Sometimes when I am scrapbooking, I know something isn’t quite right, but I just can’t put a finger on it. That’s what happened as I was scrapbooking this Coco layout from the Mexico pavilion at Epcot. (Which is AMAZING btw!) I knew the colors were right, especially with the purple and orange pieces. It wasn’t that the paper strips were wonky. I did that on purpose. Now that I am looking at it on the screen, I think I get it.
Embellishment clusters should come in threes. In this case, I only did two. I think the lack of a third is what is driving me batty. So, I am going to do something unusual for me. I’m going to pull that layout back out and work on it again. (I know… I know… this is NOT me. I don’t EVER go back.) In this case, I think it is a quick fix where I won’t have to tear anything apart. I will pull a few more purple, pink, and orange flowers to go in the upper left corner of the photo. That will create the visual triangle that I am missing! Why couldn’t I see it when I was creating? Who knows?
I honestly don’t use a lot of this type of flower. It doesn’t generally work with my style. In this case, it just made sense. When I looked at the “Remember Me” sign, I knew this layout HAD to have flowers. It’s also not a color combo that I would generally use, but the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) altar in the photo is clearly purple and orange with some pink undertones. The page needed to reflect the content of the photo. I know I haven’t exactly captured the beauty in the photo, but I wanted to represent the feel.
Disney tip: We found Epcot a little difficult to plan for during our trip. The FastPasses in Epcot are tiered, meaning you can only reserve one popular ride before you head into the park that day. For us, that meant making FastPasses for more than one day. The issue was that there wasn’t enough left that we wanted to FastPass in the rest of the park. With the World Showcase not opening until 11:00 in the morning, rope dropping was a bit frustrating. I think in the future, I would choose to start in Magic Kingdom and then hop over to Epcot with FastPasses in the afternoon for one day of the trip. I would then rope drop Epcot another day, and save my FastPasses for another park in the afternoon. That way we could get all of the big attractions done without eating 6 FastPasses to do so.