In this week’s Craft The Story video (Episode 10) I’m talking about why I like full page photo foundations, using what you have, stories of gratitude, and showing you my process for bringing it all together + the choices I make along the way.
Let's dive in:
Here's a look at my completed page:
Full page photo foundations are one of my favorite ways to approach storytelling. The basic idea is this: rather than using cardstock or pattern paper as the base of my page I love using photos. I take photos with this concept in mind and look for opportunities to include more white space when I'm composing my photos which results in space on my photos for embellishments + words. White space in photos doesn't mean it's white - it just means it's an area/space around/surrounding/between your subject. It's also called negative space. It can be something like the grass in this photo, the sky, cement, etc.
This layout is a 12x12 but you can also do this in really any size.
In the video you'll see me try out a variety of different ideas before settling on this simple grid of circles on top of my photo. I used these circle stickers as home for my thankful list and paired them with gold puffy numbers and a One Little Word® phrase stamp. For this project I used a Micron pen from this pack.
- Epson XP15000 Printer
- Epson 13x19 Photo Paper
- Fiskars Paper Trimmer
- Past Day In The Life™ Tags (digital option)
- March 2021 Stories By The Month Kit
- Storytelling Basics Circle Stickers
- Storytelling Basics Gold Puffy Number Stickers
- One Little Word® Phrases Stamp
- Action Story Kit Fabric Add Ons
- Micron Pen Set
- Memento Black Ink
- Circle Stamp Block
- StazOn Black Ink
- Foam Adhesive Squares
- Chipboard from past projects
- Plastic Sunshines from past kit
- Rolling Date Stamp
- 12x12 Album