The Deconstructed Layout - Cuttin' Up Photos!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Hi everyone- Happy Hump Day! 
The week is half gone and who is ready for the weekend?

Have you checked out Frosted Designs lately? There
are some amazing products in stock- be sure to stop by.

Today I have a new Deconstructed Layout to share with you.

 It has been a while since I cut a photo up into strips, and I have been itching to do it.
I have soooo many photos from my recent trip from the Caribbean- beautiful photos that I really 
want to showcase on my layouts. 

 I started this layout with an 8x10 photo and I cut it into five 2" wide strips. I added a frame in PSE before printing to give it a little something more.
Being an engineer by trade, measuring and having everything straight is right up there on my list!
I used a piece of washi tape across the top using my long ruler to make sure it was level on the page. Next up I marked the center of the page and then marked 1" on either side of the center- remember the strips are 2" wide. I wanted 1/8" between the photo strips, so working from the center of the paper towards the edges, I measured 2" then 1/8". Repeat on the other side, again working from the center towards the edge.

 I trimmed the surrounding cardstock with 1/8' margin all the way around, then matted it on a dark blue cardstock, again with a 1/8" margin; adhere to the background paper. I added two small photos across the bottom, then added flowers, flair, and a tag with ribbon from the Capture the Moment Kit. My paper is 7 Dots Studio, also available in the Frosted Designs Store. 

I used the Everyday Moments stamp set from Elle's studio to add detail to the upper corner of the photo. I stamped it with white StazOn, then traced over the words with a Signo White Pen..

I hope you are enjoying my set of tutorials- I am having a lot of fun putting them together.
I would love your feedback too- please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Thanks for stopping by today!


5 Responses to “The Deconstructed Layout - Cuttin' Up Photos!” said...

great job Anita!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! This is AMAZING!! LOVING how you did the photos!!!!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

Beautiful and fantastic job. Love the photos. WTG!

Jean said...

Always love your posts and layouts!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

I love, love, love this technique! And this was the perfect photo to do this with too. Love how you added details to the photo also!