This fall layout was inspired by a lesson in Shimelle's Scrapbook Remix class. In this particular lesson, she talks about using four quadrants of patterned paper as a background as well as how to use vertical or horizontal lines to balance a design. This is what I came up with....
I was not too terribly eager to block an entire background with 4 squares of patterned paper, so I made it my own by using 4 smaller squares and layering my photos and embellishments over them. I placed 3 strips of patterned paper and my title vertically, opposite the horizontal photo. Then, to balance the heaviness of that cluster of elements, I layered a tag, washi, and embellies on the opposite side.
I had a lot of fun putting this layout together. I had been feeling like my work had become so routine and I took Shimelle's class in an effort to shake that feeling. And it worked.