Back from a nice, relaxing time on the beaches of Thailand and have this Citrus Twist August Kit layout to share. I place the two high-contrast, black and white photos of my cousin and his newborn baby boy against a background of glittery gold-star vellum which is anchored at the top by strips of pattern paper.
Arrangement of the main cluster is inspired by the golden spiral which is one of the very first thing I had to understand when I tried to find out how some graphic designers divided their layouts. Here's my interpretation of that classic rule : starting at the top right, spiralling down through the photos (with bits of ephemera tucked underneath for emphasis) and ending up in a tight whirl centered on the number 5 in the title.
It's fun to experiment and try a loose, messier style. I'm intrigued to see if it'll work just as well for cards. In the meantime work is taking priority: for a couple of months I'm on temporary project assignment and travelling around Asia. So not much crafty time until probably October which might be a good thing as I check out blogs, galleries, magazines to see what the scrapbooking world has been up to and stock up on inspiration for the end of the year.
Citrus Twist Aug Kits : American Crafts Shimelle (Resnick, Fitzgerald Gold Glitter Thickers), Pebbles Jen Hadfield Number Washi, Studio Calico Brighton Pier Gold Stars Vellum, Crate Paper Notes and Things Ephemera Pack, cardstock. Others : Echo Park This & That Alpha Sticker, Pebbles Jen Hadfield 6x6 Paper