Today’s pairing is not so much “big” as “a lot”: it’s a solution for those times when you have a lot of journaling. A big journaling space requires you to limit your use of other layout elements (photos and embellishments). So, try using a little photo on a layout that has lots of journaling:
For this layout, I was restricted to a small photo because the camera I had with me on the day in question wasn’t working properly, so the only pictures I had to work with were pretty awful. Grainy and blown out and more than a little bit soft. (I did, in fact, retire said camera after this day.) But I still wanted to scrapbook the memory. So I printed the photo in black and white, on textured cardstock so the grain could camouflage some of the flaws. And then I wrote quite a bit—even about the photos I wish I had been able to take.
When I do a pairing like this—big journaling space, small photo—I like to work the photo right into the middle of the text somehow. It helps the photo to feel more prominent and the combination to feel more cohesive. In this layout, I put the text into columns and then used a text box with the dimensions of my photo to create just the right spot for the pic.
How do you incorporate lots of journaling onto your layouts?