8.5 x 11 spread | materials license plate (Junkitz) + buttons (Doodlebug) + tag + font (Myriad)
A Note From Carolyn
I always start my layouts with photos and end up pulling colors for the layout from the colors that dominate the photos. Also, using a neutral background allows me to add some nice splashes of color. This way, the color compliments the photos and allows them to shine. If there are too many clashing colors in the photos, converting them to black and white gives more options for adding colors that convey feelings or messages to the reader. The photos in this layout were taken on July 4th and happen to have a lot of red, white and blue - perfect for making a simple patriotic layout!