Thursday, June 14, 2012

Pages from the Heart: Zoo Layout

The Reveal
This is my second of three June projects for Pages from the Heart. In today's layout, I went with Kevin to the L.A. Zoo when he was a chaperone for a school club. We took lots of animal photos so I wanted to find a way to showcase multiple photos on a single paged layout.

L.A. Zoo Layout

The Details
I like the look of Instagrams but I don't take pictures on my cell phone very much. I recreated the look on my desktop publishing program, QuarkXpress, but you can use any program that lets you draw squares. 

Simulated Instagrams
The paper in the Note to Self collection has so many fun elements. There is the rating of your day design that I cut out. I paired it with a Tim Holtz game spinner so the arrow really spins and you can adjust the rating depending on your experience. It adds an interactive elements to the page.
Action Spinner
The design that actually caught my eye and pushed me towards purchasing the kit was the page of ViewMaster reels. I cut out three of them and layered it by my title. I added some Glossy Accents on the black squares to give it the look of film. 

ViewMaster Reels
Since I think of the zoo as an earthy place, I thought natural twine was a better fit than elegant ribbon. I used a notebook trim border punch on a strip of brown paper. I wrapped the twin around each punched hole for a decorative effect. I also tied a bow around one letter in my title to bring twine to another part of the layout. 
Twine Column

The Collection
For all the patterned papers, I used Echo Park's Note to Self collection kit. This is my new go to kit because it can be used for any occasion as the theme is documenting life. 

Cardstock: Bazzill
Patterned Papers: Echo Park Note to Self Collection
Alphabet Stickers: Echo Park, American Crafts
Ink: Clearsnap
Washi: K & Co., assorted
Game Spinner and Brad Set: Tim Holtz
Clear Medium: Inkssential
Pen: Pentel
Twine: May Arts
Border Punch: EK Success

To see this and all the other design team projects, please visit Pages from the Heart in Monrovia, CA or online.
Thanks so much for stoppin' by,


Nirupama said...

So many great details. That glossy accents idea is a great trick :)

gale said...

Great layout! I love that you used so many photos on it and those viewmaster reels are awesome!! But I love that rating your day the most. So cool.

Madeline said...

Love how you were able to include all those great photos! Great design!

Patricia said...

Love all the details on your layout and how many photos you used! Really a great layout!

Christina Collins said...

I adore this layout! Absolutely love the actual template of it and how you managed to fit so many photos. :) Fun!

Loni said...

Cute LO and thanks for the idea. I do feel a little silly when I get my phone and my camera out, hehe.

Mary Jo said...

Great grid design! :)

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