So, here is a Traveler's Notebook spread about the fact that winter is hanging on way too long this year.
I can't take it anymore! Sheesh!
Even these lovely digital papers are calling for spring.
I cannot get over how much it keeps on snowing. Every time we get a warm day or two I cross my fingers that it is over, but then it snows again.
And we have dull great days, which make it tricky to photograph my spreads.
Anyone with me...?
For this layout I started with the subtle (fish scale) patterned paper that ran across the two pages. I raised it above centre in order to create interest. I also knew from the start that I wanted my journaling to go on this pattern.
In order to pull the eye to the top of the left page, I chose a flower print that had bits of black to play off the black in my photo. I really love the soft peachy pink strip that went under the bottom of my photo. I tried different positions, but this is where it seemed to be most pleasing. I purposely left the gap between that strip and the photo in order to tuck in that black circle and accentuate the layering of under the photo and over the pink strip.
I almost left it there and called it done, but something still wasn't sitting right with me. The left side was too high for the right and so I played with some different options for adding paper below the journaling. I tried the black circle over there originally, first off to the extreme left, then in the centre of the left page, but that wasn't right. I tried labels of various sizes and colours but those just competed with the photo. So after a lot of playing around (this one took longer than most) I settled on this paper strip with the slight black stripes.
This isn't my fave layout. But the story is told and the colours are pretty. And sometimes that is good enough and I have to move on...