Hi everyone, today I'm sharing a peek into my design process for one of my layouts featuring the beautful February Creative Kit from My Creative Scrapbook kit club.
planning my design, I about fell over when I noticed how wonderfully
the large flowers on the Echo Park Love Story "Romance" paper matched the ones on my
daughter's hair accessory and tunic. So I knew I wanted those flowers to
stand out on the layout.
used my precision scissors to cut out one of the flowers, and when I
saw how pretty it was going to look on my layout, I decided I needed
more of them.
I cut out 2 more flowers for a total of 3 (I like to use embellishments
in odd numbers... 1, 3, or 5... as odd numbers of items tend to be more
visually pleasing than even numbers of items (ever notice how
restaurants usually serve appetizers in sets of 3 or 5? Ahh now I'm
don't usually fussy cut but I guess the addiction doesn't take long to
set in. The doily-type shapes on Echo Park's "Roses" paper were screaming at me
to be cut out.
As with the flowers, I cut out 3 of the doily shapes.
gorgeous white gem Prima flower was the perfect thing for me to build
my embellishment cluster around. I love how it stands out so elegantly
among all of the pink things.
the way, do you notice I have 3 sets of embellishments on my layout-
the big cluster on the bottom right, a small cluster on the top left,
and a banner on the top right? There's my odd number of clusters.
do you notice the number of embellishments that are contained within
each cluster? The big one has 7, the small one has 3, and the banner is 1
(with 5 parts)- again, all odd numbers.
and, if you
mentally draw an imaginary line from one cluster to the second one, then
another line from the second to the third one, and another line from
the third one back to the first cluster, can you imagine how those 3
lines form a visual triangle? That's a simple design principle to draw
the eye to the center, where the photo is.
love to add little finishing touches on my work, usually in the form of
glitter glue or pearl pen accents. In the above photo you can see that I
lined the edges of the red heart with little "pearls" using my pearl
pen. I did the same for 1 heart in each of the 3 sets of embellishment
clusters to balance the detailing.
couldn't scrap without my foam squares. I use them to adhere my photo
to the page so that I can easily tuck things behind it. I also use them
to adhere most of my embellishments and title stickers. A little
dimension goes a long way.
Thanks so much for stopping by today!