Love all the elements you used...genius!
Hi, thanks for your input - appreciated. yes, that is what I thought - even if the two blocks had been closer to centre it would have been better. Ideally I think the panel of arrows should have been overlapping those blocks but of course I did them first without thinking it through!
Hi, I am answering your composition question. I am a huge shimelle fan and after following her for a year I am getting the hang of better design. You might not like it because there are gaps. Your arrows on the right hand side overlap. Your arrows on the bottom touch each other. But your photo is not touching/overlapping the other elements. Could that be it? Shimelle talks about leaving space if you leave space between all your elements or have everything touch if that is what you are doing. She thinks a mix of two makes for a design that "niggles" you.
Project - who knew
posted 03/31/13 at 05:20 AM
This page was for Wilna's scrap your stash challenge to use 6x6 papers, brads and ribbons.
I made a stencil/mask on my eclips (copied the design from one I've seen somewhere on 2peas) and made up some mists using distress re-inkers. Then I got out a hoarded-too-beautiful-to-use(!) 6x6 pad and started cutting. I was then delighted to find my long-since-seen-the-light-of-day collection of brads included all the colours in the papers, then added a few bows in matching embroidery thread (I thought the ribbon asked for in the challenge would be too heavy for the look I wanted). I used a washi stamp with distress inks for the journaling block then toned it down a little with picket fence distress stain. More unearthed brads, the photo corners, then opened a never-before-used pack of diy thickers. I thought I just wanted to leave them white, but started to curse when placing them that they were coming apart. Was I happy when I discovered the peel off layer!(…who knew?! - I even included this discovery in the jounaling!)So I sprinkled with glamour dust and love the result.
While I am happy with this page and love the colours, something about the composition niggles me, as is often the case when I've finished a page. Maybe the photo and journaling should have been closer to design element? I'd love some feedback.
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