Saturday Scraplift: A Tight Design with Corners

There are so many things to love about scrapbooking: preserving photos and memories, playing with fun goodies, and leaving a legacy for descendants. In addition to all those elements, scrapbooking has also taught me about design which, I hope, has enhanced the pages I’ve produced. I love looking at pages in terms of design, and Debi’s pages (beehive50) never disappoint. The page I chose appealed to me because of its tight design, the strong corner element, and her impeccable use of white space. My fellow Creative Team members Jana and Anke joined me in lifting Debi’s terrific page. Here’s how she inspired us. 

Debi’s page:

 Jana (jana) has created a lovely page to highlight her beautiful sunflower photo. The white space gives the viewer’s eye plenty of room to rest, and the pops of yellow pull the viewer right to the center of the design. Her brushwork serves to create the corner behind her photo. I also love that butterfly she placed so realistically on her photo.

 Credits: Moonlight Dreams Scrapbooking Kit; Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 06; Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Sunflower Blends No. 01; Photo Clusters No. 62; Title Lines Brushes and Stamps No. 22; ARToption Mini Mix No. 02; Vintage Garden Element Pack No. 01

Anke’s (anke) page documents an outing that’s become a fun weekly tradition for her and her husband. She’s used strong brushwork lines beneath her photo to achieve the look of a corner, and her title and journaling extend those lines. The repetition of the color turquoise helps to unify this well-designed page.

Credits: Clean Stitched Borders No. 03 Teal;  Vintage Side Lift Photo Frames No. 01; Fallen Trails Element Pack; All Around 4×6 Borders Travel Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Tightly Kerned Titles Brushes and Stamps No. 04; ARToptions Krafty Paper Pack No. 02; Vintage Mix Clusters Brushes, Stamps and Layers No. 11; Cameron Element Pack

I’ll confess that I struggle with white space; using it does not come naturally to me. I incorporated white space around my photo with the large circular element, but then its weight seemed off balance, and I decided to add the strips on the left. I used my photo to create the corner which I expanded with a couple of Kayleigh’s readymade borders.

Credits: Winter Whites Dots and Stripes Paper Pack; Arctic Whites Paper Pack; Cambrianna Element Pack; Wooden Flakes; Back to School Element Pack; Artsy Painted Sketches Snowflakes No. 01;  Watery Flakes Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 06; Satin Stitched Flakes; Pinned Wood Veneer Flakes No. 01; Digging Out Brushes and Stamps; Winter Whites Washi Printable Tape Strips; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02; Readymade Borders: Winter No. 04; Readymade Borders: Winter No. 05

I know you’ll be inspired by Debi’s page, and I’m eager to see what you create. Remember to post your lift in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the May Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!



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