Inspiration can be found everywhere and its fun to incorporate it into our layouts and projects. For my layout today, I didn't have to go any further than my photos. It's where I look most commonly when I'm just not feeling creative! I saw the bold orange and navy in my pumpkin photos and grabbed papers that matched. I added in the lighter blue to give some contrast and also thought this yellow corrugated paper had the rustic feel of my photos and would add a nice touch as the background for this double page spread. I created a basic background with the orange polka dot papers and then framed the left side with a horizontal strip of clock papers and a piece of ruler paper to create visual interest to lead into the layout. The round clocks give a bit of movement and tie into the round pumpkins in the photos. I then grounded the right side of the layout with a wide strip of navy paper.
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I tend to be a rather linear scrapper so to break the lines and give interest I love to add icon shapes like this flower piece from the Ephemera Pack. I intentionally placed it so that it touched both photos as well as the border pieces in order to soften up that side of my layout. And to give it even more dimension and interest, I layered on some buttons from the Button Set.
For the other side of my layout, I did a couple of things to add interest and a bit of visual weight to balance out the larger photos from the left side. First I used one of the 4x6 pieces from the Brag Pad. These are really great, versatile pieces that work so well to layer other photos and embellishments on top of. This lighter blue connects the clock paper I used on the left side as well as the navy words at the bottom. To finish out the title, I used the rustic wood piece underneath the 4x6 piece to fill in the hole. I thought they worked really well together.
Finally, I added the multi colored arrow pieces from the Ephemera Pack to tie the colors of the layout together as well as pull the eye towards the photos and the main part of my page. The yellow button just gives a little bit of whimsy.
I finished it off with a journaling strip centered at the bottom. A pretty simple design but using papers and embellishment with purpose can make all the difference!