Scrapbook photos - Getting adventurous with your layouts


| December 2008


When you have selected the photos for your scrapbook, you’ll need to decide how best to lay them out on the pages. Don't feel obliged to follow any principles that don’t suit your own design. There are no specific rules stating that all photographs or mementos must be placed in chronological order. It is completely up you to decide in what order you wish to place your items and embellishments.


Choosing Your Layout

You can place your photos in a formal chronological order if you want. You can also group them into formal or informal categories according to similar colors, events, activities, individuals or families. Photographs can also be placed into random or abstract arrangements, or collages.

Each style has its own place in scrapbooking. For instance, a chronological order might be useful for an anniversary scrapbook. Pictures and mementos of the couple’s years together could be placed from the first day they met through the wedding day to the present day with each time period on a different page.

On the other hand, a scrapbook for a parent might just have a collage of photos and drawings to create a sense of the character of their family and their lives together.



 

Getting Creative with Borders and Frames

The next time you want to find materials to make scrapbook photo frames, have a look in your sewing box or craft cupboard. You’ll almost certainly find bits of ribbon, lace or embroidery cotton that can be used to make fascinating and unusual borders for pictures, photos, text or even entire pages.







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