Happy Thursday all! It's Pam here sharing some ideas here for action photos. On Saturdays, our family now has a family fun day. We now try to do something fun everyone will love (the three of us) just about every Saturday. It is a great way to bond as a family. I have listed more Saturday fun day ideas on my other blog and you can read about it here. A lot of these places we go are action orientated. I really LOVE to capture these moments b/c these are some of the best moments and I want to remember and document them. I think you will see I take each photo theme into consideration before designing my action layout.
Four out of the five layout are from these Saturdays and the other is my son playing soccer at a spring practice!
1. My first page is all about ice skating. I love ice skating and when I think of ice skating I have imaging of flowing on ice in circles are creating lovely shapes (I think I watch too much figure skating, lol). With this design, you will see I incorporated those lines into my page using hand drawn flourishes.
TIP: Use the flourish as your patterned paper separator rather than a straight line.
2. My second page design is about when we visited a water park. As you can see I gave the page lots of action by adding large water splashes to the page. I think that adds the feeling that while we were there, as we were soaked most of the time ;)
TIP: Hand draw your own water droplets and place them along your page. Also, using several different colors will add depth to your design.
TIP: For more ideas on how to get 3-d looks on paper, check the net for ideas!
4. For my next page, I created a design that would be fitting for a children's museum. I loved the idea of circles lifting and lowering each photo. I got this idea from the old children's museum theme which had to do with connected circles. I think this gives a cool look to page. Btw, I handcut all of my circles using my Coluzzle circle cutter.
TIP: For a faster look use your die machine to create this using pre-cut circles or look for connected circle designs (do they exist??)
5. Lastly, I scrapbooked page about taking a ride on the swings at the fair that comes to town each year. In order to get that action look, I scrapped one photo over another to give it that lifting look. I also added a kite to show that it was in the air.
TIP: Add banners in row next to the photo to give a really cool effect!
I hope you find inspiration from my layout for action page ideas!!