Deconstructed Layout #11 Green Island, Antigua | The Flamingo Chronicals: Deconstructed Layout #11 Green Island, Antigua

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Deconstructed Layout #11 Green Island, Antigua

Beach layout
For The Deconstructed Layout #11 - Green Island, Antigua - I want to talk about using one large centerpiece photo on your layout. This was one of my favorite shots from a recent vacation and I really wanted it to shine.


To see the entire Deconstructed Layout Series hop on over to this page.

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.

layout prep
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 of the paper - it is hard to see in the photo because it is very light. I placed it two inches down from the top of the page and used my ruler to make sure it was level. 
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.

photo placement
Here is what my page looks like after I have everything measured. Adhere the photo strips using the pencil lines as a guide. 

photo strips
I started 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.  Adhere the photo strips using the pencil lines as your guide. Once you have everything in place, trim the cardstock with a 1/8" margin on all sides then erase any visible pencil lines.


photo mat
Mat it on a dark blue cardstock, again with a 1/8" margin then adhere to the background paper. 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..

journal tag
I finished the layout off with two smaller photos at the bottom, a few embellishments, and some journaling. 

 
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!

26 comments:

  1. Awesome page and tutorial Anita!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CMS :-)

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  2. great layout!! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap & Play and Color Me Scrappy!!

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  3. A stunning page - many thanks for sharing with us on Pixels and Paper (and yes we love our blue sheep too!)

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  4. Great layout! So precise! Glad I am not the only one who measures everything! Just have to learn to glue straight lol! A pleasure to look at! Having been to Antigua I share your love of the place! All the best from SATW! :)

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  5. Wonderful layout - so beautiful! Thank you for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu!

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  6. What an amazing page!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap and Play!!

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  7. Very cool page, Anita! I love the way you cut the large photo and added the stamped image to it! Thanks for joining us at Scrap & Play

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  8. Stunning photo and love the design of your page! Very clever and super creative! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Berry71Bleu! ;-)

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  9. Love the big pic cut in strips, looks great x

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  10. Gorgeous page love how you really made your photo pop!looks stunning! Thanx for joining us at Scrap and Play! And Color Me Scrappy!

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  11. What a great idea to use one large photo cut into strips--such a simple touch but it adds a great artistic flair! Excellent work--thanks for joining us at Berry71bleu...

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  12. Love the cut photo. Thanks for playing with us at Pixels and Paper!

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  13. What a fantastic take on the challenge(s) I love how you used the gorgeous photo. Thank you for playing with our challenge at Pixels and Paper :) hope to see you creations again

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  14. Lovely idea! :) Thank you for playing with us at Scrap Around The World :)

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  15. what a great take on so many challenges.. WTG! THANK you for playing along over @ SATW this month... :)

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  16. Gorgeous page! Thanks for joining us at Scrap & Play!

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  17. Great idea!! fantastic tutorial....thanks for playing with us at Scrap Around The World!

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  18. Beautiful layout ! The picture is fantastic !! Thank you for joining at Scrap Around The World !!

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  19. Lovely page! Thank you so much for joining the SATW challenge this month!

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  20. wow love how you broke up the photo!!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrap & Play!!

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  21. Cool take on he sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Berry71Bleu.

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  22. Great work with the picture ! Thank you for playing at CMS !

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  23. Simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with CMS!
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  24. Gorgeous page! I love how you cut and embellished the large photo. Thanks for joining the Berry71Bleu Challenge! :)

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  25. wow…. beautiful photo! Great job on the challenges! Thanks for playing along with CMS! :)

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  26. This is a great page. I love how you've incorporated your photos and embellishments. Thank you for joining us at P & P. I look forward to seeing more of your art. Cheers, Di

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