For ages, I have been wanting to make pages that truly reflect my style. (Sparing you my arguments of "style can't be defined in words," I'll just move on to what I saw on Pinterest.) After examining my pins on my Scraphappy board, I noticed a pattern: often my favorite scrapbook pins include rainbows or patterns that mimic rainbows. The pages appear simple but are full of layers and texture.
So I tried it with a family portrait at Thanksgiving. My favorite thing about this page is the texture, which can be seen in the detail shot below. I finally made a rainbow! This page has layers of loveliness. Using inspiration from the photo, I balanced the tans and oranges with turquoise and blue. To add weight to the layout, I used a horizontal stripe across the lower portion of the layout and added a deep turquoise to both sides: a flower with textured petals on the left and a saying + washi tape on the right. I'm very happy with how this turned out.
(I'll add the papers and embellishments later.)