Saturday Scraplift: Make Your Photo the Star

There are so many great ways to make your photo the star of your scrapbook page. Lee Ann (quietgirl) did a super job of highlighting a sweet picture of herself and her grandchildren on a page that caught my eye in the gallery. She kept most of her design elements neutral and used pops of color drawn from her photo to guide the viewer’s eye to the most important part of her page. I also love how she layered the photo mat, border sticker, and slide frames to create texture and depth. Three of my fellow Creative Team members joined me in lifting Lee Ann’s page – I know you’ll love the inspiration. 

Lee Ann’s page

Agnieszka’s (Arte Banale) beautiful page centers on a lovely photograph composed of soft tones that she replicated in her background brush work. She extended the adventure theme with her choice of frames, brushes, and postage stamps. I adore the offset placement of those large frames and her impeccable shadowing.

Credits: ARToption Mini Mix No. 01; Worn Edges No. 01; Maritime Classics Brushes and Stamps; Watery Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Artsy Seaside VALUE Pack; Mapped Photo Frames No. 01; Vintage Postage Stamps No. 04; Blendable Map Layers No. 05; DelMar Shores Element Pack; Artsy Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Blendable Layers No. 25; Blendable Layers No. 28

Kate (OKate) chose a bold color palette in keeping with the photographic star of her page, a stunning hibiscus bloom. I’m particularly fond of that plaid paper she used which incorporates all the colors of her page in one place, and the cascade of slide frames successfully directs attention to her photo.

Credits:  Josie Scrapbook Kit; Darcy Gardens Element Pack; Big Bottom Lift Classic Photo Frames No. 01; Defining Grunge Brushes and Stamps No. 01;  Defining Grunge Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Assorted Messy Stitches: White No. 03

Jheri’s (Jheri) cute munchkin photo definitely shines on her page. I love how his little head is centered on the open end of the slide. Jheri chose colors from her photo but in muted tones which also draw attention to the photo itself, and she skillfully layered open frames containing brush work beneath her picture. 

Credits: Autumn Fields Fall Scrapbook Kit; Twisted Dots No. 01

I scrapped a photo my granddaughter took of this cat who adopted us last year. We caved, started feeding her, and named her Tuxedo. Now, however, she’s chasing mice somewhere else because she disappeared a couple of months ago, never to be see again – hmmm. I kept my color palette black and white except for a splash of green which I drew from the photo, and I do love a background of text paper.

Credits: Misha Solids Paper Pack; Christmas Garden Add-on Paper Pack; Apple Orchards Element Pack; Tricked Out Artistry Mini Kit; Candied Christmas Roughed Up Photo Mats; Moonlight Dreams Remnants; Junk Journal Printable Collage Sheets No. 04; Botanical Colors Chartreuse Element Pack; Be Merry Element Pack; Fresh Vintage Stacks No. 03; December Woods Element Pack; December Stories Roughed Up Pocket Cards; Roughed Up Photo Mats: Holiday No. 01; Fall Brilliance Element Pack; Basic Paper Alphabet: Black No. 01; Make-a-Date Brushes and Stamps No. 01A; Color Essentials Lime Ribbons and More; Autumn Winds Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Which photo will be the star of your page? I hope you’ll be inspired by Lee Ann’s page or by the pages created by the Team and join in on the fun. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the October Challenges Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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