Saturday Scraplift: Strong Lines = Good Design

Do you find that some pages in the fabulous Designer Digitals gallery just scream, “Look at me”? I thought so! Often the pages I’m drawn to have strong or bold elements, such as the use of color or dramatic lines to build a cohesive design. One of those pages is Audrey’s (adrianita) delightful creation about her daughter’s New Year’s Day trip to the beach. I really love how she nestled a readymade edger and brushwork against her photo and positioned her title at the bottom, the direction in which her daughter is looking. Several of my fellow team members jumped at the chance to lift Audrey’s page. I think you’ll enjoy their creations.

Audrey’s page:

 Carmel’s (caapmun) bright, happy page should shoo away any winter doldrums for those of you in cold country. She drew the colors for her design from the lovely floral photo, always a winning technique. Her border and brushwork support the botanical theme as well. I also love that subtle texture in the background paper she chose.

Credits: Readymade Layers: Deelen Tall Strips;  Deelen Scrapbooking Collection; Spill Frame Layers No. 22; Worth Repeating Brushes and Stamps No. 23

Agnieszka’s (Arte Banale) Christmas page is design perfection. She created both vertical and horizontal lines with a variety of elements and then placed her photo at the juncture of the two. I adore the woodgrain strip that complements the fireplace and the sled in her photo. And judging from that photo, I’d say he’s been a very good boy!

Credits: Readymade Edgers: Christmas No. 03; Christmas Garden Scrapbooking Kit; Oh by Golly Brushes and Stamps; Hand Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 03; Brushstroke Ornament Strings Brushes and Stamps No. 01

God bless those of you – like Wendy (wendymck) – who have to dig out after a snowstorm. I’d probably starve to death inside, waiting for it to melt. But if Mother Nature sends you snow, scrap it like Wendy did with both style and humor. I love how she combined a readymade border with some of Katie’s brushwork and snuggled them up to her strip of three photos. Don’t you just love the snow on her pooch’s nose?

Credits: Atlena Solids Paper Pack; Bliss Dots and Stripes Paper Pack;  Loosely Labeled Dates No. 01A; Watery Washes No. 04 Brushes and Stamps; Pencil Twist Arrows No. 01; Flaked Edges Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Instamatic Frames No. 06; Dashing thru the Snow Brushes and Stamps; Readymade Layers: Winter Borders No. 06; Clean Stitched: White No. 02; Cut Ups: Winter No. 02

We’ve covered springtime, Christmas, and winter weather. What are we missing – a birthday celebration! That’s the subject of Lynn’s (grandma lynnie) page, all decked out in celebratory gold and sporting a cupcake and candle for the birthday guy. I really like the tall happy birthday strip that not only clarifies the subject matter, but also becomes part of the great design.

Credits: Layer Works No. 093; Curated Team Scrapbook Mix No. 17

As you can see, the inspiration from Audrey’s design could take you to lots of scrapping destinations. What photo(s) do you need to scrap? I bet you can find a way to scrap it by using Audrey’s page as a springboard. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery as well as in the January 2018 Challenge Participation  thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!


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