Sunday, 7 May 2017

FTLoPP Blog Hop | Susan Roberts

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Hello! This post is part of the National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop hosted by the Facebook Group “For The Love Of Pretty Paper”

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snipThe theme for the Blog Hop is                                    ‘A Favourite Technique’ ...

I have chosen cutting into photographs.

I love to do this with photos that are important as a memory but not particularly interesting as a photo.

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The photo I’ve used here has a central element, the bit with the birds lined up, and the rest is important context but boring … so I’ve cut it to isolate the ‘good’ section and to make the rest more pleasing to the eye.

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I want to cut my photo into a 9-section grid with the focal point, the birds, in the centre. I start by cutting either side of the birds.

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Next I cut each of the 3 strips into 3, making uneven sections.

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At this point it is a good idea to carefully turn over the photo pieces and number them so that piecing them together later isn’t too much of a jigsaw.


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I reassembled the photo onto the matting cardstock with even(ish) spaces between the pieces, allowing the matting to show through.

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Next I trimmed round the photo and stuck the whole piece to the background cardstock, then completed the page as normal

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That’s it from me.

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42 comments:

Fay aka Beautifullily said...

Never think to cut up photos - looks really effective on your page.

Bethany-Joanna said...

I've never used this technique and never thought of using it. I may have to try this today 😍

Lulu said...

Hi Sue, long time no see but loving the photo idea and your usual choice of bold colours! My boy is helping me today so we are going to try your idea later! Lots of love xx

Emily Grant said...

Clever! Will have to give it a go :)

Alison O'Neill said...

What an interesting idea, may give this a go

Helen Loades said...

Definey a technique I need to try. Thank you

beverleyb said...

A reminder of how effective this technique is, thanks.

Claire Hamilton said...

What a great technique. I've seen this done a few times but have never been brave enough to cut up the photo. Fantastic idea to start with a less interesting one because it really seems to add to the effect. Thank you for giving us the tips and confidence to give it a go.

amnse said...

A really effective technique to enhance less interesting photos-what a great idea to number the photo pieces too!

Sally said...

How brave, I know that these days it is easy to reprint if you need to, but still scared to get scissors onto photos. This looks great though so may give it a try.

susibee said...

Lovely technique - very effective 😊

Sally said...

How brave, despite being able to reprint easily these days it still seems wrong to cut up a photo. This does look great though so may have to give it a try.

Kirsty Alebon said...

I am obsessed with grid collages but I've never thought of doing this though!! Looks great πŸ’š

AndreaH said...

I would never ever of thought of doing this what a fab idea. Thankyou for being on the hop I'm pretty sure I'll get lots of inspiration from you. X.

Karen said...

This looks so effective πŸ˜ƒ
I love the technique and will definitely give it a try.

Tanya said...

I used to have a stencil to do this when I first started scrapping, had forgotten all about it :)

Lis Garrett said...

Ooh - I like this. I've got tons of photos I haven't scrapped because they don't seem to tell a story - this technique might help make those photos more appealing.

Karen Cook said...

Wow love this idea. I've never seen photos cut into a grid like this and it really works. Another one to try myself.

My not so simple life said...

Brilliant idea, dont think Id have the guts to do it in case I ruined the photo but yours looks amazing :)

furrypig said...

I am always nervous about cutting into photos so rarely do it...but it is very effective xxx

Dneez said...

Have never thought about cutting up photos. Your layout looks great. Hope its OK to scrap lift as I would like to try this idea.

Michelle said...

Very effective , looks amazing and great choice of colour too. Xxx 😊

glitterandglue said...

Hello Susan. I totally agree - I love doing this with photos - on cards and all sorts. Well done.
Take care. God bless.
Margaret

Georgia Newman said...

This is a brilliant idea!!!! I need to try this out. I love the way it emphasises the photo.

sarahscraps said...

I did this with one of my pages of florida when we were on a beach hunting for sharks teeth, the mosaic worked well as my hubby and son were in the distance too, it took a while to do but I love the effect....I must do this again soon

Ruth said...

Love your layout and the technique shall give this a try!

BJ said...

WOW - love what you have done with the "no so great" photo, I will definitely be using this technique for my "less than amazing" photos, what a great idea to add interest. Super job BJ

Julia Dunnit said...

Gosh Susan how clever you are. Will very definitely try this at some point, Although I rather suspect there is a skill in knowing which photos could be used this way!!

Niki Rowland said...

Love the look you've achieved here Sue, I've done this before but only in vertical lines so like this variety. It doesn't work with people photos though which I discovered when I cut through someone's face once! xx

Rita T said...

That is a really clever technique for not so interesting photos. Will be giving this a go soon

Scrap8ooker said...

Ooh I will have to be brave and try this! The effect is fantastic. Hope you don't mind a spot of scraplifting. Thanks!

Alison said...

That's really effective - great layout!

Jess said...

I'd be hesitant to cut up my photo in case I chopped someone's head off but this looks fab! X

Kirsty Frisby said...

Great technique, you get all the photo but the focus on the main part, fab!

Kerry said...

Wow this looks so cool! I have cut a photo once but only into 3 pieces. Time to look at my photos a little differently. TFS

Choka said...

I haven't don't this technique in years! Maybe I'll try it again - I certainly have some pics that fit the bill of not being too interesting!

Margot/NZ said...

I did this once or twice many years ago - thanks for the reminder of how useful it can be to highlight the 'interesting bits'!

Natalie Weller said...

Such a cool technique I will try this

Sandra Daly said...

Love your LO. Not sure I'm brave enough to cut any of photos up maybe I'm too protective of them lol

Antonia Sherlock said...

Not sure if I'm brave enough for this technique! Although I do love how it brings attention to what is going on in the bit in the middle!

Amanda said...

What a great way to add interest to a plain-ish photo.

justgowiththeflow said...

The bravery of cutting up a photo! I'm worried that I'll just ruin the photo! Or that cutting the photo won't have the effect I want it to have.