Saturday Scraplift: Centered on Design

I love many things about this scrapbooking hobby of ours: preserving memories for the next generation, improving photography skills, playing with awesome products from our talented designers here at Designer Digitals. But a significant by-product for me is what I’ve learned about design through the process of creating memories. I am often drawn into a page because of the strong design elements, just as I was by this page from Sylvia (smcloone). I loved how she put that delightful photo right in the center of her page, drawing attention to it and making it the star of her design. Her color use, title work, and choice of elements support her summery theme and unify her page. Three of our talented Guest Creative Team members jumped at the chance to lift Sylvia’s page. Take a look at their pages and be inspired!

 Sylvia’s page:

Deborrah (DivaMom96) was inspired by Sylvia’s summery subject and scrapped a photo of a friend having fun at a resort. Her choice of watery elements is perfect, and her title and journaling frame that great photo so well. And I’m of the opinion you can’t go wrong with turquoise for summer pages!

Credits: Swimmies Scrapbook Collection; Edge Overlays No. 10; Watery Typecast Sentiments Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Spill Frame Layers No. 27; Smooth Script Words Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Color Essentials Turquoise Element Pack; Flossy Stitches: White

I love how Barbara (grantlaurensmom) translated Sylvia’s design into the perfect cold weather page. I adore the crop on the photo and the way Barbara drew the color scheme of her page from the photo – that’s another design tip that always serves me well. The brushwork at the top and the border at the bottom of the page serve to balance her centered design.

Credits: Christmas Linens Paper Pack No. 02 (coming soon); December Stories Element Pack; Crystallized Flourishes No. 02 Brushes and Stamps; Modern Day 2nd Hand Titles: Winter No. 01; Word Strip Labels No. 02; Laced Edgers Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Layered Doily Edgers No. 01; Loosely Labeled No. 02; Winter Wonder Brushes and Stamps; Winter Woods Element Pack

Lori Ann’s (lmaggs) page takes us back to summer – don’t you just want to take a dip in that cool infinity pool? Paradise, indeed! Lori created her own border around the outside of her page by repeating the words of her title. Repetition is another design tip that helps to unify a page. And I really like how she balanced her design with clusters on the left and right of her photo.

Credits: Filmed Frames Brushes and Stamps No. 01;  Adventuring Scrapbook Collection; Lightly Linens Paper Pack No. 03; Great Getaway Element Pack

Sylvia and these ladies have given you lots of inspiration for your own design. I hope you’ll get in on the fun and post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the July Challenges Participation Sign In thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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One Response to Saturday Scraplift: Centered on Design

  1. Sylvia says:

    Thank you, Linda, for picking my page for this week’s SSL! Love your write up leading up to it. I, too, just love our hobby!

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