The only con I found in the book is that some of the print is so light that those of us with aging eyes may need extra lighting. I really wish publishers would take note of this issue. It seems to be an ongoing issue with many publications.
Secret number 2 from Kimber's book is "Using the Rule of Thirds ensures a well-balanced layout." So I decided to work this page using the rule of thirds. I used three different papers from Echo Park's Playground Collection and the Splash Collection. The paper strips are 3.5 inches wide. I inked the strips and edges of the layout with Memento Tuxedo Black and matted everything with some black cardstock scraps to tie it together.
I also divided the page into threes by putting three pictures at the top, using the title as a third and then using a larger picture and smaller picture in the bottom third. The flowers are in threes and also placed in a triangle visual field to draw the eyes across the page.
I chose three colors to give focus to the page: Aqua, Red and Yellow.
The chipboard was from my stash and was different colors. I use sandpaper on the chipboard to remove the old pattern and to help the Making Memories Ocean Blue Paint stick. I did a primer layer of paint and let it dry. I then did another layer and covered it with Doodlebug Swimming Pool Glitter. I used a red button as the bottom of the exclamation point. I tried a yellow one to tie in with the other yellow buttons but it got lost in the paper pattern.
I used buttons across the page tied with aqua and white striped twine. I also used yellow buttons on the roller coaster wheels to give some added dimension. The Doodlebug Ladybug flowers are placed in a visual triangle.
Paper: Echo Park Playground Collection and Splash Collection, Black Cardstock Scraps for matting (Colored Strips are 3.5 inches wide)
Bakers Twine: Aqua and White striped
Buttons: Doodlebug Primary Assortment
Glitter: Doodlebug Swimming Pool Glitter
Flowers: Doodlebug Ladybug Flowers
Paint: Making Memories Ocean Blue
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
This layout is being entered in Wee Memories Challenge #59
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