You know the saying…”Boys will be boys”… well, we have one of those. Trying to take his photo is high on the list of challenging things. Sometimes you just have to roll with what you get. And the new Wild Child collection is great for documenting those “wilder” photos you get during a kids photo shoot. Documenting the outtake photos is usually a more accurate picture of real life. So don’t be afraid to use the less than perfect photos that include silly faces, pouty faces, messy faces, or whatever your kids might throw at you when you’re taking their picture.
I knew I wanted to create a large feature title on the layout, so I cut the word “Epic” from four patterned papers on my Silhouette Cameo. The patterned paper for the “P” is from the girl products, but it fit right in with the masculine papers. I love the fun look this title gave the layout with the separated letters. It definitely adds an eye-catching look to the layout!
When it came to the photo, I wanted it layered over the title. I like to layer elements when it doesn’t take away from one or the other. The letters in the title were large enough for me to place the photo over them without obscuring what the word was. I finished the title by adding one of the chipboard phrases next to the photo.
I used some of the embellishments from the Wild Child collection to create a visual triangle to bring the whole layout together. I created clusters with some of the ephemera pieces, stickers, and chipboard pieces. And the rub-ons from the collection were a great finishing touch for adding some scattered stars. I love the way the rub-ons look against the white cardstock background.
I hope you’ve been inspired to go wild with the Wild Child collection and look at some of those not so perfect photos in a new way!