March 01, 2013
Balancing Two Halves
I'm experimenting with the concept of halves on all my February Citrus Twist layouts. After dividing 8.5"x11" portrait layouts horizontally (Love is All We Need) and vertically (Whimsically Kawaii), I now switch to a landscape orientation.
To unify the two halves I choose matching yellow pattern papers and include a gold dot vellum strip from the 5th & Frolic collection in the middle. A couple of turns with yellow baker's twine also serve to soften up the dividing line.
Logically the colourful photos would go on the relative calm of the little flower pattern, leaving the kraft/grey journaling block to sit on the busier strip/arrow background. However it's the opposite arrangement that works. While patterns, colours and textures dominate the left, the quieter half holds it own in balancing the page.
Cropping photos of my cousin into circles and matting them with blue cardstock tightens the focus on her. After fiddling for an age with the Thickers, they finally fall into place outlining the curves of the circles. I am glad I resisted the temptation to colour the alphas. Kept in their original vanilla shade, they form a sort of 'white space' border for the photos against that busy background.
Linking up to these parties.
February Citrus Twist Kits : American Crafts (5th & Frolic Treasured Terrace, Ready Set Go Dimensional Embellishments & Coffee Break, Yellow Baker's Twine), Crate Paper Little Boy Blue Doll Vanilla Thickers, Pebbles Seen & Noted Journaling Cards, October Afternoon Farm Girl Decal Alpha Stickers, Fancy Pants The Good Life That Way, kraft cardstock, sequin
Others : Pebbles Candy Dot
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