I love the softness of the colours in this kit and the little hints of spring...even though we are not seeing it in my part of the country just yet.
It was the perfect kit for documenting the lovely farm fresh eggs I get from my mom. They are not my mom's eggs but since she lives in a little rural town, she has connections to farm fresh eggs. And being a farm girl myself (where we did eat our own eggs from farm raised chickens) I do appreciate that I can get these eggs, especially with the controversy in the egg industry today.
I wish you could see the original colours of these eggs, but my printer for some reason always adds extra contrast to everything, so they look a bit over-edited here. Sorry.
I designed this spread to make the eye immediately go to the left side of the layout. All the fun stuff is there. I printed the photo in a square, so to mirror that I also cut the soft green patterned paper the same size. The green paper compliments the blues and greens in my photo.
Then, I added the lovely flowers to the top square to help pull the eye from the photo and move it around the page. I opted to enlarge this flower element (that is the beauty of hybrid scrapbooking) and make it spill outside of the box. As much as the brain likes even and equal and perfect, it is also intrigued by the unexpected, so by letting the flowers extend beyond the edge of the square my eyes want to go there.
On the right side of the spread I kept it simple, so as not to compete with the left side. I started off with a simple black banner and tiny yellow flower to pull your eyes across from the yellow of the flowers on the left. Once there, you want to read the journaling, which I wrote directly on the white background.
Lastly, to complete the triangle (did you know that layouts should have a triangle design?) I layered a word phrase on the bottom right of my photo. This mirrors the black banner shape and balances the overhanging flowers in the top square.
And that's it!