Monday, May 31, 2010

All Pink !

Hello scrappers, it's Aida back again.

Very often scrappers find it easier to create a layout by limiting the color palette but, how do you avoid a layout from looking bland ? While the story behind the layout is important, we still want the page to look attractive and eye catching. The layout below of my scrap-pal Kristy and her daughter Kira is almost monochromatic Pink with touches of Kraft and White and I'd like to share some design elements which might be useful.

What I learned :

1) Use striped pattern paper as it creates visual length horitzontally or vertically. In the layout above, the stripes frame the center details as well as give height to the layout

2) Frame the photograph in a shaped paper. This helps to draw the eye to the subject of the layout.

2) Add one large accent and build on it. The cut-out Butterfly is a very simple embellishment from pattern paper and it was layered with details. There is a cicular tag that has been altered as well as blings and buttons, the journaling was placed across the butterfly. I had used the swirls and the sides of the paper in a previous layout, but the center was perfect for the butterfly !

3) Use smaller fonts for your title. A smaller sized title does not take attention away from the photos, takes up less space and it's easier to fit into the layout for balance.

Try putting the ideas into use for your next layout ! I'll see you soon.

** Aida **

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