These layouts are from week #8 - "Emphasis" in the Design Your Life online class. They have been half finished on my desk for many weeks so it's great to have them finished.
Assignment #1 - Demonstrate emphasis using a big picture. I changed this from the sketch a bit, in order to use the enlarged photo of the whole group that went to South America last winter. (BTW - visiting the Canadian Embassy was an awesome experience! You should try to do it sometime when you are in another country - before you have to do it in an emergency. )
Assignment #2 - Demonstrate emphasis using one photo for the whole page. Thanks to Bob for taking these pictures on his annual mountain hike last summer. The picture on the LH side is actually the view from the outhouse at the Conrad Kain Alpine Hut. The 'frame' is the window opening.
Real Life Challenge - use a chalky blue and brown together. I used paint to create a frame for the squares, making it look a bit like a window. You may recognize the pictures from the walk at the lake I took a few weeks ago. Cathy Zielske got the inspiration for this from bedding at Restoration Hardware.
It feels very good to get back in the scrapbooking groove! Thanks for looking :))