I am now finished with drill #3 of Tracey Clark‘s section of Big Picture Boot Camp. This drill was to use one of the photos we took of our ‘muse’ and do something tangible with it. Suggestions were to make a banner, decorate and hang the photo with pretty thread; make cards or a book mark, which is what I did. I just happened to be in need of a new book mark and a birthday card.
I put three rhinestones towards the bottom right side of the image on the card and then stamped “Happy Birthday” on the inside before signing it. My friend liked it, and I was pretty happy with it, too. I cropped the image again into a 2×6″ size and positioned it on one side of a 4×6 portrait-oriented matte card before printing it. I then folded the card in half along the edge of the photo and adhered the two sides together to make the book mark a little thicker and sturdier. I then rounded the corners and poked a round hole in the top for ribbon. Voilá, that drill completed.
Now, I went on to the next set of drills by Cathy Zielske, number 1 being to use common margins. That means make a layout with even, balanced margins all around.
Not every margin is equal in size, but the sides are equal, as are the top and bottom, and the margins around the photos making the layout overall balanced.
I really like Cathy’s layouts because of her symmetry and balance, and they tend to be easy to put together, too. I get her templates at Designer Digitals and use them to make a hybrid layout. I really don’t care so much for digital layouts anymore; I like the feel and texture of traditional layouts, however, digital templates make great sketches, and ensures my getting sizes and spacing correct.
Thanks for stopping by, and I’ll be sure to be back with more drills in the very near future.