Hello Lovelies and welcome to my very FIRST layout in our Disney 2020 album! I have been so excited to get started on this project and to start sharing it with you! This month over at Sahlin Studio the featured product is Word Art, so I made sure to incorporate those into a Disney layout. And there is no better way to start than Disney’s Lion King show at Animal Kingdom. Yes! You can also check out all the layouts that have been featured on our blog here: Larkindesign Disney 2020 Album Project. Follow along with my process video below and stay tuned for more amazing layouts to come from this project!
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Oh you guys, this show was so amazing. We had the best time and I could not believe how incredible everything was! I took photos with my iPhone and a few with my husband’s Pixel, and was really happy with how they turned out given the dark conditions of the arena. Just a tip: when photographing at these shows, select scenes that are most brightly lit and tap on the brightest spot in your frame. I could not wait to start working on this layout and adore how it turned out!
I began with the main card from the Project Mouse Animal Bundle and allowed that to set the color palette for the layout. The reds, yellows, oranges, and greens are perfect for this show! You can also see the Animal Photo Overlays I placed onto the show photo before printing. I added a tiny word strip just above it and love that you can add or subtract embellishments in any kind of way, no rules! Just fun!
During the show I captured this photo of our boys watching the show. I have a similar photo from our trip back in 2012 from when they were watching Indiana Jones, and I love repeating that photo op and including it once again. I added just the tiniest stamp from Studio Calico to the photo. The chipboard circle above is also from Studio Calico.
Usually I try to make sure that I have created space for journaling on my pages, but I was so excited to pull this layout together that this side was all filled up! So I incorporate a bit of hidden journaling behind this amazing turquoise card from the Project Mouse Animal Bundle. Once I slid that card into the pocket I also cut the slit in the page protector so it can be pulled out and read any time.
If you are unsure of how to add Word Art to your photos, I use Photoshop but a quick app called Letterglow will allow you to add elements as well.
The right hand side features more photos from the show plus a selfie that Alan and I took before we got in line to wait. I wanted to be sure that we show up in our layouts as well as the amazing performers, and besides, with ears like these photos are a must!
I added just a tiny wooden embellishment from Elle’s Studio to the photo of us. The tiny wooden heart and reflective green heart are also from Elle’s Studio. They are the perfect little thing!
I realized that even though I had my title card to designate this as part of Animal Kingdom, I also needed a fun title card as a nod to the show we were watching. I used some alpha stickers from Simple Stories Snap and added those to the green card below. I am just loving how this layout came together so well!
Check out this amazing elephant who was part of the show! Elephants have always been my favorite, and this beautiful creature was right beside us in the arena. I took so many photos of him, and I knew when I pulled my layout together that I didn’t want any colorful embellishments that might compete. So the digital photo overlay was perfect. I am so glad he is included in my album now!
Another way I used these photo overlays was with this frame. I adore the green pattern on this card, it has so much depth and visual interest! Adding the frame before I printed it allowed me to add more words, but not compete with that gorgeous background. Hooray for overlays!
I also added a bit of stamping to the scene card at the top, using some alpha stamps from Elle’s Studio. I stamped “Circle of Life” around the sun and fell in love with that card all over again. This layout was so much fun and has me so inspired to keep creating and keep sharing! I hope you have learned some fun ways to incorporate Word Art and Overlays into your layouts today. See you again soon!
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