Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Title Page: Using a 12x12 photo


This is the title page for my Cambodia Album.  And it was so simple to put together!  I ordered a handful of 12x12 photos from DS Colour Labs.  At only 85p per print (which I thought was quite reasonable for such a large size), I was impressed with the service.  And they arrived only 2 days after I ordered them!

Once I got my mittens on this picture, I used my paper trimmer to cut it into six 6x4 pieces.  It's worth thinking about where the breaks will be.  For example, I didn't want to have to slice through the middle of the people in the picture!


I kept the additions minimal as I really wanted the photo to do the talking, and the purpose of my title page was simply to state the country and the fact that it was my GOLD project.  Lots of other details will be given further on in the album.

I added my title in an assortment of Thickers by American crafts and had to knock together the odd letter out of bits and pieces as I didn't have quite enough letter Ds!  I positioned the title over the sky in the photo: it's empty space so I'm not covering anything and the words stand out well against the grey.

A few labels, a postage rub-on and a camera finished it off.  Post-related and camera-themed supplies always make me think of travel, and they are icons that I'm sure will be repeated on more and more pages as I put them together.

So there it is: my divided photo title page.  Now to work on the album...

Kisses xxx

P.S. This is my LSNED.  I've never done this before and it's something I've wanted to try for a while.  It's nice to have a Shimelle class to get you motivated!

9 comments:

  1. Looks fab. I've seen this done with 12x12 papers too but a photo like this deserves to be seen big

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  2. This looks fantastic! And what a great start to your album! I have never worked with a true 12x12 photo before but this sure inspires me to try!

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  3. That's so effective-and only 85p is a fantastic bargain. Must remember for Journal Your Christmas this year...

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  4. 85p is so good. I will have to have a look! Beautiful photo and it makes such an impact.

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  5. gorgeous! thank you for the tip, i've been looking for a place to print my 12x12 photos forever (prices are CRAZY in France)

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  6. Wow Kirsty, this is so gorgeous! The photo is great and I really love the effect of splitting it over the divided page protectors. The simple embellishment is all it needs as the photo says it all. A great title page :D Looking forward to seeing more of the album x

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  7. Beautiful layout! You must have an amazing experience out there :)

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  8. A beautiful photo and I love what you've done with it x

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  9. That is indeed a great bargain and you have cut in just the right places! So effective with the lovely lettering.

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