I don’t photograph well. Okay, maybe I just don’t like pictures of me at all. I know I can’t be the only one! That being said, I LOVE this series of photos from Pandora in Animal Kingdom. That photographer needs a serious raise. It’s not that I look super glamorous or beautiful… It’s that he captured the playfulness and joy. After seeing these photos, I wish I had gotten his name. I would definitely have sent a cast compliment to Disney.
Though I am not completely in love with the color scheme or papers of this layout, I am still fairly happy with it. I was inspired by the “You And Me” journaling card. I felt like the sentiment was just right for these photos. Based on that, I decided on black, white, red, and kraft. The polka dot papers are a tad bit too much together. It would have been better if I went with a solid red, or a red paper with a subtle tone on tone pattern. Why did I make this mistake? I am determined to use the papers from the Disney collections I purchased. In this case, it would have been better to have mixed the Disney paper with something else from my stash. When will I ever learn that I can’t force things to work?
There wasn’t a lot of room for embellishment on this particular layout. Fitting three 4×6 photos along with a title card was no easy task. This is why most of my layouts feature only one or two photos. In this case, I found some flowers that I had cut out from my Silhouette. Originally those flowers were white and blue. I simply used some red and black ink in order to make them fit my needs. I also added in some cute little wood veneer hearts. Lastly, I added in some stickers and gems.
This layout is almost perfect. It does have a few flaws. I now see that I need to add in another flower near the “Love this” sticker. Without that flower, it looks unbalanced. There is a rule of threes for a reason! There are also too many polka dots even for me. Despite it’s flaws, I love it. This is one of those pages I will really cherish.
Disney tip: If you get phenomenal service from a cast member at DisneyWorld, you can send them a compliment via Twitter. You can Tweet to @WDWToday, identify the incredible cast member, and use the hashtag #CastCompliment. We did this after a cast member went above and beyond to solve a photopass issue. I was thrilled that @WDWToday responded, so I knew they had received my message.