Hello everyone! This is Jenn, and I’m here to share an idea that took me a LONG time to figure out. Grab a drink and start perusing your layout images.
Scrapping for me used to be a lot about the layering, the clusters, and all the oodles of elements. It took me a long time, to realize that while I do like my layouts with all of those things included, I actually like my layouts with less on them! I like to make smaller clusters, and chose a few lovely elements, and then I “Focus on the Photos!” I try to make them pop and add enough of the elements and paper to dress them up.
Here is my double layout:
I was creating a layout using the Love You More Collection and it started out with the bright greens, reds, and yellows. My photos were fighting with the paper. I didn’t want that. So, I was playing with the background paper, and my layout colors switched completely. This greyish brown background is perfect.
Since I was moving papers, and adding different papers, I happened to add this striped blue paper. This is exactly how it plopped onto my Photoshop workspace within my layout! Right in the center above my background papers. I left it exactly in the middle of my double pages. It’s adding to the fun, yet not fighting with the photos – too much in my opinion.
Next, I wanted to have a small cluster on the one corner – in the top left. So I added some flowers…. and deleted some flowers… added and deleted, again. 🙂 I originally left it with two flowers there, but then switched it to just the one and a string. Simple, but your eye is drawn to look there.