Project Life, Week Six: Hello single page!
Only the sixth week and it's my first Project Life entry featuring a single page.
Last year I realized that if there were weeks with too few photos to make a full page spread, then a single page would have to do. It was completely liberating for me.
And what happens the following week? Do I try to make that week a single page, too? So they start lining up again the following week?
Nope. Each entry for this year-long album project will simply be determined on a week-by-week basis. If it ends up that I have a two-page spread next week, and that spread will start on the right-hand page, then so be it.
Honestly. It's not a big deal if that happens. It's all sequential, right? Right.
This is how I'm approaching it.
One thing I did do was combine a bunch of photos from a single event onto one 6 x 4 canvas (tweaked a bit from the original template) and then I dropped that image into one of the slots. It was a perfect solution because my sports photos are not the greatest and typically look better at smaller sizes.
I started by creating a collage using a Mini Minimals template.
But when I dropped it in, I felt like the image didn't balance because of its built-in margin. So I tweaked it into this:
I did this simply by adjusting the sizes of each layer mask. I kept all of the "gutters" between the photos the same and simply dragged the center handles out from each mask's outer edges to meet the boundary of the 6 x 4 canvas. I deleted the line of journaling as well.
You can alter your digital templates in so many ways with a little simple tweaking. I recently recorded a video showing how to combine layer masks to create larger photos. Watch that video here.
I feel like it filled the space in a more pleasing way. If this had been a two-page spread, I probably would have left it in the original template design. But who can say for sure?
Next, I thought a list would add a bit of extra info to this single page entry. I love including what we're all digging on one single card.
You can add and customize any PNG card file to your Project Life albums. I recorded a short video tutorial showing you how I added the card above, as well as dropping in a custom text box to make a list.
Thank you, single page, for making this project a stress free happy fun time.