Featuring Your Favorite Photos

Hiya! It’s Jamie and today I’m sharing a layout featuring an extra large photo. I love using larger photos when I have a spectacular image but also when there are little details that I want to be sure to feature. In this image, I caught my nephew smiling but all I could see was his profile. Not to worry, enlarging the photo meant that that detail wasn’t entirely lost!


I printed the larger photo at 6×8 and the smaller at 3×4. I layered on top of some dead space in the larger image. Which is one advantage for using large photos. It also helped emphasize the story I wanted to tell, which was about these two.


I wanted to feature their names so I hand cut these letters from a multi-colored pattern from Shimelle’s Little by Little collection. I also wanted to make sure they popped off of the background paper so I watercolored the background and then outlined the letters with white and black pen.


Since the paper warped slightly with the watercolor, I backed it with a sheet of cardstock and then stitched the edges together using black thread. It helped flatten it out a tiny bit. Plus it added some interest at the edges of the page. Also, I really like borders!


To embellish, I added Thicker & Enamel stars, a tag cut from patterned paper, some washi, stickers and a wooden button. Since the photo and the title were large and in charge, I wanted to keep everything else minimal. I also kept the colors fairly minimal so the title would pop! I don’t use enlarged photos often enough! I don’t know why because they’re really fun to make. 


Supplies Used: Shimelle Little by Little Collection, Patterned Paper: Higgledy Piggledy (378342) Grow Happy (378335) Cultivate Joy (378340) Hat a Hoot (378341), Thicker Magic Alpha/Printed Chipboard (378357) Hello Joy Phrase/Black & White Foam (378356) Wooden Buttons (378366) Enamel Shapes & Dots Glitter, Stars, Triangles & Circles (378368) Washi Tape Gold Foil & Glitter (378365) Stickers Book Clear, Washi, Cardstock/Icon & Alpha (378358)