Friday, 18 March 2011

Myanmar Album

I have been sitting on around 4,000 photos from our trip to Myanmar in November/December 2009 wondering how to scrap them for an album. We all absolutely love the India album I had made earlier and this was the problem. Set a precident and then there are fixed ideas of what the travel album should look like. For the Indian album, I had a theme for each location which really worked well and Sonia thought this should also be done for Myanmar. I did not want to restrict myself to one or two colours for each location and was favouring a more eclectic album with each double page different. ( ie I had no idea what to do...) Amber was happy with whatever was decided ie the teenage "whatever" which can be wonderful at times but not this time.

I have scrapped some of the photos in layouts but just wasn't inspired to follow through with that style for an entire album. Then along came a free template from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals last Saturday and suddenly inspiration. I knew what I wanted to do. Photos large and bordering pages with overlayed small pics with white borders. A strip across page for journalling. And that is it. I might add some elements but probably not. Lynn Grieveson has some wonderful double page templates that I can use/modify so now I am set and oh so inspired.

So here is the first double page. What do you think?

Now I am set to start working on the album. And just in time as we are heading out for a quick holiday in a month. Here we are waiting in anticipation:
Click on photos for details of kits used.


esther_a said...

Your Myanmar designs let the photos shine! I love the idea. And you can play around with the sizes, orientation and number of smaller photos and still keep the theme working.
As for your forthcoming trip... I don't recall anyone scrapping about a holiday BEFORE they went! lol!! Sounds like a fabulous getaway.

Krysta said...

LOVE the choice you made here!!
You can have so much variation while still keeping the general idea.

And your next trip, all I can say is that you will LOVE Bali. I went there in 2006 and still have very fond memories.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Simple design works best when you want to scrap a LOT of photos :). Minimal embellishments, focus on the photos and the journaling. That's what I did with my 40th Bday Album:

Good luck finishing your album, Carolyn - I know it will be fabulous :)

Mari said...

I love the way you are doing this. It really lets the photos shine!