Taking photos to the edge of the page - what a cool little design trick that I've never really explored before - until last night! This concept was one of the challenges in Elizabeth Dillow's Twelve Design Challenges in the Big Picture Classes I'm taking AND it was coincidentally the topic of an article I read at Get It Scrapped by Debbie Hodge (click here for the "Bleed Edge" article there).
I was super inspired and made seven of my "half baked" pages using this technique and I gathered almost 200 examples on my Pinterest "Full Bleed" Board. I still have about 4-5 more that I'd like to get started. AND! I even finished one of these layouts last night!
I had that 5x7 photo from a long time ago, I had played with the colors on the computer and printed it with a focal color on her face with black and white in the rest of the photo. The colors came out really intense and while her eyes are really very blue, they look a bit unnatural and I could never figure out how to use that particular print on a page. While I was looking for photos to use for the full bleed approach, I figured I'd use it since I was just "practicing" this new to me concept with these pages.
SCRAPBOOK TIP! Having the mindset that you are just "practicing" with your pages gives you more creating freedom! Chances are when you "practice" you'll come up with pages that you never would have otherwise and some of them you will end up adoring, like I do with this one.
Journaling: "Vision: Its not about how you look, its about how you see. (adapted from a Henry David Thoreau quote). / You have your own unique vision and you are so sure of yourself. You come up with the most creative ways to do things and you make observations that let us know that you are a deep thinker."
And yes, those paper strips are from my new 6x6 Amy Tangerine paper pack - the neon-ish colors worked perfectly with the overly bright focal colors on this photo.
I have been scrapbooking for a long time so it is so fun to have a new perspective, to learn something new, which has really been there all along.
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I'll have more of the completed pages coming up soon!