I wanted to start with a few words about the earth quake. Many of you have emailed me and asked if we are OK here in Okinawa. Yes,we are:) Thanks for your concerns.
If you look at this map you can see how far away we are from "mainland" Japan. Okinawa is where the arrow is and the X is the epicenter.
We did not feel the earthquake nor did we get a tsunami.
It's absolutely terrible what happened and I will continue to pray for everyone that lost their homes and loved ones.
I have this thing- if I'm not happy about a layout, it will bother me forever and I HAVE to redo it. I know most of you think that this is a waste of time and rather move forward. I can't do that you see...
Here's an example of a layout that I don't like. It's simply not good.
Scrapping is of course not science with right and wrong. Scrapping is art and it's all about opinions, but in my opinion this layout is not good.
The colors would have worked, but the page is totally lacking a focal point, something that I'm obsessed about.
By moving the photos closer together and putting the embellishments in clusters (rather than spread them out) the page gets a natural focal point.
Here's another page I recently finished that did not turn out great. And I tell you why.
First, it's too plain and boring (for my taste). Second, the color of the papers I chose is too similar to the photos, so the whole layout looks like a big blur.
I switched to papers with more contrast, which make the photos stand out more.
What do you think? Was it an improvement or not?
At least I'm happy and I can finally MOVE ON;)
Come back tomorrow for a nice giveaway!