We’ve all heard the expression, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” This simply means that while one person might see things in a certain way, someone else might have an entirely different outlook.
If you want to see a perfect example of this quote, hand a camera to a child. Children do not care about lighting or background. Nor do they worry about holding the camera at just the right angle, or capturing their subject precisely in the center of the frame. And while we might stress about getting that perfect expression or pose, a child will most likely just point and click. Give it a try. You will probably end up with quite a few photos that are out of focus and maybe even a few shots of ceilings or floors. But then again, you might get a picture that captures the moment just right and quickly becomes a family favorite.
Just look at the results below! I am in LOVE with the “Me” layout by Dalis. She took that not-so-perfect photo and turned it into a fun and unique page.
Dad by Janis G. Medina-Maghinay
Supplies: Paper, Chipboard: BasicGrey, Cardstock: Die Cuts With a View, Paperclip: 7Gypsies, Stamps: Autumn Leaves, My Little Yellow Bicycle, Stickers: BasicGrey, Scenic Route, Die-Cut Machine: Cuttlebug (Provo Craft), Other:
flower, netting, pin, cardboard, thread, button.
Design Notes: The layout was made for Journaling Junkie's Challenge 59 in honor of Father's Day and it was made extra-special by using a photo taken by my daughter Nat who is just 4 years old. I have given her my old point and shoot camera when I got my SLR, and she was just so ecstatic to shoot anyone, anything!
Journaling: When I met you I just knew that you're going to be a great family man--and I was soo right. The kids are crazy about you, I adore you--you are the wings behind our family. We're lucky and blessed to have you, Dad.
by Dalis Acevedo
Digital Supplies: Paper: Happy Hunting Kit by Scrappergirl Designs, Embellishments: Just
Be Happy Mini Kit by ScrapShana.
Design Notes: Let your kid use your old camera, you might get surprised at some of the cool shots.
Journaling: This is what happens when your 2.5 year old daughter takes your photo. I personally love this picture. It shows a lot of me. Well, not really, but it shows me being so happy. 08/10/09
Game Play by Dora Phillips
Digital Supplies: Kit: Retro Spring (Gotta Pixel), Fonts: Rockwell
Extra Bold, Happy Hand.
I use this circle photo collage alot. In Elements, layer your
photos and paper over the circle and use control G and they will
magically become a perfect circle. It works great for my
traditional pages, too. I group, print, and then cut the outer
Zack grabbed the camera for a pregame photo shoot.