Thursday, December 7, 2017

Christmas Collage with Canon and Susie!

Hello and welcome!  Susie hosting the blog today and I am sharing a Christmas layout featuring a photo collage printed on my Canon Pixma TS6020 printer.

I started with a stack of red and green scraps from the Earth Wind Fire Collection.  By layering them in the center of my page and tucking in a large kraft tag, I created a photo mat for a 5" x 7" photo.

I wanted to create a photo collage including some of my favorite Christmas ornaments. Almost every single one of my ornaments has a story or a memory associated with it and I have shared several of those stories with my children over the years. Of course I realized that scrapbooking is the best way to make sure those stories are remembered! 

The Canon Pixma TS6020 printer comes with an easy to use software package that includes several templates. I went into the Photo Layout section and selected the Bordered (x4) template. I chose a portrait orientation for my pictures, a 5" x 7" size and then I started to play! I added my first photo and typed in the name of the town where I bought that cute little angel ornament!

I was able to specify which font I wanted to use, change the size of the text and even turn it so that the text ran up the side of the photo instead of across the bottom!  I was also able to easily crop and "zoom in" on my photo so that the angel practically filled my frame!

I worked my way through each of the 4 photos I placed in this particular template.  In the final photo (see below) I actually added 2 text boxes so that I could have 2 different font sizes!

My Image Garden software makes it really easy to edit and embellish your photos. Once I was happy with everything, I loaded 5"x7" photo paper into the rear tray and sent the collage to print on my Pixma TS6020 printer. 

I think the photo collage looks perfect on the page!

I embellished with some laser cut chipboard ornaments...
...added a title with alphabet stickers...
...and included this chipboard deer in the bottom right because he is a reference to one of my ornament stories!

Quick Quotes Supplies:
Earth Wind Fire 102, 108 and 105
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Clay

Canon Printer:
Canon Pixma TS6020

Other Supplies:
Want2Scrap Chipboard
Alphabet stickers

I actually created a few collages that I will be using in another project so be sure to check back later this month!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find some time to play today! 

~ Susie
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