Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How Much to Add

I did the following page for this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge:

When I had misted, put down the circles and the photo, then added journaling and a title, it felt a little bare. I thought my flourish stitching template from Bazzill would add some movement, so I stitched away. Then I wondered if I needed some more "stuff" on the layout, so I played around, adding gems, buttons, etc. I took every last one off. It looked too busy. So here's my quote for the day:

"A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away." Antoine de Saint-Exupery

My layout isn't perfect, but it is better with less.


sillypea said...

Great take on the sketch!

alisonm said...

I don't know, I think it is perfect!

melissa said...

that flourish stitching is amazing!

Diana Fisher said...

This is fabulous!!! I just love it!

jennifer said...

This is so cute, I love it all! Thanks for playing along!
Jennifer C. Sketchy Thursdays dt

BabyBokChoy said...

You are so funny, how is this busy??!! lol