Last week when I started this layout I mentioned that I didn’t really have a plan for it. I liked the monocromatic tones I started with in the aqua shades, but ended up added in a contrasting color with the wood grain thickers and the wood veneer arrows. I knew the story I wanted to tell about about the photo (Debbie – I’m sure you remember this!) and the arrows were the perfect way to do it.
The large border punch separates the top and bottom of the layout and gave me a place for the photo to rest. Instead of adding a second piece of cardstock or pattern paper to create the inner frame, I hand stitched a border in the contrasting color. I layered up some circles and vellum scallop circles to create embellishments and added word flags and pins to complement each one. A few gems at each cluster helps to draw the eye.
I used a journaling stamp from My Mind’s Eye to create the little journaling spots. I didn’t set out to compare and contrast exactly, but it feels like I did that a little bit. You gotta love the big 80’s hair and the white Keds. This was so me at the time (sorry that the photo has some serious shadows going on!). I no longer wear the skirts or roll up my sleeves, but I still travel and lug a camera around!
I’m not sure this layout turned out exactly how I pictured it in my head, but I kept reminding myself that this is the layout that had no plan… Do you prefer to start with inspiration (a sketch or some kind of starting point of some kind) or do you just go for it?
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