I am coming at you a little late in the day but it is labor day weekend here in the states. We have been spending time together as a family, running errands and just hanging out. As part of Make It Work Monday I want to show you ways you can use frames in a creative way in your layouts. This comes at a great time as last week at Scraps N Pieces the challenge for the Scrap It to Win It was to use frames. I have a few creative team members over there and I love the way they used frames and I also found some layouts in my designer gallery as well.
First up Jennifer used here poor kitty’s cone of shame as a center focus to frame the photo with papers and a large frame. So simply just frame your photos and I love the clustering around the photo too.
Henriett went outside the frame with her photo, which I love. Again she framed the photo but this time she extracted some of the photo to go outside of it as well. Very creative.
This one is not on my team but was the winner from the designers choice poll and I love that knclark used elements as frames. The hiking clips as frames was so adorable as well as that large center photo!
Tina used her frame as an element in her clustering in this adorable layout. I love the way it points your eye to the focal point of the layout, the photo and title.
Meleah used a large thick frame for her main image and then smaller frames for the other photos. I love how the other photos look double frames in the photo strip.
Kimber Marie did a fantastic job using these metal gears as frames for the smaller photos. I love the larger photo but the smaller ones are so fun in the gears.
Trinity stitched down her photos in these frames that look almost like tags. Get creative with what you use for framing your photos and making them stand out.
Teresa framed each photo on her map to make them stand out.
Another idea is to use the frame to frame journaling or just a few words like Crazsqaw did here
I love this one where the frames are used as part of the background by Shelly
I also like using a frame to cut out a portion of a larger photo like Teresa did here
So if you aren’t a big fan of using frames pull a few out and get creative with them. Stick them in clusters, highlight your journaling, highlight a larger photo, create a photo strip and so much more. Have a great Monday!