OBSERVATIONS: For those of us who've been doing Project Life for any length of time, something will invariably happen in certain weeks and that something is: you like one side of the spread better than the other. Am I the only one this happens to?
This week is a prime example. I like the right side better than the left side. And I have reasons. Oh yes, I surely do. Let's take a look:
I'll admit, there is nothing overtly wrong with the left page, but it's a color harmony thing. I love the shot of the flowers from my mother-in-law's garden, but that, and the awesome shot of Cole and his new bear head hat are clashing. And yes, it bugs me. I realize that I could have make them black and white (okay, maybe not the flower photo), and that could have helped, but sometimes the color is part of what makes the shot. Still, I just didn't love it.
But this page? This page I love. Part of it is color harmony and repetition. Part of it is the mix of photos. Detail shots, wide shots, people shots. (And no, I don't have permission to run the hilariously over the top retouched photo of my neighbor, Tim. I hope he forgives me but it made me laugh so hard while I was editing it.)
(The Happy Place card is part of a new 3 x 4 icon based stamp & brush set series coming this weekend to Designer Digitals.)
I love the randomness of Project Life, but I also love design unity and themes. Some weeks I feel I have it, and others, not so much. Just an observation.
I'm sorry. I cannot not laugh at this shot. I erased every line on that man's face and gave this to him as bonus shot. Side note: I used RadLab's ProRetouch, which I would imagine, in the right hands, is freaking amazing. It can be used to make some really lovely subtle enhancements. Do not let my example be your guide. For the love of Photoshop.
This photo also makes me happy. Simple digital elements combined with a white line and some text. And the hole in Cole's sock. Love that.
And that is all I wrote for Week Twenty Four.
Okay Project Lifers, do you ever prefer one side to the other? If so, you can admit it to me.