This double page layout is actually one of my favorites and not just because it features my adorable hubby… Don’t be afraid to get close to your subjects for a close up of the “action” as I did with with the grapefruit in the juicer.
GRAPEFRUIT – April 2010 – South Padre Island, Texas
JOURNALING: South Padre Island, Texas. We discovered the farmer’s market on Saturday mornings. Our favorite purchase was a huge bag of grapefruit for only $5. We would squeeze them for the most delicious juice.
SUPPLIES USED: Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cartridge, Tags Bags Boxes & More Cricut cartridge, Travel papers by Me & My Big Ideas
TECHNIQUE TIP: I love patterned paper (who doesn’t), but I do sometimes struggle with mixing and matching the more bold and vibrant colors. In this layout, I knew that I needed to add some color as my photos were pretty bland and what better color than orange since my subjects are grapefruits. I used a great bold pattern from My Mind Eye and then gave it additional color with a bright orange strip of paper. The bold colors work as the underlying patterned paper ties it all together. A punched border gives some relief from all the straight lines of the layout to create some movement and softness.
Here are the close ups of both pages: