My kids are totally obsessed with the BBC television series “Doctor Who.” So I was searching through Pinterest for some Doctor Who t-shirts for them and came across a gorgeous, but very simple, Doctor Who poster. And guess what I thought of instead of t-shirts?! Yep – I thought scrapbooking inspiration!
This image is a poster, and also the cover of the DVD. You can find it here. I love the impact of the very simple photo with the title along the bottom. What a great intro page to an album this would make or an insert for Project Life or even as a layout. And to be perfectly honest about my inspiration, the poster also immediately brought to mind some of Ali Edwards’ layouts, especially the enlarged photos she uses on layouts and in her Project Life album. Ali is the master of adding just a few elements to an enlarged photo and the photo is instantly transformed into a layout. She has far too many beautiful layouts for me to link to, but you can see them on her blog at Ali Edwards/blog.
I have been working on a vacation album for over 6 months trying to document a family reunion last summer. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do with this inspiration photo.
All supplies from Designer Digitals | Alphabet: April Kit by Lynn Grieveson. Patterned Paper Strips: April Worn Paper Pack by Lynn Grieveson. Embellishments: Spring Fields Element Pack (doily), Banner Labels No. 02 (tag), and Assorted Messy Stitches No. 07 Super Pack (stitch) by Katie Pertiet.
This enlarged photo is going to be an intro page to a section of my reunion album. Mackinac Island has many, many bike trails and we biked almost all of them when we were there last summer, so an intro page for all of those photos would be great.
I edited the photo and then enlarged it to approximately 8.5 x 11, so that it would be a standard scrapbooking page size. Like the Dr. Who inspiration photo, I wanted to create the title along the bottom. So I added it by using a digital alphabet, and then I decided to use some strips of patterned paper under the title to add a bit of weight to it and to mimic the lines on the inspiration photo. I added the “Bike Trails” sub-title to the top left of the photo on a simple tab and then layered a doily under it.
This was so simple, so easy and, in under 10 minutes, I have an intro page done for my album. And you can easily do this with any photo for a traditional paper layout, too. Just pull out some alphabet stickers and a couple of embellishments and it’s done. If your photo isn’t true to size for either an 8.5×11 or 12×12 album, just adhere the finished photo onto a piece of cardstock and it’s ready to put in the album.
I love spending time on Pinterest and I always find something to inspire me. I hope that you are inspired by this design as I was. Let me know where you find inspiration and maybe I’ll use it in a future column. You can also follow my Pinterest boards here.