Happy Friday! I'm excited to share this weeks flare, I hope it inspires you.
Torn straight out of the spring issue of YOUR HOME & GARDEN mag, for my inspiration board. It's the handwriting that grabbed my heart. Most of you know I have an obsession for scripts and handwriting in design. A lot of my art papers have them, as well as my paintings. I've always thought scripts and handwriting add extra visual interest to a page design or project. It also adds a personal touch and warmth. This kind of element mostly works well with natural themed designs. So everything from your photo to your embellishments need to reflect that. Go for fonts, photos, embellishments, etc that have a lot of curves to compliment the scripts. If you do the opposite (use too many elements with sharp corners), your elements will end up arguing with each other. What I mean to say is... that the contrast of the curvey lines and the sharp bold lines will result in a visual riot... a page with no harmony for your eyes. And it takes a lot of mediation (playing, positioning, etc) to get the two singing with each other. Hey, I'm not saying it can't be done, I'm just saying... its hard for ME to do! hahaa! And hard... usually means spending more time on my designs, which is something I'm running out of as my kids are getting older and the business gets more... busier!. So any shortcuts I can take in completing a project, I'll happily take!
My design and your freebie!
Have an awesome weekend!