Previous Corn Maze Layout
This Year's Corn Maze Layout
We also used to rely heavily upon borders. When I went to my first Creative Memories class, I learned how to make borders using paper strips and stickers. Now, I make my borders using PICTURES. Of course! Why didn't I think of that? It's one more way to add rich detail and texture to my layouts.
For this layout of pictures from a corn maze, I used close-up shots (4x6 photos) of Indian Corn that I cut into 1" x 5 4/8" strips. I used one photo for the border on one page, and another photo for the border on the second page. This border brings a dimension and depth to the corn pictures and ties everything together.
I also used a top/bottom border on the center picture on the left-side page. For that border, I used a close-up taken of corn in the maze as we were walking (or should I say running) through.
For the panoramic on each page, I used a series of about three pictures (6 total) that I mixed together using the "mending the horizon" technique from Tami Potter's "Designing Photo Mosaics" book. You may recall that this is the same technique I used on my Niagara Falls layout, but it looks a lot different here! It just thrills me to see how using different photos brings an entirely new context to each page pattern idea!