My creative process
I wanted to walk you through the steps that I take when creating a layout from scratch. Sometimes I start with the photos already in hand, and sometimes I start with a set of papers. Today I'm taking you through the version that starts with photos.
1. Select the photos you want you use. I always have too many, and have to cull. I also have to choose the sizes, as I usually print all my photos as 6x4" and as 3x4". (If you don't do this, you must! It's the topic of this video). For the layout today I chose four 6x4" photos.
2. If you have a layout in mind, now is the time to see whether it will work with your photos. I decided that I would keep it very simple and just have two portrait photos on each page.
3. Go through your craft materials. I look for papers that will complement my photos, whether it's in terms of colour or subject. For this series of photos I wanted to use "Sugar Rush" because it filled both criteria!
4. Play! I like to put cardstock and papers up against the photos and lay them on white daisy so that I can see the colours in front of me.
6. Cut paper and place on the page. I still like to play with ideas and adjust, changing zip strips or colours if they don't work etc.
7. Adhere in place.
8. Add your journalling and embellishments.