I am dedicated to posting the good, the bad, and the ugly on this blog. Let’s be real. We all have artistic misses. Some people will tear a page apart and redo it if they aren’t happy with it. I am not one of those people. Who has time for that? I have a backlog of around 200 pictures to scrap.
In this particular case, I failed to match my colors properly. I started with that lovely floral paper that I love. And from there, it all went wrong. You see, I had papers that were almost right, but not quite a perfect match. To be fair, you can often get away with that… if it is one element. But in this case, I let almost every element clash. The yellow/orange cardstock is just a shade too dark. The pink paper really should have had a peach undertone instead of purple. The embellishments are just all over the place. Ugh. (That peach typewriter next to the pink paper is seriously making me twitch.)
The composition of the page really isn’t terrible. The title block definitely needs some work. Even as I was putting it together, I was struggling. I think I should have made the pink along the top narrower by pulling up the photo block and floral paper. However, the rest is pretty solid. I really do like the banners at the bottom.
I think the moral of this scrapbook layout story is not to force a page if it is not working. This page was a fight from start to finish. I should have scrapped it and started over before gluing. I usually lay everything (or most everything) out before I glue elements down. So I certainly had the opportunity to stop this mess. Sigh. Time to put it into the book and try to better on the next one.