In the interest of sparing you from more pumpkin patch photos (though not completely void of pumpkins) I decided to make pages using our recent "field trip" to Cows and Corn.
I love the deep brown of our cocoa grid paper (it reminds me of my favorite food - dark chocolate.) It also says rich autumn color - so, I snagged a couple of sheets for this project. I didn't have a lot of time to work on the pages so my goals were:
- Quick and simple - time printing photos and creating pages didn't exceed an hour.
- Get a little of everything (lots of photos) on the spread.
Searching through my photos I noticed that a lot of my favorites were taken in a landscape format; so, I decided to create a layout that would accommodate the horizontal shots.
The layout design is like a layer cake -
- The top layer is 3 squares high, the 4 photos are cropped to fit the grid.
- The center layer was created using two 3.25 x 12 inch strips of paper. The paper creates a horizontal center border. Smaller photos, each 4 inch wide, add to the bleed effect (bleed = break out of the margins to the edge of the page).
- The bottom layer is 4 squares high - each photo is matted. (PaperTiles make matting really fast!). Note: a 4 inch photo will not fill a 4 square space because a solid 4 square area = 4 3/8 inches.
The five photos placed in the center layer, were printed at 3x4 inches (two up on a 4x6 sheet.) I like using the smaller size photos to save time, $$ on photo paper, and fit more photos on a page.