When we look at "the big picture" we're looking at everything. We're taking a whole into perspective. Currently, over at Creating Keepsakes the "Big Idea Festival" is going on. It's exciting because it's 14 days of different tutorials and paper crafting challenges. You can do the challenges if you want to then post them when your done for chances to win some awesome goodies.
Although I haven't done all the challenges and probably won't get to them all, I was inspired by Challenge #7. This challenge talked about using big photos on layouts. Which, I love using big photos! I'm not one to put a tiny photo with a bunch of embellishments and ton of "white space" on a layout. I like my layouts to be full without being cluttered. Big photos can fill up space and not clutter it!
I chose to scrap a 5x7 photo from our wedding. Our 14th wedding anniversary was yesterday. I asked a question on the CK Club forums about scrapping wedding photos. I was quite surprised about the number of folks who have not scrapped their wedding photos. I have a layout or two of mine but will never do a whole album. There's just too many pictures. I'm talking about several hundred! They're not fancy, not even in a fancy album, but they're in an album and all in order and I love flipping through them. The photos speak for themselves. But even though I won't have an entire album scrapped, it will be nice to have those few special layouts in my Heritage book for people to enjoy. Here is the layout that I did.
Most of the products used here are items I had in my stash. The background patterned paper is by Autumn Leaves and the cardstock is DCWV (both purchased a few years ago). While watching the 24 hr craft show on HSN this morning, I got the itch to pull my border punches out. I used my Fiskars scallop punch for the scallops on the card stock.
I was going to use a piece of my dress on the layout. I looked the dress over but it's impossible to take a piece of it without destroying it. Instead I took some lace that I had around the house and used for a trim along the cardstock. For some finishing touches, I outlined the photo with a black Zig Photo Signature pen and added the flower, which of course, is a Prima.
And speaking of big pictures, I also made a 4x6 frame that can be used for a wedding photo or any formal photo. Which is now available for sale in my Etsy shop.
The big picture doesn't just come from distance; it also comes from time. ~Simon Sinek