Monday, 21 March 2016

Challenge #205 week of 21st March 2016

It's Easter week and at least over here in Europe, that means a full four day weekend which is a lovely treat. I'll be back in the UK celebrating time with my family which I'm so looking forward to but in the meantime, let's get creative with today's prompt.

Easter is a time full of symbolism, especially if you follow the Easter story. It also marks the start of spring and many of the decorations we use bring together these two elements. Then there's often egg hunts for the children out in the garden if the weather is as good as everyone hopes!

So, to bring this all together this week I'd like you to be inspired by hidden symbolism.

This is a technique I use very often relating to colours. I often use flag colours although you might not notice it immediately, but also colours that represent something on the layout which I did in the following three LOAD216 layouts.

This first one features colours of the UK flag - red white and blue.

This layout uses the muted neutrals, creams, black and gold which reminded me of the Karl Lagerfeld designs I saw in the exhibition I talk about on the layout as well as the Chanel label itself.

And another one using stylised versions of the colours of the German flag - red, black and "gold".

Or it could be something that only you can see - something hidden or something with meaning that you see and understand but the regular viewer might not notice. You could interpret the prompt as including something hidden - photos or journalling - or the more obvious symbols relating to the subject of your layout. And no doubt you have different ideas that I haven't even thought about which is always something I particularly love".

We'd love you to be inspired by this prompt and hope you will share your creations - there are now two ways to do this! You can either upload your layout into the Whimsical Musings Flickr gallery with the tag WM#205 or you can post it in our Whimsical Musings Facebook group. We've decided that we'll save albums for special occasions so just load up your photo to the group with the tag WM#205 in the write up text so that we can find it.

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