Time for another Stampin' Up! layout! This is a layout design I have used time and time again and is really simple. I like it because it uses 6x4" photos (two landscape, one portrait) and we always have lots of those needing to be scrapped! If you are ever in the south west of Western Australia, make sure you stop off in Busselton at the beautiful jetty complex. You can have a coffee right on the foreshore and the jetty at sunset has to be seen to be believed. My Mum lives in this town and it's one of my favourite ever places.
I think one of the important things in making a scrapbook page 'look right' is to achieve balance and to draw the eye to where you want it to go, through the layout. I generally try and create flow by leading the eye from the top left to the bottom right - in this case I have used Stampin' Up! Finest Flourishes stamp set and Very Vanilla ink. Another way to achieve flow is to have elements on your page overlapping, so they draw your eye from one element to the next. You will notice in this layout that every element is overlapping the next. I have also used the visual triangle design concept to create balance. This is where you place elements in three's in the shape of a triangle to balance the page and draw the eye into the centre of the triangle. You can have more than one of these happening on a page, in fact in this layout I have three - the actual photos (see how my son and the jetty form a triangle) and the Stampin' Up! Hodgepodge Hardware and also the Mellow Moss strips from the Stampin' Up! Simply Scrappin kit. The other stamp sets I have used are the Typeset Lower alphabet (love love love it) to do the title and the Seeing Spots for the circles. The cardstock colours used are Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla and the ink is Buckaroo Blue.
Although I haven't provided this one in downlowdable format, I am happy for other demonstrators to use their versions of this layout in their demonstrations - maybe just a link back here if you put in on your blog or in email though please :)
Hope you are all having a lovely Monday. I came down with a nasty migraine on Saturday afternoon and have been in bed for two days, but I am on the mend now. I did have lots of fun on Friday night demonstrating the Stampin' up! products to some lovely local ladies and then I taught my first class at Picture to Page scrapbooking store on Saturday. What a buzz sharing this cool hobby with their lovely customers. There's big exciting things planned down there, so stay tuned!
Stay happy and warm )it's winter here in Melbourne!),