I created this LO as part of Type class. The prompt was to tell a longer story and just get the story written down, without thinking about photos or layouts.
It was an opportunity to get a story recorded about my experience with the theater and Broadway.
I ended up using a recent photo of the closed-curtain stage from when I went to see Finding Neverland in NYC. I wanted a simple photo, as to put the emphasis on the words. I used a 8.5×11 template from Ali Edward’s to layout the photo and words below it. I ended up with a 8-point size font because of the length of it.
I sent it to get printed with Persnickety Prints, knowing it was going to be a hybrid layout. I thought I would use a title of Magic in the Air as a reference to the song On Broadway by the Drifters.
When I went to add some elements to the page, I decided on using the acrylic Heidi Swapp letters and I liked how it took up the entire width of the photo, so I left the title at Magic.
I like using the visual triangle for elements and added the acrylic star stickers from Freckled Fawn. I still wanted a little more, so I played with washi tape a bit. I thought about lining the edges or the bottom, but it wasn’t coming together that way.
I realized I had a few phrases that were spaced by themselves for emphasis in the story, but since the font was small I decided I could emphasize them more by adding an underline. So I cut thinner strips of glitter washi tape (from Freckled Fawn) to add to the body text.
Simple and meaningful to me.