Monday, October 17, 2016

AE Digital Projects: October Project

This month Ali Edwards is doing her third Day in the Life project for the year. I've joined in for the first two (see my blog post about the first here), but I'm still deciding if I want to jump in one more time. It's an amazing project, but we'll see. ;)

I did however find the digital Day In The Life® Kit No. 3 super versatile and used it to create a layout showcasing all of the photos I have of Malia by the clown fish at the aquarium.

Every time we go to the aquarium, I take a pic of Mal by "Nemo". It started when we went for her second birthday and we still do it today. And as much as she hates having her photo taken, she never complains about taking that photo. And I love that!

I created a grid in photoshop by sizing everything to 2"x2" and filled in some of the spaces with circles from the digital Day In The Life® Kit No. 3. I made a home for my journaling in the bottom right and typed it up in Photoshop before I printed the whole thing on glossy photo paper. I didn't know the exact dates for all of the photos, so I just stamped the month and year with white pigment ink (mine is a store brand from Hobby Lobby, I think) using the Time Roller Stamp. Love the way that turned out.

I backed the whole thing on some patterned paper from the new Maggie Holmes + Crate Paper Gather collection. I used some alphabet stickers from a past AE Story Kit + the word "Story" (taken from the Me Digital Story Stamp) that I cut out on my Silhouette. I added some chipboard phrase stickers from Studio Calico and some epoxy stars from Heidi Swapp as well.

I love telling stories like these where you can see a collection of similar photos together. I hope to have another layout like this in the future with even more photos! It's not something I often do, but want to get better at it.

What kinds of stories do you want to be better at telling?

1 comment:

  1. I love this layout. Collection of photos are always so cool to look at together. Did you hand trace the outline in the word story after you cut it out with the silhoutte? It adds such an awesome additional detail.