Saturday Scraplift: Centered, Grounded, and Balanced

Symmetry appeals to me. Maybe it’s the evenness; maybe it’s the order; maybe it’s just OCD. Whatever the reason, I was immediately drawn to Guest Creative Team Member Mirjam’s (Mielz) lovely design in which she centered her great photo, grounded it with brushwork and elements, and balanced it with a bottom border of tickets. Two of my teammates and I enjoyed using Mirjam’s page for inspiration. Here’s where the inspiration led us.

Mirjam’s page:

 Deborrah (DivaMom96) highlighted a great photo of her and a group of friends out for dinner with a side order of Emeril. I love how she moved the border to just beneath her picture where it serves as a shelf for her design. It provides a home for her title as well as leaving space beneath for journaling to tell the story of the evening.

Credits: Kitlet Solids Paper Pack No. 02;  AnJack Whites Paper Pack; Lila Bleu Element Pack; Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 19; Twisted Stitches No. 02; Carte Post Kit; Vintage Photo Frames No. 07; Vintage Press: Blush Element Pack; Wooden Alphabet No. 09; Wildwoods Element Pack; Stamped Stitches No. 10 Brushes and Stamps; Folia Element Pack; Fox Creek Scrapbooking Mini Kit

We all know what an awesome photographer Esther (esther_a) is, and her page treats us to one of those photos. What genius to extract just the top edge of that cool looking toadstool, and the pops of orange in her design are so eye-catching. Esther used multiple brushes to create a lovely border at the bottom of her page as well as to ground her photo.

Credits: Layer Works No. 818;  Meriam Ridge Blendable Layers; Meriam Ridge Dots and Stripes Paper Pack; Meriam Ridge Element Pack; Meriam Ridge Solids Paper Pack

My page features nature, too – one of the blooms on our gardenia bush. I liked Mirjam’s page so much that I lifted it pretty directly, using earth tones to support the subject of my photo. I added some wooden elements which seemed in keeping with the tone of the page.

Credits: Meriam Ridge Scrapbook Kit; Meriam Ridge Solids Paper Pack; Adventuring Travel Scrapbook Embellishment Pack; Almost Spring Element Pack; Great Escape Element Pack; Quinn Sentiment Pack; South Beach Element Pack; Collage Ephemera No. 02; December Woods Element Pack; Fall Tickets; Marlow Element Pack; Ticketed Sentiments No. 01; Meriam Ridge Dots and Stripes Paper Pack; Meriam Ridge Blendable Layers; Meriam Ridge Roughed Up Photo Mats; Second Hand Memories Element Pack; Arrowed Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 04; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

Whether you’re a symmetrical or asymmetrical scrapper, I think you’ll find lots of inspiration in Mirjam’s design, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you create. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the May Challenge Participation Sign-in thread in the forum. Happy Memorial Day and happy scrapping!


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