Here is a page share from the April 2011 issue of Scrapbooks etc. This page was so fun to create - mainly because the subject matter is so cute! My nephew makes the funniest little faces. This was his first Easter, and he was pretty captivated by everything that was going on.
As seen in Scrapbooks etc. April 2011 issue (page 24). SOURCES Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox (orange dot). Font: Pea Hart off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves ("spring 2010"), Making Memories ("springtime is happiness"), Doodlebug Design (all others). Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.
I used small letters in the same color as the background so the long title wouldn't overwhelm the rest of the page. I added multi-color rub-on letters to spell out the word "colorful", so that portion of the title would stand out.
A chick die-cut fills empty space within one photo, and also adds a touch of Easter to the page. Small colorful brads mimic the look of confetti on my nephew's bottom. (Here in Texas, we have an Easter tradition of breaking cascarones over someone's head to add to the festivities, but Brenden enjoyed sitting in the colorful mess the confetti made.)
I printed the photos in a variety of sizes and colors to keep your eye moving throughout the page. First you are drawn to the oversized photo of Brenden playing with the egg, but the smaller sized photos and the addition of B&W shots add interest and draw your attention to the second half of the page. I ended the layout with another large photo to make a statement. When I have photos I love as much as the ones on this page, I tend to go pretty simple with my overall page design and let the photos be the focal point.
Have fun if you're planning to take Easter photos this weekend! I hope you capture some great ones. Remember to take photos throughout the day and try to capture all of the excitement (and tiredness afterwards) of the many events. Be sure to take photos from different angles and get in close for fun detail shots, as well as capturing the wide shots that show the entire event as it unfolds around you.