So, after returning from Spain I have two favourite reminders of my trip.
The first is a mini nativity from my new friend Amanda. She is the sweetest and picked out the most perfect nativity for me. I absolutely love it. I have a collection of these glass domes in varying sizes and this year at Christmas I filled them all with Nativities. Except that I did not have one the right size to fit under this exact dome. And now I do...
And the second is the journal that I kept of my travels. It is packed full of words, photos, maps and pamphlets that help to tell the stories. I am still working on finishing up the last pages and then I will share the entire traveler's notebook with you.
Once again, for the month of February, I am using the digital kit called All Things Considered by One Little Bird. Here I have used a peachy pink background with just a small pattern so as not to overwhelm my page. The colour helps to draw out the pops of red and brown in my layout.
Because I had a 3x4 photo and a 3x3 square, I decided to offset them on either side of the spread but cut the peachy background papers so as to create a nice square, which is visually pleasing. And then I set out to add bits here and there to move your eye around the page. Because the colouring of the two photos was so similar I decided to keep the labels on each photo the same colour but put them in different places on the spread so that your eye wants to move from top to bottom.
I also chose the striped papers to help lead the eye, but in different directions to define the dimensions of the photos. And finally, the pops of yellow. Beside the 3x4 photo I chose to place the flowers because they fit nicely in the 'white space' on the edge of the photo so I could overlap the flowers on the photo. On the 3x3 photo I had just a little strip of white paper (the actual TN page) to fill in, so I cut another skinny strip in yellow to fit beside the B&W striped paper.
Finally, I added the date with a date stamp in the peachy space above the label to balance the left side label that extends beyond the 'square' I was attempting to create. Since the brain loves novelty as much as it loves order, this little extension technique works well on this layout.