Happy Thursday! It's Jill here, with a sketch that makes use of a tried-and-true grid format while also allowing for a bold title:
This design can incorporate up to sixteen (count 'em, sixteen!) photos. However, since it can be somewhat tedious to trim sixteen individual photos, consider resizing the photos using a photo-editing program (like Photoshop), arranging them in a grid, and printing them out, ready to go. That's exactly what I did here with the photos of my graduating seniors:
One of the poems that my students and I studied in last year's senior English class was Robert Herrick's "To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time." It was one of my students' favorites. The carpe diem message of the poem spoke to them, much as it did to the students in one of my favorite films, Dead Poets Society, in which the poem figures prominently.
The first line of the poem serves as the title of the layout; it also influences the journaling as well as the use of the floral accents on the layout.
Initially, I was going to use die-cut letters for the title, but when I noticed the negative space left behind after cuttting the letters, I decided to use it as a mask, and misted Cakewalk Crepe Paper Sprinklers over it. I also misted over some Woodland Park number stickers to create the "2012" at the top of the page.
I'd love to see your take on this week's sketch! Be sure to share your creations in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery.
Thanks for stopping by today!