The beautiful banisher of darkness.
Hello there! Welcome to Recollection(of a petal), Crystal's layout archive. This site serves to showcase screenshots of all layouts used on my sites, whether they be for currently online sites, past layouts, or closed sites. If I ever used a layout on a site chances are you'll find a screenshot of it around here, but then again maybe not because I tend to be forgetful and sometimes things get deleted because things happen. In a nutshell I had a poor archiving system for keeping old screenshots which meant if I deleted a site the screenshots would go with it. You know how it goes. Regardless, there is no shortage of screenshots to be found here as you will soon find out. If you happen to have any comments or questions regarding anything around the site feel free to contact me. Other than that I hope you enjoy your stay!
Opened on October 3, 2014, Recollection(of a petal) was created so that I might make a better attempt at saving screenshots of my old layouts. In the past they were either hiding away in some mostly forgotten folder, or didn't exist because I would forget to take a screenshot of the layout (this was quite common with sites that only ever had one layout before being closed, eep!). I love looking at some of my old layouts and seeing just how far I've come since I started (or, well, as close to started as possible as I have almost nothing saved of my work from my early days––which is probably a good thing because I started out with Paint to make my graphics). It's interesting to see how much things have changed since then and I thought it would be fun to share that journey with others through this site.
Currently we are on version 2 of the site which features L'Arachel from the video game Fire Emblem: The Sacred Stones, which uses her Fire Emblem Heroes artwork. One night I was bored running Eureka in Final Fantasy XIV and I decided I wanted to make a layout. I found myself inspired to use this image, but I didn't decide until the next day that I was gonna use it in a revamp for my layout archive. I'm sure glad I did though because I am so super happy with this layout and I am excited to be using it. Also because I love L'Arachel. The layout was made by me using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 and coded by hand using Notepad. The image used was found at Fire Emblem Wiki and patters used were either made by me or found at Subtle Patterns. Fonts used are Mademoiselle Camille L and Century Gothic. Previous layouts used may be found over here.