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I love the impact scrapping a large photo can have on a layout. It can be a bit tricky, though. There's a tough balance between not making the layout too plain and not overwhelming the layout with a large photo and too many embellishments. I tried to strike a balance in today's layout.
I decided I wanted a large photo (8 x 10) of Kylemore Abbey because I wanted to be able to see the details of the gorgeous building, but I didn't want to crop out the setting it's in. I wanted to leave the lake and the hills in the picture so you could get a feel for the beautiful landscape of the area. A large photo helps keep the details from being lost.
I've found that with large photo layouts, clusters of embellishments work really well. For this grouping I used a journaling card from We R Memory Keepers Indian Summer, some burlap embellishments from Simple Stories DIY collection, and a journaling card from Simple Stories Gold Snap Pack.
The patterned papers for my layout are from Simple Stories The Story of Us. I liked how the papers kind of mimicked the elegant but rustic feel of the photo. A little bit of shine surrounded by nature.
What are your go to tricks for scrapping large photos?