I got to do a family photo session with a very dear friend and her family a few weeks ago and I've chosen my favorite shot from the bunch to create the layout I'm sharing today.
I've found that when it comes to family photos, I often want to do a really BIG photo so that it gets properly showcased. So many good looking faces deserve lots of space, don't you agree?
I can't recall whether I've shared how I typically do this so I thought I'd give you a wee tip on how I accomplish big photos right in my home.
I have a box of 11x14 Matte Heavy photo paper on my shelf. I pull a sheet, cut it down to 8.5 by 14 and run it through my printer. I'll have sized the photo iteself in Photoshop to 8.5 x 12 or 8x12. I then change the paper setting to legal sized and print it right out of my standard office ink jet printer. Works like a charm.
There was a sort of distracting element in the lower right of the photo. But no problem, I used the red striped bag from this months Scrapbook Circle kit, All is Bright, to cover up those elements. Then I added some other goodies from Stars were Gleaming and All is Bright to complete the look. That's one of the things I like about large photos, you can add embellishments right on top of them.
I also wanted to have the Maya Road trim layer over the top edge of the photo but it needed something to finish the look. So I scooted it down slightly and added a strip of the Crate Vellum underneath it to give it an edge and a bit of gleam. I pretty much always sew trims down as it's the best way to get them to stick in my mind.
Do you scrap with extra large photos? How do you come by them? Print at home or send out for printing?