Archive | Design Elements

L: Our Dog Boy by Jill Sprott | Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Daisy D's, Autumn Leaves; Alphas: Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Simple Stories, and Harmonie; Accent/Label Stickers: Freckled Fawn, Ali Edwards, and Crate Paper; Buttons: Love, Elsie; Tag: Crate Paper; Clothespin: Crate Paper; Rubber Shape: Crate Paper; Frames: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Tabs: Evalicious and Crate Paper; Stamps: Studio Calico and October Afternoon; Paint: Studio Calico and Pebeo; Ink: Hero Arts

Use Design Elements to Reveal Character in Your Scrapbook Page Stories

The best scrapbook page stories reveal characters, setting, plot and theme. In this piece we’re focusing on character and showing you how to use select tools–color, image and type–to put character front and center on your page. Nicole Mackin says, “The main character of this layout is my youngest daughter, Mallory. It is not about […]

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Video Blog | Use Geometric Shapes on Your Scrapbook Pages for Interest, Stability, and Energy

In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ll explore how the creative team has played with geometric shapes within their scrapbook pages. The benefit to working with geometrics is that they are versatile: You can combine and manipulate the pieces for different effects. They’re interesting. They aren’t necessarily feminine. Most geometric prints have a secondary […]

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Digital Techniques for Lighting Up Your Layouts to Create Dimension | Get It Scrapped

Digital Techniques for Lighting Up Your Layouts to Create Dimension

This lesson from Jana Morton first appeared as a part of the membership class “Texture & Dimension.” For that class and over 60 more, join us. by Jana Morton As a photographer, I am very conscious of light. I am always trying to figure out my best position to capture an event based on where light […]

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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 and Tutorials for Adding Dimension to Scrapbook Pages

by Debbie Hodge Dimension (or depth) refers to the measurable extent to which something lifts off the page. Real dimension (as well as the illusion of it) can be added to your scrapbook pages. Dimension on your pages will engage the viewer’s sense of touch–and, thus, involve them more deeply in your pages. Actual dimension on scrapbook […]

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Ideas for Using Tone-On-Tone Patterns and Layered Elements on Scrapbook Pages

Tone-on-tone print patterns combine different shades and tones of the same color. Using these prints on your page adds interest without the busy-ness of a many-colored print. Another approach to getting tone-on-tone effects on your pages is through the layering of elements in varying shades and tones of the same color. This a great way […]

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