Thursday, November 20, 2014

I designed a page to cover a hole in the paper

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When my mother was here for October, we visited the local arboretum. The colors were stunning, and we had a wonderful time. I printed the photos and looked for papers to use and found this black and white photo real tree paper. Perfect! Except I had cut a 3x4 corner off it to use for another page. Insert mild swear word. As a result, I had to design the whole page around that missing piece. Here's what I did:

Since I printed most of the photos in 2x3, the logical way to cover the hole was with a line of those photos across the top of the page. Here's what I did with the rest of the design:

I had a focal point photos in 5x7. I used that photo on the gray cardstock on the left, filling in with embellishments.

I left most of the right side empty to show off the trees, using journaling strips to allow more of the design to show. I inked the edges with orange to make them pop.

Another design note: That stitch line exists because I cut the plaid paper too short. I had to add the mini strip underneath to fill the space. The cut line looked funny, so I stitched to mask it. I had to stitch twice to make it visible. Note: the stitch line on the right side exists to balance out this line.

Just a note that punches are still a scrapper's best friend when it comes to balancing out a layout without having to trek down to the Cameo to cut circles.

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