Creating pages with the details

Hi everyone,

One of my recent pages for Get It Scrapped was to create a page using a photograph capturing the details.  You can capture details in two ways in photographs:

1. By getting close and filling the frame of the camera with your subject – that could be a beautiful flower, a birthday cake or the face of the person you are photographing.

2. By stepping back and capturing the details in the background.  I for one confess that I often get closer to crop out distracting items in the background of my photographs (i.e like the washing folded up on my couch behind where my kids are playing) but I do try to remember to step back as it does give the scene of our lives and captures the environment that we are in.

For my layout,  I chose a photograph of our dog Lottie that I took as I greeted her at the back door after I had been out for a while.  For people who have had puppies or young dogs they will probably have had a similar experience.  Whilst you are out the puppy decades to create their own fun and reeks havoc on the surroundings.  In this photograph you can see her looking up at me, but also the foam that she has chewed, the handle of a dust pan that she has chewed, my husband’s shoe, a bucket and her bed which she has been playing with it.

To support the details in the story I chose papers that were dog themed with subtle text so the viewer can see it but does need to look harder to read the words, drawing them into my page.  I used only the one photograph and made sure it was prominent on the page, leaving white space around it, arrows to point to it and journalling nestled beside it.  The title means the viewer wants to see what ‘This’ is and encourages them to look closely at the photograph. The red heart is eye catching and draws attention to Lottie’s face.

For more ideas and examples of storytelling with details in the photographs and the layout head over to the Get It Scrapped article here

This 1.jpg

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park – Bark Collection; Cardstock: Bazzill; Stickers: Echo Park, Simple Stories; Alphas: October Afternoon; Jillybean Soup; Chipboard: October Afternoon; Washi Tape: Kaisercraft, Pen: Artline

Thanks for stopping by,


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