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December 21, 2012 | Digital Supply List + Journaling
- I had a series of photos that I wanted to incorporate and opted for a double-page spread. At this point in the project, I was thinking ahead in terms of how many templates I had left at my disposal, and how I was going to divide them according to days. I knew I would need a double-page for Christmas Day and Christmas Eve and so planned accordingly.
- I used the next two templates in the series from Holiday Template Pack No. 1F but reversed their order, duplicated framed masks and repositioned them to accomodate more photos.
- The large FotoBlendz on the first page became a matte for some wallet photo prints.
- A neutral brown artsy paper from ArtPlay Palette Remember was clipped to the FotoBlendz, but the brown area on the paper wasn't quite large enough to cover the entire mask. I duplicated the paper layer and moved the duplicate into position to solve this problem.
- Apply Hard Light blending modes to ColorGlows to create different effects.
- If you edit your photos to include multiple layers with different blending modes, you can also move your ColorGlows between these layers to alter the effect.
December 22, 2012 | Digital Supply List + Journaling
December 23, 2012 | Digital Supply List + Journaling
- Back to using single templates to accomodate photos over 2 days, I went back to Holiday Template Pack No. 1E to re-use the last 2 templates in this set. I had used them previously to create a double-page spread for December 20, 2012 by adding a significant number of masks, but in their original format, I knew they would work well with this series of photos.
- I made just a few modifications to ensure they looked completely different and no-one would be able to tell the templates were being re-used. I reversed the order of the templates, removed the black paint splatter layers, flipped the FotoBlendz on the second page by 180 degrees, and modified the top edge of the mask using a layer mask and brushes from Christmas Tree No. 1.
- I positioned transfers from my chosen ArtPlay Palettes behind the images to build a matte for my photos and create interest.
- Notice how a transfer replaces one of the journaling blocks. Feel free to move, resize, add or delete journaling boxes to accomodate what you have to say, but always make sure your story is legible.
December 24, 2012 | Digital Supply List + Journaling
- I returned to Holiday Template Pack No. 1F to use the last 2 templates in the pack. The first template required the addition of framed masks to accomodate my photos. I simply duplicated those already in the templates and repositioned them on my page.
- I had a LOT of photos for both Christmas Eve and Day and it was tempting to want to use all of them. This can clutter a layout, or in my case, just was not possible. I selected only my favorites, and those that best supported my story, before moving forward with my design. I intend on making several other pages for my annual and Christmas-themed albums using the other photos.
- Lots of light through the addition of ColorGlows placed over mulitple framed photos adds magic to the layouts.
- Notice the placement of the MultiMedia Wreath which serves to frame and draw focus to a smaller but significane photo.
December 25, 2012 | Digital Supply List + Journaling
- The first 2 templates from Holiday Template Pack No. 1G were specifically designed to accomodate a large collection of photos from Christmas Day so no modification was required.
- I simply clipped my photos to the masks and re-used many of the supplies and techniques already incorporated in this project. Why re-invent the wheel when you don't have to? Limiting the number of supplies and techniques you use in a project creates a level of simplicity that allows you to focus on the photos and stories.
The next and last post in this series will share the introductory/last pages and cover to this album as well as my final thoughts on my Holiday Project 2013.