Saturday Scraplift: Spotlighting Your Photo

Putting a photo in the spotlight is one of the primary reasons we scrap, right? We want to showcase a favorite photo, an important story, a memory from yesteryear. Nath (Nath) did a beautiful job of highlighting a photo depicting a family gathering on the page we’re lifting today. I’m a big fan of her pages, and this one grabbed me right away: I loved the page-within-a-page look, the banners framing the photo, and the brush work leading the eye down her page. There were lots of takers when I asked for volunteers to lift this terrific page; here’s where the inspiration took us.

 Nath’s page


Lynn (grandma lynnie) scrapped a fabulous action shot of her granddaughter during a soccer game. She used one of my favorite color combinations – purple and green – drawn from her photo, and I love that textured grassy background behind the photo. The sports theme extends to the border Lynn used at the top of her design.

 Credits: Kick It Paper Pack; Game Day Paper Pack; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 05; Readymade Layers: Sports Borders No. 01; Vintage Photo Frames Large Curled and Flat; Cut Ups: Soccer; Soccer Mom Brushes and Stamps; Flair Mini Sports; Flair Minis No. 04

Julie’s (MaggieMae) page is a lovely tribute to the autumn season. She used several leafy brushes and elements to support her beautiful photo and to guide the eye through her design. The woodgrain background paper and the wooden frame perfectly echo the wood of the tree branch. Pages like this make me envious of those of you who experience four seasons where you live.

Credits: Autumnal Flore Solids Paper Pack; Autumn Winds Solids Paper Pack;  I Do Solids Paper Pack; Watery Foliage No. 16; Watery Foliage No. 15; Scrolling thru Fall Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Autumn Winds Element Pack; Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No. 12; Mixed Media Leaf Layers No. 01

Rachael (myssp) scrapped a photo of her friend’s gorgeous daughter and showcased it perfectly with her choice of papers and elements. I adore her creative use of frames and the visual triangle of clusters that draws the viewer’s eye around her page. She’s done a masterful job of combining patterned papers as well.

Credits: Autumnal Flore Scrapbook Kit; Autumnal Flore Add-on Paper Pack; Autumnal Flore Blendable Layers; All Around 4×6 Fall Borders No. 01; Readymade Layers: Fall Borders No. 12; Vintage Photo Frames No. 42; Curated Team Scrapbook Mix No. 10 Value Pack; Curated Team Scrapbook Mix No. 08; Delicious Days Layered TemplateAutumn Leaves Brushes and Stamps; Autumn Winds Scrapbook Kit; Autumn Winds Essentials Paper Pack

I may be a bit prejudiced, but I have two very handsome sons. I scrapped a photo of the younger one taken by a friend of his for a new job he started in the spring. I liked working with a combination of black and white and color. The dark background reminded me of his shirt, and I also indulged my love of color with aqua, green, and purple. I’m always a sucker for patterned paper which I used in small doses for the banners.

Credits: Batty Mini Mix Solids Paper Pack; Watery Maps Brushes and Stamps No. 02; All Around 4×6 Borders: Fall No. 01; Sweet Rosey Element Pack; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 08; Vintage Mix Clusters Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 04; Scribbled Overlays No. 01; Batty Mini Mix; Banner Masks No. 01; Polar Mountain Add- on Paper Pack; So Fine Paper Pack; Simple Patterned Value Paper Pack No. 04; Spot Dots: Tidal Wave Value Paper Pack; Spots of Love Paper Pack; Assorted Messy Stitches: Black No. 01; In Stitches: Circles No. 02; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 06; Great Escape Element Pack; Bessette Element Pack; Chimayo Element Pack; Crowning Affair: Vibrant Element Pack; Crowning Affair: Understated Element Pack; Collageable Notions No. 01; Rubber Wraps No. 01; Fresh Vintage: Clare Element Pack; Be Hoppy Element Pack; Butterfly Ephemera Collage Sheet No. 01; Collage Ephemera No. 02; Paper Clips No. 01; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Caesilia Paper Pack

There’s lots to love about Nath’s page, and I think it will fill you with all sorts of inspiration – can’t wait to see what you create. Post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the October 2017 Challenge Participation thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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