Happy Thursday everyone! Erica here with you today to share something fun and new I created using the September kit! I have been wanting to use a big photo on a scrapbook layout for sometime now but have always been a little afraid of how it would turn out! Well I finally did it and and I love the end result! I normally scrap 2x2, 4x4 or 3.5x5 photos but I have always loved the look of a large photo on a layout! So I took the plunge and went for it! I used a photo of our youngest son Eli James at the park. He was climbing up the ladder to the big slide for the first time on his own so I snapped a quick shot with my iPod. Now being the the scrapbooker that I am I knew to leave some white space at the top of my photo and have my subject towards the bottom so that I could embellish, journal and add a title along the top. The colors in the photograph also seem to just go with the September kit perfectly! I played up the little bit of yellow in the photo as much as I could with some brighter yellow elements from the kit along with the add-on Jillibean Soup Beanboard Alphas.
I cut down a piece of pattern paper from the kit to 8.5x11 to use as my base and like I said in a previous post, this size is becoming a favorite for me. I printed my photo out to 8x10 and trimmed it up a little bit and mounted it onto some vellum. I also pulled out stickers and embellishments from my Clique into Summer kit and the July kit that I thought went great with my layout. I am in love with this months flair so I used two of them in my layout. I kept the embellishments to a minimum adding them around my journling and title at the top of my page and a small cluster in the bottom right corner close to my subject. Using a large photo like this is a great way for me to document this big moment in my little guys life. It reminds me of how big he is getting, how independent our little man is and just look at how cute those little legs are! Do you have any tips and tricks for designing with larger photos? Do you step outside the "normal" size and go big? Share with us in the comments below! I hope you enjoyed my layout today and give the larger photo a try in your next layout! Before I go today I want to thank everyone who joined us in our August Glam Camp Blog Share and announce our two winners! If you missed it you can check out all the amazing inspiration HERE. Congrats to Renee Joy and Tyra! Renee thank you so much for all your lovely comments! You will receive a $10.00 credit to the Clique Kits store. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize. We appreciate your support of Clique Kits! Tyra you blew us away with your beautiful cards inspired by the "Wild and Free" challenge. You will have $10.00 in honor credits added to your balance! Happy Shopping girls and thank you to everyone who joined us!