Designer’s Choice – Whitespace

By Neela Nalam

March 18, 2017

Hi everyone, this is Neela here. It is not often that I use white space on my layouts. I end up filling every bit of it. If there is any whitespace in the design, I don’t fill satisfied until I fill it up with some sort embellishments. But for this layout I decided to hold back and leave the white space. My photo is in bottom right of the page and the rest of the layout is pretty much empty.  I added few little embellishments in the top left corner of the layout. Here is the layout:

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I love the statement these papers with bold patterns and colors from the kit this month make. They do completely remind me of Hawaii. The photo that I used for this layout is from our vacation in Maui last summer. It is a photo of my son and me and was taken at a Luau. I used an Amy Tan On a Whim cardstock as a border for the background. I love the bright pattern peeking through. I also did some layering with a bunch of bright and colorful patterned card stock behind the photo. I added a layer of vellum so that it softens the look a little bit. I then added some puffy stickers from Paige Evans Oh my heart collection which is available in one of the March Add Ons.

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I also did a little bit of stamping above the photo with the stamp in the Main kit and wrote  my journaling.

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But majority of the layout is whitespace and somehow that is quite appealing and goes well with the bold colors. What do you think?

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