Looking back through my albums, I often take note of the design techniques that appear frequently on my pages. One such technique is what I've christened the "clothesline design" - where the page elements all appear to be hanging from a horizontal line that spans the page. It's a great way to incorporate lots of fun embellishments and create a lively, whimsical feel!
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On this particular layout, I only had one photo to include, so it takes center stage at the middle of the clothesline. But you could easily include more photos and fewer embellishments - this design is pretty flexible, and that's one of the main reasons I use it over and over!
On some of the embellishments (like the tags), I actually strung them on the twine, but on the others, I just adhered them with foam adhesive slightly overlapping the twine, so they'd appear to be hanging.
Since I wanted the items on the clothesline to be a focal point, I chose a neutral cream cardstock for the bottom half of the page where. Because there was a lot of contrast between the top half with the bottom half of my layout, I used a die cut frame that includes my title (you can download the free file here!) to help connect the two.
Here are some more examples of my "clothesline design" technique in action!
See, there are lots of different ways to use "clotheslines" - and not one of them involves laundry! Holla!