Hi Everyone! Happy Tuesday! Today I am talking about creating balance on a layout with two very busy pattern papers and two titles. I was also working towards balancing the masculine and feminine on this page featuring a photo of my girly and her friends. Check out how I did it with two very different product lines from October Afternoon and Jillibean Soup.
- October Afternoon Treasure Map X Marks the Spot
- October Afternoon Treasure Map Dead Man’s Pass
- October Afternoon Treasure Map Moby Dick Isle
- October Afternoon Treasure Map Label Stickers
- October Afternoon Treasure Map Tidbits
- Jillibean Soup Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup Toasted Pistachios
- Jillibean Soup Saffron Yellow Pepper Soup Label Stickers
- White Thickers (similar)
- Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Marker
- Date Stamp (similar)
- Versafine Onyx Black Ink
- From my stash: phrase stamp, Silhouette cut file
I cut a large strip of the JBS Toasted Pistachios paper, a little larger than 6 inches, and adhered it to the October Afternoon Dead Man’s Pass paper, giving me two contrasting patterns with the floral and the plaid, but similar in color. I used the OA X Marks the Spot paper to mat my photo, tying it in to the plaid paper.
To create balance on this page I used the Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon labels. To my eye, the floral print is a bit overwhelming so the labels help to tone that side down and draw your attention to the photo area. To balance the labels I used a large Silhouette cut file phrase from the wood grain side of the Moby Dick Isle paper, adhering it on the plaid side. I also felt the wood grain brought more masculinity to the page to balance out the floral paper.
I added white Thickers below the photo as a secondary title. To give them some sparkle and bring a feminine side to the layout I used the Wink of Stella on them (it’s hard to see the sparkle in a photo). Two labels from the Tidbits package balanced this area out.
Here’s the finished product, balanced and ready to go!