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4 Design Elements that add Scrapbook Page Polish: Color, Texture, Pattern & Shine

by Lisa Dickinson This lesson originally appeared in the Get It Scrapped Membership class Oomph & Polish. Click here to get all the lessons on this topic with an all access pass. Color, Texture, Pattern & Shine One of my favorite television shows is What Not to Wear on TLC.  The hosts, Stacy London and Clinton […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with the Family Tree Motif

The family tree motif has been used to represent lineage since the  biblical Book of Isaiah used it to detail Christ’s ancestors originating from Jesse of Bethlehem. Visual depictions of this Tree of Jesse can be seen rendered on stained windows, carvings, and illuminated manuscripts. Today this motif endures both for practical and decorative use. The tree, its […]

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Scrapbook Page Design Embellishing with a Visual Triangle and Visual Hierarchy

Embellishing scrapbook pages with a strong visual triangle is good because it moves the viewer’s eye through your page. While you can add eye-catching complexity with the skilled use of multiple visual triangles, a clean and straight-forward approach also yields stand-out designs. Did you know that when you work with a visual triangle it’s important […]

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Scrapbook Page Storytelling When Setting is Key

Some photos and scrapbook page stories are all about place. When setting is key to your story, extend it from the photos out onto the canvas with these scrapbooking ideas. And remember: the basic building blocks of written story–character, plot, and setting–can all be incorporated into scrapbook page storytelling. Vicki Hibbins says, “This layout shows my […]

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Visual Storytelling on Scrapbook Pages with Character, Setting, and Plot

Today we’re oomphing our scrapbook page storytelling by incorporating basic building blocks of the best written stories: character, setting, and plot. 1. Character: The characters are the subjects in your photos, the people you’re sending a message to, or telling a story about. You might even be the main character of your scrapbook page story. […]

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Ideas for Scrapbooking with Free Public Domain Images

Free public domain images make great embellishment pieces for telling your scrapbook page stories–especially when you choose them to complement your photos and other page elements. You can find public domain illustrations by searching Google or Pinterest. You can also get started right her on a Pinterest Board of images we’ve gathered. See scrapbook pages from our […]

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