  I added a 3/4" circle to ground my KI Memories Icicles dimensional camera.  Again, you want to find a photo that has a good bit of negative space.

Mini Layout:  For this technique, I cropped my photo and matted it on white cardstock.  This allowed me to treat my pocket as a mini layout.  To embellish, I added a few stickers.  This works especially well for the large 4x6 pockets and with multiple photos as well.

Stickers:  For this photo, I added several layers.  First, I added a label sticker, then a piece of patterned paper trimmed to fit the sticker, then a phrase sticker that I cut in half, and finally two small star stickers.  I love how the embellishments really draws your eye down to the photo, which is one of my favorites on that layout.  The second photo is a simpler version, just two stickers layered on top of each other in a corner of the photo.

These techniques really helped my pages feel more unified and finished.  Not to mention, I used up more of Tammy's fabulous kits!

Thanks for popping in.  See you next month! 

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