VIDEO: 12x12 Multi Photo Layout Process // Easter Cookies

January 13, 2018

Happy Saturday friends! I am back with another process video! I must say that it feels great to finally get this project done. I loved making this project, but when I realized that the camera didn't capture even a third of my process, I became so upset. Some people may not know how much time and effort goes into creating, editing, and publishing YouTube content, but it's quite a lot. I put in about an hours worth of work of just creating the layout and most of that footage was gone. This is why I tried to salvage this layout by doing a live video for the remainder of it. I hope you enjoy and sorry for this odd set up!

This layout features a lot of papers from the Simple Stories Life in Color collection. I also use a variety of patterns from my 6x6 paper pads. This is a really great layout style for photos that show movement or tell a story. Mine are more fun photos, but whatever works! Enjoy this process/layout share video!

This layout came together rather quickly despite all of the layering. I wanted to create a nice montage of these photos since they were taken consecutively, I wanted to keep them in order. A linear line keeps the photos in order and the eye processes them in that order. I talk a little bit about this in the process video, but not too much, so I wanted to be sure to address it here as well!

My title brings out the teal color that is in the floral background paper. While the teal in the pattern is not an exact shade match, it is the same color family and why it works so well on this layout. I paired the title with some other splashes of color to using enamel dots in order to enhance the coordination with the patterned paper. I'd like to point out that my embellishments are not exact matches. I find a lot of creative satisfaction by mixing and matching embellishments and papers like this layout. If you have a particular question about a product please let me know and I'll be happy to tell you where it is from. I also have products that are available at the time of posting this linked down below.

Balance on a layout is key, but I even find it hard sometimes what to determine as balanced or unbalanced. I tend to use color as a parameter to help see if there is balance a layout. Some other determining factors can include embellishments, textures, and shapes. My clusters start by an inspiration of content or color. The cluster in the photo below started by noticing a need for more teal so I started by using a Studio Calico sticker. I then wanted texture and dimension, but also realizing the need for more color. The addition of the stickers, resin flowers, and enamel dots settled all of the color and texture needs (in my personal opinion).

With larger clusters like the one below, one large piece supported by varying sizes of smaller embellishments tends to be the best route. You don't want pieces within your cluster fighting for attention. The tag is my main component and the items like the flair, flowers, and stickers help support it.

I hope you all enjoyed this layout and these designing tips! This is a really colorful and busy layout for me and I love the multi-photo aspect. I hope you have a crafty day! Thanks for stopping by! 

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