I'm a big fan of page elements that not only add aesthetic flair to the page, but also help reinforce your page theme. And pie charts are perfect for just that! They are a great way to add color and pattern to your design, and they can also be a way to incorporate journaling and information about your topic.
On this page, I used the JBS Mercantile pie chart stencil to cut out several patterned papers. (Many of these papers were exclusive to the October 2013 kit, but there are a few packs still available in the Mercantile Store!) I used each pie to humorously document a daily activity of our Weimaraner, Shinerbock.
S U P P L I E S :
I typed the labels on white cardstock and cut them into strips to label each segment in the chart. To highlight the edges of each pie piece, I added machine stitching with white thread. A note about machine stitching: When I use my sewing machine on paper, I set the stitch length to the longest possible (a #4 on my Pfaff model) and I keep the tension slightly loose (between 3-4). I also dedicate a needle to paper sewing because it gets dull fairly quickly and won't work well on fabric projects.
For the title, I mixed BasicGrey Persimmon alphas with a die cut word and tucked a BG label behind it all to add a small subtitle. When a page design is super simple like this one, you can add a variety of elements to your title to keep it interesting and make it a focal point.
I added a bit of additional journaling under the photos with the Uniball Signo white pen (love its opacity on dark backgrounds!) and then I framed the whole page with a striped border and a bit more stitching.
If you've used a graphic design element on a page, I'd love to see it, so please share! And have a great weekend, friends!