Scrapbooking Ideas and Techniques for Relaxed-Geometry Elements

Scrapbooking Ideas and Techniques for Adding Relaxed-Geometry Patterns to the Page | Get It ScrappedRelaxed and hand-drawn geometric elements are currently trendy, showing up in fabrics and accessories, We’ve got ideas for getting relaxed geometric looks onto the scrapbook page.

Sian Fair says, “When I was about seven, our class watched a TV program we could sing along to–but the main attraction was, every week, spotting the little girl who could have been my twin in the audience.”

“I’m not much of an artist and I was thinking about how to make a start on drawing a pattern when I spotted a pre-printed coloring page on my desk. I wanted a subtle effect–not a full page of geometric pattern–so I cut letters for my title from the page. I’m pleased with the look they give to a page about school.”

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Looks Like Me by Sian Fair | Supplies: Looks Like Me by Sian Fair Patterned Paper: One Little Bird for Gossamer Blue; Flair and Wood Veneer : Evalicious; Stamp: Crafty Alchemy

Sue Althouse says, “This page is about our granddaughter enjoying her bouncy seat. I used my favorite scrapping product, patterned paper, to create a border, embellishments and title. The energy of the irregular geometric patterns gives the layout a sense of motion that helps tell my story.”

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Bounce by Sue Althouse | Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts: Basic Grey; Punch: Jenni Bowlin; Title: Silhouette Cameo Outline Block Letters; Buttons: Queen & Co.

Audrey Tan says, “This page is about meeting up with my best friends in Singapore. Each time I’m there, we always make it a point to catch up.”

“I chose an overlay with diamond shape as my background. Like a diamond, our friendship has withstand the test of time and is still standing strong. And each time we meet, we continue to shine bright like a diamond.”

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Shine by Audrey Tan| Supplies: Tangie: So Brave So True; Rebecca Mcmeen: Milla; Julianna Kniepp: What You Bring To It, Fly Away From Here; Mye de Leon: Day By Day; Anna Aspnes: Friends WordArt No3; Maya de Groot: Word Play No1; Fonts: Orwell, Little Miss Cursive

Marcia Fortunato says, “Recently I was taking pictures in my garden and accidentally broke a flower off its stem. As I looked at the blossom I started to notice more and more details, so instead of just throwing it away I decided to photograph it from several different angles. This layout shows a variety of those photos.”

“Before starting my layout I knew I wanted to use the title ‘From Every Angle.’ To support title I used this particular graphic geometric background papers because of all the random angles. To reinforce the theme, I added hand-drawn triangles and small rectangles of paper to form primitive arrows pointing in different directions.”

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From Every Angle by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, American Crafts (Dear Lizzy), Echo Park; Cardstock: Neenah; Letter stickers: Studio Calico, Twine+Ink, Thickers (American Crafts); Embellishments: Hello Forever, Crate Paper; Pens: LePen (Marvy), Gelly Roll.

Christy Strickler says, “I captured photos of my son blowing bubbles from a fish-shaped bubble pipe in these photos.”

“To make the relaxed geometric bubbles here, I unbent paperclips, then re-bent them to form loose circles. I added them in the layout to create a funky foundation for the photos. To add texture and change the dimension of the matte, I formed some of the circles with loose scraps of thread. This also allowed me to add variation in bubble sizes. Both the thread and the paperclips were adhered to the canvas using liquid adhesive (glossy accents). I scattered class beads and sequins in a diagonal flow to add movement.”

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Concentrate, Focus and Blow by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Bazzil: Letters. Tape: American Crafts;Acrylic, Fabric Hearts: Freckled Fawn; Other: Sequins, Paperclips,Glass Beads, Glossy Accents

Vicki Hibbins says, “This page is about staying in Singapore on our way to Australia. I was inspired by a geometric pattern of triangles and the geometric metal arch on our hotel (see second photo on the top left of the layout). I used Photoshop Illustrator to quickly draw the triangle grid and copied it into Photoshop. I selected and filled some of the triangles and then clipped photos to selected filled triangles. I wanted the photos on the layout to pop and be like views through the geometric arch.”

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Singapore by Vicki Hibbins| Fonts: Voyage regular; Please write me a song

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about my brother and his wife.  I took the photo when they were engaged in July 2006, and they have grown and shared many adventures since then.  They’ve lived in Alabama, South Korea and now are living in Colorado for their next big adventure!”

“I was inspired by images on the Get It Scrapped Relaxed Geometry Pinterest board, and also by Paige Evan’s Craftsy Class “Silhouette Savvy.”  I found the digital ‘Geo Alpha’ from The LilyPad store and decided to make a digital page with a paper look.  Using the Geo Alpha, I filled in some of the triangular spaces with patterned papers and then added the photo, journaling and elements.”

 

Scrapbooking Ideas and Techniques for Adding Relaxed-Geometry Patterns to the Page | Vicki Hibbins | Get It Scrapped

Love by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Allison Pennington- Memory Pockets Monthly- Gather (November 2014) Geo Alpha, Catwalk-Rainy Days- background paper; Font: DJB Miss Molly Brown; Sara Gleason/Amber Labau- Collab- Daring Adventures- all patterned paper, elements and paint splatter.

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