This week’s throwback layout is a simple one. One photo, one solid background paper, one patterned paper, minimal layering and embellishments, and a simple block font title. I took inspiration from the building in the photo – very minimal, and very rectilinear.
I kept to a neutral colourway, and used a patterned paper that is reminiscent of a herringbone men’s suiting fabric. Both of those choices give this page a slightly more masculine look, which works well with both the architecture and the two business men in the foreground. I added a few layers to anchor the photo and add a touch of black to the upper part of the page. I added ink splatters with Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine mist in gold. I like how the the shimmer of the mist relates to the shine of the glass on the building. And after all, a little bit of bling never hurts a layout.
This week’s throwback layout includes a photo from my first flight overseas. I absolutely love flying, and I’m probably one of the few people who hope for long flights. There’s nothing I don’t like about flying. Humans have only been able to fly since 1903. It’s amazing how it has opened up the world for all of us – the places we can go, the experience of seeing the world from so high up.
I left a lot of open space in this layout. It just felt right to avoid adding too much around a photo that shows nothing but our plane in the atmosphere. I kept all the embellishments on a horizontal axis – letting the photo be the strong vertical element, and kept the majority of the embellishments to simple designs and soft colours. I used my Silhouette to cut the line of hearts out of Martha Stewart cardstock, and to cut clouds out of vellum. The tabs were punched with We R Memory Keepers Tab punch (large tab), and a Quickutz die (small tab). I think my favourite trick on this layout are the blue clouds. I fussy cut those from some plastic packaging – the beauty of recycling!