Welcome! Today I am showing off the second layout I created for the American Crafts guest slot. It may not look that different from the first, but I assure you as far as process goes, this was a big fat experiment for me. I didn’t go into this layout with a plan at all. I picked a photo of Leianna that I thought would match the collection and then I just… played around. I forced myself to use thickers rather than word art, which is a big staple for me.
I really struggle with title work, but I am rather happy with how this one turned out. It’s got good contrast and proportion compared to the back strip.
I moved away from the clusters of three that I usually work with and focused even more on the tiny little details – stitching being a big part of that.
I played around with tone on tone. This is perhaps the thing I am least happy with. While I love the look, I don’t feel like I did a really great job of highlighting the photo. If I had my time again, I probably would have picked a paper with a high level of contrast to back the photo.
This is my favorite stack. I love contrast and the sprinkles paper. Everybody should have sprinkles paper.
Last but not least, I wanted to show you my pin wheel. Dear Lizzy’s Serendipity collection doesn’t actually include them, but it was a page about a carnival! How could I not? I made this one with a two inch square of paper, a foam circle and an enamel dot. So that about wraps it up for me, I’ll be back tomorrow to show you the last of my American Craft’s layouts, but if you would like to see the full supplies list, just head over here.