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Phew! I can’t believe it has been so long since I’ve updated here. Life has been CRAZY. There is a lot to update on – Easter, Grandma’s 90th birthday, road tripping through National Parks, etc. but I came here ┬áto re-start my series from the Guided Study Critique Workshop at Get It Scrapped that picked up again 4 weeks ago. This Thursday is the last session so I have lots to share. It’s been tough staying caught up while traveling. Thank goodness I’m a digi scrapper and can scrapbook on the road!

I haven’t finished the updates to Week 1’s assignment so here’s week 2: Contrast:

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These were photos that I literally took the day I submitted this assignment. I was behind on creating because my family and I were taking a road trip down to Arizona via Moab/Arches, Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon and as I uploaded the pictures I couldn’t help but want to use them. I chose contrast in size (large vs small photos) and color (green and red are opposite on the color wheel). Here’s my second attempt:

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The two biggest things that came out of the critique were to:

1) change the size of the smaller photos so they were just a bit smaller. This was actually something I thought immediately after I uploaded it. In the before version it was just a little too top heavy.

2) Increase the contrast of the “You are here” element and the arrow. I tried a lot of different colors – the light and dark blue of the tag and green before settling on white for the lettering. Someone suggested the arrow in the wood veneer – same as the little car element – and that worked pretty well.

I finished this just in time for it to be included in my latest order of prints (since I was in the US and had completed 50 layouts since the last time I printed). I have to say that in person it looks pretty amazing.

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