The hardest thing about doing the lovely ~Elizabeths Altered Book Course~ is wating for the next lesson hahaha!!! Thats probably because I have collected all the pics & ephemera for my Mums book now. For this lesson we looked at design principles. I have to say that I found it quite hard to think about the different elements involved as I tend to go by eye in my crafting (& not think too much) so don't know if I have got this right. Here is the page in my book...sorry its a bit squiffy!
I love this photograph of my Mum with her favourite sister Mary. Aunty Mary was a girly girl, don't you just love her dress? I love the way they are holding hands :-D
The elements we were asked to consider I have tried to get all on one page to save pages in my book.
Harmony...I went for 1950's type of theme this time using colour, roses,the photo and the old chiffon trimming sewed down the edges.
Unity... this is reflected in the rows of roses cut from paper napkins
Balance...I tried to balance the photo with a grey-stamped rose opposite. There is also symmetry with the borders.
Emphasis...definitely on the photo of my Mum with her younger sister.
Proportion...think I failed this one, comparing the roses to the photo hahaha!
If you are wondering why there are sort-of-blank areas in my pages...I intend to write in it at a later date.
Thank you so much for popping by today, HUGS xxx