Username Post: Help needed with layout        (Topic#1550875)
PaperPauper
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Hello all,

I'm making a layout to be framed for my niece and I am so stuck on it. It really need to get finished this weekend too! I'm hoping you guys can give me some advice on it.

I've uploaded two versions of it (none of the embellishments are attached, so everything can be changed!). It just doesn't feel quite right to me, although looking at it today it doesn't look so bad. Are the black flowers too depressing? Should the decorative cutout behind the photo be taken out? Help!

Layout 1

Layout 2


TIA for looking!


 
raindancer
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I like the second version better.


 
anda11
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I think they are both wonderful. I do not think the flowers look bad. If I had to choose, I like 1 better cause it had the extra black swirl.


 
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Both are very pretty!

If it were mine I would go with #2 for the flowers...and add the extra swirly thing thats in #1.


 
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  • DittoBabyGirl Said:
Both are very pretty!

If it were mine I would go with #2 for the flowers...and add the extra swirly thing thats in #1.




Ditto to Ditto


 
PaperPauper
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Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it! I agree that it needs two swirlies.

I'll be away from my computer for a while today, but would love to hear other's tips for this layout too.


 
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I would go with number two and change the big black floers to an accent colour. Pink or blue or whatever colour you have... maybe even light brown.

Gorgeous lo!


 
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I like the flowers in #2 better also. Personally I feel like it's missing a journal spot or a title or something. But, if it's for someone else, maybe you are choosing not to include words, and just frame the photo. So, that's just my opinion. So, maybe including the second swirl would be good. I would put it down under the photo more, rather then way off to the side. JMO.
It really is lovely, no matter what you choose to do.


 
Just G
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  • pugs223 Said:
  • DittoBabyGirl Said:
Both are very pretty!

If it were mine I would go with #2 for the flowers...and add the extra swirly thing thats in #1.




Ditto to Ditto


I triple that idea


 
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I know I'm repeating what was said but my first thought was that I liked the flowers better in #2 but also liked the extra swirly thing in #1.

Beautiful LO and picture! Your niece will love it!


 
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and... the photo angle in 2 is slightly nicer


 
lisymarie
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  • pugs223 Said:
  • DittoBabyGirl Said:
Both are very pretty!

If it were mine I would go with #2 for the flowers...and add the extra swirly thing thats in #1.




Ditto to Ditto



I agree.


 
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I agree with everyone about the flowers and swirls.

Also, the layering of the lace/fringe in the first picture looks better to me. It may have just moved slightly, but I like it better layered instead of stacked if that makes sense.


 
PaperPauper
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Thanks everyone, I'm finally home and off to finish the layout now!


 
Cica
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  • Cica on 01-14-11 08:36 PM
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I would go with no 2 as it is, maybe just write a date or something short where the 2nd swirl was - along the top of the ribbon beginning right up against the photo.
And the black flowers are perfect, but if you wanted, you could maybe spray the petals with silver mist.

I think 2 swirls is too heavy for such a delicate photo.

Its beautiful.


Edited by Cica on 01-14-11 08:39 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.


 
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now I like the flowers in number 1 better,,,,,,they seem to frame the pic more,,,,,

but I do like the extra black swirly!

they are both gorgeous, though! You can't go wrong either way!


 
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I vote number 2... changing out the black flowers with colored ones to add a pop of color. Either add the black swilry thing of a little text box or something with a quote or something in needs to be added to that bare spot in my opion. Both are beautiful though


 
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