A House of Cards

Monday, November 7, 2011

OA 5+ Photo Challenge

Last week, it was my turn to come up with a challenge on the October Afternoon blog.  Now a lot of you know me as a card maker.  Cards are my favorite things to create, and they are what I am most comfortable creating.  I do layouts, mini albums, and altered project too, but not nearly as much.  When I was thinking about what kind of challenge to post, I really thought about what would be challenging to me.  The first thing that came to mind was layouts.  While I do like to take photos, I am not great about doing it.  I take a couple here and there, but for the most part I always forget to take my camera with me wherever I go.  I never seem to have enough photos to put together a story on my pages, so I stick to one or two photo layouts.  Maybe three photos if I am lucky.  So my challenge was to create a 5+ photo layout.

And here is what I came up with:

I really had to dig through my photos to find a day that I took a lot of pictures. 

I kept my design simple to really focus on the photos.  (I think this is the most photos I have ever used on one page.  LOL)  I love the Print Multiple Photos feature on Photoshop Elements.  It prints all of my photos at one time, and has multiple sizes to choose from.  I printed out all of my photos in two sizes, and then mixed and matched them.

And I created some fun, little pumpkins to spruce up my title and play on the theme.

Collections used:  5 & Dime, Rocket Age, Campfire, Farm Fresh, Fly a Kite

If you get a chance to play along with this challenge, make sure to upload your finished layout to the OA Flicker Gallery.  We love to see what you all create using OA products!

Hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!  Thanks for stopping by!


cnelson said...

darling lo!!

Doglover said...

Well for someone who is not comfortable making multi-photo layouts, you did a beautiful job. I really like this layout and the way it makes your photos the focal point.

pradeepstainless said...

What beautiful pictures, they are so lucky to have a friend like you who does such great work.by Rp