It's Thoughtful Thursday at thinking*through*design! Today's thought is all about using a popular design trend---chevrons!
Here is what I thought as I created this layout:
When the chevron motif first came out, I can't say that I was all too excited about it. But like many trends, I have gradually warmed up to it. For my layout, I really wanted to use the chevron in a way that conveyed movement or direction. To do this, I turned the chevron on its side to capitalize on the imbedded arrows in the design. The photo is of myself and my running partner and how we are a determined pair...not willing to let a little Oregon sunshine stand in the way of getting out for a run. I further highlighted one row of chevrons pointing toward my photo (and right under the title) with a clear glaze pen. The effect is subtle but reinforces the meaning I was trying to convey. Movement and direction...running toward better health!
I hope you will hop on over to thinking*through*design and see what our Thoughtful Girls had to say about using chevrons and the beautiful layouts they created. Hopefully you will be so inspired that you will want to create a layout of your own. If you do, be sure to share it with us using Mr. Linky!