Hello! Ashli Oliver here with the next installment in our No More Floating Flair mini-series. If you missed the previous posts, you can find them here:
All caught up? Great! Let's get started! Last time, we took all the things we learned previously and put them into action while adding some whimsy to our page. This lesson will be much the same!
Keep all those principles of design in mind and let's get started with a fun way to incorporate Flair into your layouts!
I have a set of before and after photos of a recent paint job we did here at our house, as well as some Flair from the Home Sweet Home set:
I think the before and after composition lends itself nicely to a banner full of scraps...
Here, I have cut up some of the paint chips we collected along the way, added some paper scraps and punched pieces, along with some twine. Now for the Flair!
I was originally planning on placing the blue house badge in the center as it has more visual weight. However, the blue chest of drawers in the photos is pulling that color in and creating a vertically visual line that I am not too keen on...
Ah yes - that is better. With the blue house Flair piece over to the right, that aqua color creates a subtle visual triangle.
And with that - I simply add some stickers and die cuts, along with my journaling and call it done!
Now, you might be wondering... "What if I don't want to use 3 Flair badges on one layout? Can I still use this idea with just one badge?"
Of course you can! I would recommend placing one badge off center on your banner, closest to the title. That way, you will have a visual cluster of items and that Flair will not apear to be floating in a sea of randomness!
Hooray for the mighty banner! See how with such a simple design feature, we were able to incorporate our Flair, add some whimsy, and pull the two photos together? Easy peasy!
I hope this has inspired you to try a little banner full of Flair on your next layout.
We would love to see what you make. Just use the hashtag #NoMoreFloatingFlair when sharing on social media. And, as always, if you have any questions feel free to leave us a note in the comments.
I look forward to seeing you in a couple weeks when we will look at Using Flair as A Journaling Prompt...