for the last part ( but I guess I could go on and on with this idea of details addition)
I wanna look at the multiple photo Layout.
I’m a big fan of multi photo Layouts, you can include “more” information on one Layout, you can scrap comparing stuff from one thing to another, you can emphasize your feeling about the “stuff” you are scrapping about, and you can use a series of photos without spending hours to decided which one you wanna preserve. But I find it more difficult to achieve now ( for some reason) and I still LOVE to see them…
I especially love this one by Selena
There is so much to see on this layout, the photo, of course, but the journaling also and all the details like the map peeking out under the photo (left side), the compass and the little tag under it with a scale and the doodle plane going over a photo to point out what is the real subject of the layout, .. etc etc
And all this is well shadowed.. look at the staple and the torn frames!
the addition of a lot of elements even on the multi photo layout is additional info without taking the meaning away from the photos, and in this layout even emphasis it so we can actually see the mountain.
Of course multi photo Layout are perfect for all the project, P365 or P52. One example is this LO by Tammy liz
Here is a good example of the detail added in the background which highlights the layout.
multi photo layouts are rich in information and details can bring a homogeneity to the whole Layout
and this one, by N@te is fantastic. She mixed the photo style
She has used a clipping mask to shape the top left corner photo, “cut” the two other big photos, (maybe to focus on the striking face and eyes of the subject) and finally bought up the rest of the photo series as thumbnails ( photomaton style). The paint splat and the doodle used bring some childish look and the shadows are perfect.
The details I am speaking about here are both in the background work and the photo style changes, which turn a 7 photos layout into a easy to look at and yet captivating LO. The doodling and paint on the background emphasis the young girl’s dynamism and fun.
All in all, I hope this closer look at those “rich” layouts will inspire you, and that you will try some of these ideas on your next layout.
I personally try to remember that
- details will make my layout more interesting,
- a Layout doesn’t have to be packed full of elements, sometimes a little cluster, or a few doodles are enough to make the trick
-and that shadows make the whole difference when used wisely (shadows go on 3D elements, not on text, or paint, or ink drops -> just think of how it would look if it was a paper LO, and it will be easy to figure out what needs a shadow and what does not need a shadow… just my point of view, of course)
And that is it! Here ends my little blah blah.
I am sure there are MANY other thing you will start to notice, while looking at galleries, and I hope you will try to get your LO richer with little picking out details, some creative technique and of course learn about shadowing your element (details.. or not).
Check out my Tean Challenge publish every first monday of the month Here, and Of course the Oscraps challenge too, The cherry O are doing an AWESOME work on finding and creating creative challenge for us! HERE