Do you ever struggle with how many photos you should be including in your layouts? Well first off, you know how I feel about should or have to in scrapbooking so throw those preconceived notions right out that window! Second, the method I use for choosing the amount of photos per layout depends on how many I need to express the story and feelings I am sharing.
If you are scrapbooking a big event or vacation you might want to create several pages or even a mini album – you don’t have to feel that you have to include all the photos on one layout but you certainly can if that is what you want to do in order to tell your story.
Lately I tend scrap using one or two photos but only because I’ve been digging deeper and telling more personal stories not just documenting events.
This layout I created for LOAD has only one photo because I want to just focus on me and my list of things I want to do for the next year! One photo was all I needed to tell this story!
In this layout I was looking through my life and snapping photos so to get a complete picture I needed more then one photo so I created a collage! I use Picasa to create collages because it is so fast and easy! I was able to add a bunch of photos and still have room for embellishments and journaling!
How many photos do you use on your layouts? Does the story you are trying to tell influence the number of photos you use? I want to hear from you so leave me a comment below!