Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Hi there! Amber here again – this time to share a couple tips that I always use in my layouts! I want to teach you a bit about LINES! Lines? Yes, I know. :0) Lines are simple, yet they can have a profound influence on a layout!
Take DIAGONAL and CURVED lines for example – they suggest movement and energy. These lines are GREAT for layouts with busy kids or when you need a sense of movement. Take this layout for example. I needed to make it look like Christopher was flying like Super Hero’s with capes are supposed to. ;0) So, I used straight and curved papers positioned at an angle to help with that.
With HORIZONTAL lines, you get a sense of calm, or rest. I suppose with this next layout, it’s the simplicity of the design, and the horizontal lines that give this effect – and I LOVE it! :0)
And, with VERTICAL lines, they portray strength and structure – like pillars in architecture. So, with this layout, vertical lines are PERFECT- as these two are both such great strengths to me! Can I tell you how much I LOVE them?! It’s my Dad and my niece, both of whom have battled- and survived! – cancer, at great odds, mind you.
So, you can use lines for the papers in your layout – but, how about how you position your embellishments? Do your embellishments draw your eye to your subject – or away? This is one of the things I remember most from when my sister was teaching me about scrapbooking. Turning that tag, or that star, or that bow – anything that has a point or corner – toward your picture will draw your eye where you want the focus to be. Obviously, you aren’t going to be able to get every point in that direction – so, just choose the important ones. :0) The effect is very subtle – but, it can make quite a bit of difference!
And, here’s some examples of what I mean! :0)
So, there ya have it! I think I just gave you 99% of the tips I have for scrapbooking! :0) All in one post! :0) A lot of the stuff I know about scrapping and using Photoshop, I’ve learned from the Shabby Artists – both past and present. I hope I’ve taught you a bit… it’s been great fun! I am truly thankful for the opportunity I have to share some of the things I know with you via the Shabby Shoppe Blog! I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving - I suppose even those who aren’t in the U.S.! ;0) I LOVE Thanksgiving! Take loads of pictures to fill your November Project Scrap 2012 Templates – which Kylie will be sharing tomorrow on the Blog! SO excited!