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Creating Balance on a Layout

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.

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!


Happy Creating!