Simple Can Be Hard

Okay, I hit a little bump in the road with my challenge. On Thursday, I made the mistake of not getting my layout done before I started watching the Republican National Convention. I thought Donald Trump would be done early enough for me to get a page done. Big mistake. He seems to really enjoy talking. (I’ll be watching the Democrats next week, so I will definitely remember this before Hillary Clinton speaks on Thursday.) Needless to say, after Donald Trump talked for an hour and fourteen minutes, I didn’t get a page done. Then on Friday, I wanted to do two pages to make up for the missing page. The result, another day with no page. So today, I made sure I got at least one page done. (I did a second, but I can’t share it yet.)

With the page I am sharing today, I was reminded that simple can be hard. I started my page wanting to fill the page. (That is my norm.) I just wasn’t happy with the results I was getting. So I tried to go with a more stripped back approach. I still had too much stuff on the page. Finally, I went with a background paper, the photo mask, one artsy bit, one brush and a MagicLight. For me, this was keeping it simple. I did repeat the brush multiple times to create the scratched look. I also duplicated the flower that was part of the artsy bit so I could put it on top of the title. I did use a second paper that I clipped to the large font.

Hiding Will Not Work

Created using Tropical Fusion Gradients and Tropical Fusion Artsy Papers from Joyful Heart Designs and Tropical Fusion Photo Masks, Tropical Fusion MagicLights, Tropical Fusion Brush Mix and Tropical Fusion Artsy Bits & Pieces from NBK Design. Fonts are Stamp Act Jumbled and Baskerville

To be honest, I still feel like it is unfinished even though adding more is just too much. Sometimes, you just have to say, this is done. This meets my goal. That is what I did today.

Thanks for stopping by to see another one of my digital scrapbooking pages. I plan to be back tomorrow with a new, more artsy page. Until then, don’t forget to document your memories.

Author: Cindy Siebert

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