Thursday, June 14, 2012

Design Team: Zoo Layout

The Reveal
Hello Pages Peeps, this is Michelle back again to show you my second of three projects for this month. I showed you a card already, today is a layout and my next reveal will be an altered item, so there is something for everyone.

L.A. Zoo Layout
I went with my husband to the L.A. Zoo where we took a lot of animal photos so I wanted to find a way to showcase multiple photos on a single layout.

The Details
The quality of the photos weren't the best as the animals were kind of far away. To remedy that, I printed the zoomed photos in a 2 x 2" size since the quality is less distinguishable in a smaller photo. I printed two non-zoomed photos in a slightly larger 3 x 3" size. I added a black border and printed them as squares instead of rectangles to simulate the look of Instagrams. I thought that would look cute to scrap as I don't take cell phone photos. 

Simulated Instagrams
The design that actually caught my eye and pushed me towards choosing this collection was the page of ViewMaster reels. I cut out three of them and layered it by my title. I added some Glossy Accents on the black squares to give it the look of film. 

The paper in the Note to Self collection has so many fun elements. There is the rating of your day design that I cut out. I paired it with a Tim Holtz game spinner so the arrow really spins and you can adjust the rating depending on your experience. It adds an interactive elements to the page.

Since I think of the zoo as an earthy place, I thought natural twine was a better fit than elegant ribbon. I used a notebook trim border punch on a strip of brown paper. I wrapped the twin around each punched hole for a decorative effect. I also tied a bow around one letter in my title to bring twine to another part of the layout. 

The Collection
For all the patterned papers, I used Echo Park's Note to Self collection kit. This is my new go to kit because it can be used for any occasion as the theme is documenting life. 

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Note to Self Collection
Alphabet Stickers: Echo Park, American Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap
Washi: K & Co., assorted
Game Spinner and Brad Set: Tim Holtz
Clear Medium: Inkssential
Pen: Pentel
Twine: May Arts
Border Punch: EK Success

To see this and all the other design team projects in person, please visit Pages from the Heart.

Thanks so much for stoppin' by,

1 comment:

Steve Valencia said...

I really like this page, I have been looking all over for the view master paper since I saw you display during Shop Hop.

Can you tell me what program you use to print the photos out in the 2x2 size?