I chose these photos for this prompt since they lacked much color themselves. This gave me a way to add color to my layout despite a fairly monotone subject. The colors I did draw from were…
- my daughters shirt
- memory of all the colorful seastars in photo #4 (even though the photo is pretty mild–and in this shot just covered by glare)
For embellishment on this simple page I pulled out these beachy bits that have been in my stash for a very long time. That bird was the perfect piece that I needed. All that empty space between title and photos felt wrong. But when I added the bird starting to swoop into that space it changed the whole layout for me. It created a place for the imagination to fill in the thought of the bird flying around in the sky. Happy dance for just the right embellishment!