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Old 09-30-2007, 02:42 PM
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I am not too shy to start this baby out. I have a few layouts of my own that I would love to have critiqued, get suggestions on how to make them GORGEOUS, and really get advice and feedback.

To me, this forum should be a way to not only get praise, but also suggestions and helpful feedback on how to improve.

Here is a link to my layout:

It is a photo of a friend of mine's son. She told me her favorite color for him is blue, so I wanted to really make it a monochromatic blue page, but now I am thinking it sure looks like it could use some sas-ing I used the Maia's Garden Mega Kit, which is my own creation.

Now... anyone got any ideas on how I can improve this lackluster layout? I want to make it something frame-worthy to give to his mama as a gift.

Any suggestion will be appreciated even if I don't use it, so please, fire away!
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Old 10-13-2007, 10:44 PM
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I'm a little surprised that more people haven't jumped on this thread. I'm posting mostly because my last several LO's I've uploaded haven't gotten any comments, so I'm hoping it's not because they're just really bad and no one wants to tell me So anyways, here's my gallery http://www.stoneaccentsstudio.com/ga...500&ppuser=457

My most recent LOs are my CT layouts for JulieO. I really love her designs and want to showcase them as well as possible, so please let me know what I can do to improve to really draw attention to the LOs.

The birthday pages are part of a book I want to do as a keepsake for my kids of their first birthday party, so I want those pages to be nice for printing and telling a story.

So there's my goals, fire away!
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Old 10-14-2007, 11:36 AM
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Pillow, I thought I'd give you alittle CC on your layout since no one else has

It might benifit from alittle picture color altering. maybe making it black and white and then bringing his shirt color through..

maybe try moving his name over along the paper curve?

ok, well I'm not that much help, but I wanted to try. hope I helped alittle bit.

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Old 10-14-2007, 06:13 PM
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it's hard for me to to criticise, i'm not sure if i find the right words and don't want to hurt someone.
in this layout i miss some texture and the blue is too much for my taste (i love blue) the whole layout is a bit too dark, no impression of any happy atmosphere.
there are no highlights in there.
i hope i could help
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Old 10-14-2007, 08:33 PM
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This kind of thread IS difficult because the wonderful thing about digiscrappin is that it is all about what YOU like!!! A LO is after all your expression of how that photo makes you feel or how you want others to view it. I am scared to death to post a gallery link here!!!!! :eek: :eek:

The one thing that I would say about it, Elizabeth, is that the LO seems cut in half by the elements making your eye keep drifting to the right side looking for something to be there. I think others (who have left comments in the gallery) have been alluding to this also. Someone mentioned text on the paper strips. That would help balance it.

Just my 1 cent opinion :p
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Old 10-15-2007, 08:50 AM
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perhaps since the open empty blue space is so empty, maybe some texture on the paper to offset it from the other side more, and I agree a little darker, and the white journal adjectives would rock.
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