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I'm still working on our trip through Ireland, and I've finally made it to the night we spent in a castle. To say I was excited to spend a night in a castle would be an understatement. This will be the first picture of Belleek Castle in my album so I wanted it to be a big one. Scrapping a large photo can be fun, but it can be a bit difficult to find balance on the layout. I'll talk a bit about that today, as well as show you how I used the We R Memory Keepers Heatwave Pen
to free hand my title on velum.
All of the patterned paper on this layout is from Ken Oliver's Studio collection. I loved the rich colors and vintage feel for my castle layout. I talk a lot about keeping my photos the focal point on my layouts, when scrapping a large photo, that usually isn't a problem, but finding places to put some embellishments, journaling, and a title can be a bit more tricky. I've found that clusters of larger embellishments work really well with large photos.
The bold gold Lovely word sticker from We R Memory Keepers Wildflower collection is a great grounding point for my cluster of embellishments, and feels to scale with the large photo. I used the new WRMK DIY Party Tag punch to create a journaling tag out of vellum. I love the vintage-y look the vellum gives to this layout. Just make sure to use a Slick Writer on the vellum so your writing won't wipe off.
To pull the vellum up into a different area of the layout, I decided to use my Heatwave foil pen on vellum to create a title. I know it's a bit hard to see in the photo, but it turned out really lovely, and in person it's not hard to see and read the title...it just doesn't like to photograph well!
There are all sorts of great stencils that work with the HeatWave, including alphabet stencils, but for this title I decided to free-hand it. So all I used was the HeatWave pen, vellum, and gold HeatWave foil.
I like to tape my foil to my paper (or vellum) with a little bit of washi tape. This helps everything stay in place while you're writing. I don't have nice handwriting, but even my handwriting looks nice in gold foil!
When I was done, I just trimmed the vellum down and added it to the layout.
Do you like scrapping large photos? I'd love to hear your best tips for large photo layouts!