I might have found a way to address that concern on a recent Webster's Pages layout. I like the design of this one. I tried to use perpendicular and parallel lines to mimic the streets of a map, since the topic has to do with cars. That element came easily. The banner was a way to add a curve to all the straight lines. Easy again since I just hand cut it from a sheet of one of the Game On papers.
Then what? How do I make this stand out more? I thought I wanted my journaling in the space between the crossing lines and those word tickets. Then I thought of the title...a count down of sorts.
3, 2, 1...go. I tried out some smaller numerals, but they didn't feel right. At the same time, the large chipboard ones were too heavy. So I traced...used a large 3 and 1, and a smaller 2. Here is the layout:
I love how the traced numerals take up that space, make that impact, but don't overwhelm. I was able to add a colorful title to balance out all green. The journaling is meant to connect everything and help the eye move.
I used the Game On collection from Webster's Pages. There is trim and that cool Perfect Accents. This collection is pure fun and can be used for some many topics/themes!
It is big, but definitely not too heavy!
Speaking of fab scrappy goodies, my April Scrapbook Nook kit is on the way...it features Crate Storyteller! And, each month, the Nook is featuring a grab bag of awesome goodies that coordinate with the kit...April's will be wonderful!
Hope you have fun designing your page today!