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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Help Needed

Do you ever do a layout that is ho-hum? Well that is how I feel about this one. I started just having a bit of a play and this is what it turned out like....but I am not happy with it. So this is where you all come in. Leave me some suggestions on how I can fix this layout to make it pop and I will randomly draw a winner from the comments and send you a very cool RAK.
 
Come on - I need your help with this one. Once I have taken on all your comments I will have a play with the layout and upload how it has turned out.

10 comments:

Shimano (aka Christine) said...

Paint splatters/drips?

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I think it is cute with the layers and photo. So the design works. But what about putting it on white cardstock. I think that would make it pop a little more!
And love the splatter/drip idea with paint or mist.

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

I think it's adorable and off to a great start. I'm thinking a button at the left end of the striped banner (or another smiley face embellishment to create a visual triangle) and then 3 buttons on the right edge of the blue/yellow paper. :)

Madeline said...

I was thinking that maybe you just need something in the upper right hand corner to break up that pattern a bit. Maybe tie a ribbon around the top part of the blue/yellow bunny paper. Or hang a white banner for journaling.

Madeline said...

Forgot to say how much I love your design. Great photo too!

Melissa said...

Love this sweet layout, the muted colors are so pretty. One of my favorite tricks for "sprucing up" a layout is to use a pencil eraser dipped in ink to make random dots on the background. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

Miss Kathy said...

Cute layout. I'd add a short banner to the top right corner using either the butterfly pp or the stripe and a third smiley face.

Margie H said...

SO cute!

Some ideas: a grassy bottom to go with the flowers...top corner, a label cut in half and an embellishment cluster...little banner/flags...

I like the ink misting on the background idea too.

Good luck with it!

Ashley Horton said...

Sorry for the double post...I meant to leave the comment on this post!! :) Hi Tracey! My name is Ashley and I am one of the DT members at Love My Tapes. Your "Washing Day" layout was posted to our Crafty Inspiration Pinterest board and I used it as inspiration for one of the upcoming posts at LMT. I wanted to see if it would be okay, to post the image of your layout and a link back to your Blog in my post. Could you please contact me at ashleyhorton010675@yahoo.com. The post is scheduled for November 7 and I would love to hear from you!! :)

Tracey said...

Thanks for you comments. I am going to have a play with the layout this weekend, so I will show you all what the finishing touches will be.

I have done a random draw and the lucky lady to get my RAK is.....drum roll please....
Madeline.

Madeline if you could e-mail me at sharnook@westnet.com.au and send me your address I will pop the RAK in the post.

Thanks everyone.