Monday, September 30, 2013

Still scrapbooking?

Have a stack of old photos
all of the same subject?
In a pickle as to what to do with them?

Don't throw them away,



For this Christmas tree album page, I trimmed around
the tree branches for a lacy effect,

  then arranged
the tree cut-outs onto a piece of heavy weight, acid free
card stock, cut into the shape of a Christmas tree.
I placed the edges of the cut trees so they
extended over the tree form a little.
Photos with gifts visible go on
the bottom of the layout. 
When I found a pleasing composition, I glued them down.
The "new" tree, made up of many trees, was then put onto
a 12" x 12" piece of scrapbooking paper.

I used the same idea for jack-a-lanterns, 
using a pumpkin shaped base and filling it with
jack-a-lantern photos

with birthday desserts using a candle and flame
shaped form.
(Obviously, this "candle" is stuck in ice cream or whipped
cream, and is beginning to lose its footing.)

This collage of photos creates a novel
page out of a
repetitious subject.
The process reduces that stack of pictures that always get snapped
at annual family events and that look similar year after year.
The one new image, made from years of photos, makes a 
powerful statement about the longevity, vitality and
steadfastness of family and family traditions.

Easy, effective, inexpensive, and fun.

t.t.f.n. ~ Carol

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