No, I’m not suggesting a workout at the gym, although that’s also a good idea; I’m suggesting you use shapes to energize your designs. Angles tend to energize a page, and that’s certainly the effect of Sherry’s (digi371) bold, striped elements. The colors in the striped paper complement her adorable photo for a winning design. Here’s how the Creative Team was inspired by Sherry’s page.
Debi (beehive50) used triangles behind her photo in a polygon frame to tell a scary story about her dad that had a happy ending. There are only a few straight lines on Debi’s page, a design technique which supports the jumble of actions, thoughts, and emotions that characterize her journaling. And I love the “jumbly” acrylic numbers over her photo.
Credits: Atlena Solds Paper Pack; Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Inked Twists Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Make-a-Date Brushes and Stamps No. 01A; Poly Photo Frames No. 01; Everlasting Remix Paper Pack; Cedar Crest Paper Pack; VilkasMeri Paper Pack; Cameron Paper Pack; Flair Minis No. 01; Flair Minis No. 02; Clear Thru Alphabet No. 13
Tammie Lynne (tammielsmith) is in the midst of a heritage project, preserving wonderful vintage photos of her family. She rotated Sherry’s design and used more muted colors in keeping with the 1940s photo featured on her page. The text background paper and the rough, rolled paper edges are perfect complements to the atmosphere of her page.
Credits: Monthly Memories Paper Pack No. 03; Paper Reveals Layered Template Pack; Roughed Up Vintage Favorites Paper Pack No. 02; Multimedia Botanical Layers No. 02; Garden Trails Element Pack; Tea Stained Memories Layered Template No. 08; My Family Genealogy Definitions Brushes and Stamps
Liz’s (lizziet5) delightful summer page should blast those winter doldrums to smithereens. I love how she used tilted rectangles on either side of her page to frame that wonderful photo of her granddaughter. The subtle heart brushwork draws the eye from those shapes to the center of her page, and her technique of drawing colors from her photo is always a great idea.
Credits: Kotka Solids Paper Pack; Spill Frame Layers No. 20; Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No. 01; Cameron Essentials Paper Pack; Lovely Paper Pack No. 02; Baby Blush Paper Pack; Baby Blush Add-on Paper Pack; Baby Blush Element Pack; Darling Baby Element Pack; Bloom in Paris Element Pack; Monthly Memories Element Pack No. 03; Deelen Element Pack; Epoxy Dot Essentials No. 01; Painted Patterns Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Summer in the City Brushes and Stamps
I can’t wait to see the gallery explode with energetic pages inspired by these terrific examples. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the March Challenge Participation thread in the forum. Happy St. Patrick’s Day and happy scrapping!