Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Behind the Page: Abstract or Literal

Ahh...Easter is almost upon us. A special time to celebrate all our blessings with family.  I usually host a lovely brunch with my sisters and mom/dad.  So much to get ready for...

In celebration of the holiday, I was asked to create an Easter themed layout for Webster's.  I went with a story that doesn't cry out bunnies and chicks. I still wanted an Easter theme...but wanted to emphasis family.  Since it is not about fun Easter festivities like egg hunts, I couldn't go too literal. 

That leaves abstract.  Okay, eggs equal ovals.  I wanted to add some layers to the bottom of my strips of paper.  Uneven layers.  So I decided to put different patterned paper ovals there.  I even turned a couple of them into "eggs".  I like how they add curve and motion.  I used the Everyday Poetry line to make this layout...not Easter-themed at all, yet it works!



The Silhouette and Doilie help add to the ovals!


Hopefully, they give the feel of eggs without being too themey...


and the story behind the photo...


I guess literal is good and abstract isn't so bad either.  It is all how you look at it!


11 comments:

  1. I love the subtle oval eggs!!! it isn't too themey, BUT you still get the idea! LOVE IT!

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  2. Wonderful layout! Great design! Love it♥

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE this layout Stacey. You are a genius!

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  4. Very fun - I love how you do your fussy cutting, you always think outside the box! :D

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  5. the eggs are almost falling down :-)
    great lo !!!

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  6. LOVE your subtle colors and those eggs! hope you're well Stacey

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  7. This is such a fun page, Stacey!

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  8. love your layout! happy easter

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