Guys. You should see my pile of layouts I need to put away. I think there are more than 300, literally. Actually, probably more, because it’s been more than three years since I’ve put layouts into albums. (Needless to say, it’s not my favorite task.)
So over the past few weeks, I’ve been sorting layouts to get them ready for albums. And honestly, it’s been pretty awesome. There are layouts I totally forgot I made, and stories I’ve loved revisiting. And, as I’ve been sorting, I’ve been making lists. What works? What doesn’t? What techniques or approaches should I use more often? This is helping me make new layouts much more quickly because I have a sort of bank to pull ideas from.
One of the things I’ve noticed that I like (but don’t do very often) is the pairing of something big and something little. I like the contrast and the way that the big + little pairing almost makes the little thing that draws your eye first.
So this week, the WCS challenge is a pretty easy one: mix something big with something little. I’ll share several examples over the week, and I hope you’ll play along by linking here or joining the challenge on Instagram.
On this layout, my big thing is the 6x10 photo and my little thing is the 2x3 picture. I intentionally printed one big, one small, but I had no idea what story I’d write until I had the pictures in my hands, and they made me think about the boys in my life; the journaling grew from there.
Stay tuned for more big + little layouts. Happy scrapbooking!