By whacking it down to 8.5x11.
I found this beautiful paper by Studio Calico
had overwhelming white space
especially with the photo I wanted to use
which is a 4x4 collage.
AND both the photo and flowers are vibrant.
I messed around with layering a 8.5x11 sort of clear
vellum sheet over top but it muted it way too much.
I also did some stamping down the bottom of the page that
I found too distracting because I used bright pink
so I covered it up with white paint.
There ain't nothing you can't fix in scrapbooking.
I like that everything is tucked up tight and
seriously all the white space would have
made me nuts.
It's a birthday page but not a typical one and I like that.
Its a collage from birth to five.
I have another one for Q who turned 8.