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About this Page
LeNae turned to her soccer-themed Finished in a Flash!™ page kit to finish this sporty soccer layout quickly and easily. She built the background by layering a cropped bordered paper over a versatile star patterned paper. She then added a large photo to the left side of the page and a smaller photo to the right. LeNae created a collage down the right side of the page using punch-outs, brads and Brad Buddies™ from the kit. Attaching some punch-outs with glue and others with foam tape adds variety and dimension to the layout.
Working with Action Photos
LeNae says: "The latest trend is to focus on one large photo on your scrapbook page rather than using many small photos. While I really like the trend, I usually like to add at least one smaller photo to help tell the story of my page.
When working with any photo, it's important to be aware of what's going on in the photo. This means looking at the way the action is moving or paying attention to the direction the subject is looking. Always make sure the direction of the photo is leading toward the center of the page. If the photo subject appears to be looking or running right off the edge of the page, then the viewer's eye will follow. For double-page spreads, the direction of the photos can face toward the center of each page, or toward the center of the whole spread.
Have a digital photo that's facing the wrong direction for your layout? Just open it up in an editing program and flip the photo horizontally to change the direction and make it work for your project."
LeNae’s Supplies for Making this Layout:
LeNae’s Steps to Making this Layout:
- Use a sheet of black/white stars paper as the background. Ink the edges of an 11"x10 1/4" piece of tan bordered paper, including the border on the left. Glue the bordered paper centered on the background. Glue the soccer ball border punch-out 2 3/4" from the bottom of the page, leaving the right end unglued.
- Mat a 6"x8" photo on white cardstock, trim the mat to 1/8" and ink the edges. Glue the photo to the left side of the tan bordered paper, overlapping the soccer ball border. Foam tape number punch-outs in the bottom left corner of the photo.
- Mat a smaller photo on white cardstock, leaving the left edge unglued. Trim the mat to 1/8" and ink the edges. Computer journal the subject's name on the blank green tab punch-out, then glue the punch-out tucked under the left edge of the photo. Glue the photo to the right of the larger photo with the bottom edge tucked under the soccer ball border. Finish gluing the border in place.
- Accent the right side of the page with a collage of embellishments:
- foam tape the “soccer” title punch-out at the top
- foam tape the “MVP” star punch-out below “soccer”, then glue star and “nice pass!” punch-outs to the right
- attach black and white star brads
- attach a soccer ball Brad Buddy™
- attach cleat brads