This week was all about paring the layers down and keeping my spread really simple. I wanted the colours to shine and the story to be told. However, among all the brightness of yellow and hot pink colour pops, I have added the subtleties of black and white photos and plenty of white space.
To create balance on my spread, I first look at the combined space of the two pages. Then, when I am happy with colour and photo placement, I start to look at the finer details on the individual pages.
This week, the bright yellow from the background photo mats and journaling card have created a visual triangle. I have also included two lots of 4"x6" group shot photos. These photos, on opposite pages, help to create symmetry.
When I look at the individual pages, I place extra colour where it will help me create movement across the page. Layering hot pink on top of neutral backgrounds attracts the eye.
Repeating similar items, shapes or embellishments can also be used to create balance.