Sunday, November 6, 2011

We are Simply Blessed

When I am designing a layout I start by deciding on photos, title and journaling. That way I don't run out of space to add what is most important to me. For these particular photos the journaling was the most important element. These photos mean a lot to me so I knew I wanted to take my time to journal.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the artisan shape for my journaling card. Then I printed my journaling onto the card using my printer.
I took one of the Decorative Edge Cardstock pieces to coordinates with these papers and placed it in the upper right corner of my layout behind my title. The title is one of the Cardstock Die Cuts pieces. I also added a little birdy from the Corrugated Shapes.

I added the strip across the bottom with a quote from Emily Bronte. To create a visual triangle I punched three circles out of the same yellow paper as the journaling block and the title block and added them to the layout peaking from behind the quote.

Although I love to work with inks and mists and all different mediums sometimes I do like to keep my designs simple. Keeping things simple here allowed me to concentrate on my journaling. I know in years to come I will be grateful that I took the time to write these words. I will always look back on that day and be so grateful.

1 comment:

Robin Shakoor said...

Wow! This page is fantastic!