October Afternoon is delighted to once again showcase Michiyo Nobeno's (aka poki) beautiful design work. Poki, resides in Japan where she is a house wife, mother of two young children and an avid Scrapbook Designer.
As parents everywhere know, our children are amazing subjects for creative inspiration. Poki has taken the paper and embellishments from our 5 & Dime collection and has created a stunning design capturing a one of those all-too-brief childhood moments. Her design not only freeze-frames a candid moment, but also conveys an intimate story through the strategic use of layered embellishments and an A+ composition.
Poki's takes us on a visual journey through the use of strategic composition and layering. Starting from the top-left corner of the piece, she captures our eye with a simple floral rub-on. Then, a selection of layered embellishments draws our eye down to the mid section of the layout. This is the focal point of the composition, which showcases a photo of her child. Poki then guides our eyes back in a sweep up the right side of the design with strategically-placed bakers twine, buttons and other embellishments.
A close up on how Poki uses layering and embellishments to convey the moment and add depth to her design.
Another close up showing Poki's use of layered embellishments to give interest to the bottom right portion of the design. She holds back in this area, so as not to overwhelm the composition, allowing for the remainder of the design to be the primary focus.
"Domo Arigato" to Poki for letting us showcase her work!