Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Size matters :)

A big Tuesday morning hello to you all from Caz!!
Today on IACW we are going to be looking at 6x12 layouts. And hopefully once you get to the end you'll be itching, if you've not tried it yet, to have a go :)
We also have some wonderful layouts to share from the very talented Anna, thanks so much Anna for sharing these with the IACW readers.
Now the biggest advantage for me to scrap this size is I get to use some of my photos that I love but aren't very good.
For example, the photos in the two LOs below, cats in boxes, had so much other stuff surrounding the subject of the photograph, the cats, that they got a bit lost. So I just cropped them in and they were perfect for this smaller format but unlike 6x6 layouts it also meant that I had room to add some embelishments and their names. Like wise I totally love this photo of my sister playing 'tennis' in the park years ago, but it was such an awful photo with so much wasted space all around my subject. I chose to only crop the top and bottom as I wanted to keep a certain amount of movement to the photo. And now this special memory is scrapped and safe in an album :)
Of course another huge advantage is you can get two pages out of one 12x12 sheet of cardstock! And what a great way of using up your scraps.
And finally here is a page that Di has done which shows a great example of a themed album idea. You could fill up an album with seasons, or even a page a month for a year, using tiny photos that you have taken each month.
The possibilities are endless!
haPPy creATing
and lots of love
PS I am typing the post on Monday evening and we have reached 50% of the amount we wish to raise for breakthrough Cancer research. Thank you so much for all your donations and support of this worthy cause! Don't forget every penny counts so £1 and £2 donations are most welcome. And of course you get yourself entered into a lucky dipper prize draw for donating this month :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love this hanks for the inspiration