I'll get to that in a while.
Last week, I showed this to some friends and told them that I like it. And they both said that it's nice but it's totally not my style. I was shocked.
Me: What do you mean, not my style? This is so my style. I like clean layouts with minimal embellishments.
Them: Yes, but your layouts are always neat, carefully measured, with straight lines, uniform margins, etc. This one doesn't have straight lines, a bit rough on the edges, etc.
I immediately browsed my blog to show them that I do have "crooked" layouts. After several minutes, I still couldn't find one. So, I told them I was going to make a "crooked" layout over the May 1 long weekend.
The result is my NSD digital layout.
I showed it to them the following Monday to prove that I can make layouts with elements that don't line up perfectly. It was while showing it to them that I spotted my little "mistake".
Care to take a guess again? Here it is. On top is the original layout. Below it is the "corrected" one. Spot the difference.
So, based on the responses, I will reluctantly admit that I am OC when it comes to scrapping! Gasp! Not just paper scrapping, mind you. Even in digi-scrapping. Double gasp!
Ok, most of the time I just eyeball the measurements. But if things look crooked, I get my ruler and measure. The thing is, I never realized it until my friends pointed it out!
In digital, I'm OC about shadows. Ok, there's your clue. You see, I want my digital layouts to look like paper layouts. And one way of accomplishing that is through shadows. Elements that look bulky in a paper layout should cast the biggest shadows. I'm OC in that way. I play around with shadow settings to make a "realistic" page. So, my mistake in the layout above is that I missed adding shadow to ONE element. That's because I added that last and forgot about the shadow. Can you spot which one it is now?
Ok, it's the brown ribbon. Since it is pleated, it should look bulky, like in a paper layout. Hence, it should cast a shadow so that it wouldn't look flat.
I had a good laugh reading through the comments! Thanks for playing along girls!
And the winner is...
Karen - 2
Candy - 3
Bjay - 4
Jeanie - 5
April - 6
Trina - 7