Saturday Scraplift: Be Bold in Your Design

I love it when a strong design leaps out at me from the gallery of talented scrappers that we have here at Designer Digitals. That’s exactly what happened when I saw the page Elisabeth (lego) did for the last 30MM – does that make me prejudiced? She cleverly used two photos to show front and back images of her daughter’s Halloween costume and then showcased them on a well-designed page, using bat shapes and patterned paper squares to drawn the viewer’s eye straight to her photos. I immediately thought it would make a great page for the Saturday Scraplift, and two of my teammates agreed. Here’s how Elisabeth’s page inspired us. 

Elisabeth’s page:

Liz (lizziet5) pulled the delicate colors for her page from the beautiful photo of her daughter – a no-fail scrapping technique. I love the perfectly chosen accents on her page: the fading overlay, the trio of epoxies, and the contrasting stitching. It’s a signature Liz page! 

Credits: Krafty Tonals Paper Pack No. 05; Seasons Sparkles Solids Paper Pack; Life Lines Paper Pack; Malene Paper Pack; Patterning Palettes Polkadots Paper Pack No. 01; Whale Stories Dots and Stripes Paper Pack; Wildwoods Add-on Paper Pack; Classic Curled Photo Frames No. 07; Vintage Journal Spots No. 05; Stamped Blocks No. 38 Brushes and Stamps; Autumn Fields Element Pack; Autumn Rambles Element Pack; Naturalist Postage Sentiments No. 01; Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 01; Cutting Files: Chunky Cuts No. 03; Chunky Cuts: Cutting Files No. 04; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 06; Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 08; Plastic Banner Words No. 01; Cambrianna Element Pack; Wildwoods Element Pack; Miriam Element Pack; Hand Scripted Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Ledina Paper Pack

Julie (MaggieMae) used a photo of her granddaughter performing during a rain storm. She capitalized on the purple effect created by the rain on the lights and turned it into a strength on her gorgeous purple page. Katie’s new ARToption Mini Mix No. 03 was the perfect choice.

Credits: Canvas Color Mix No. 32; ARToption Mini Mix No. 03; ARToption Mini Mix No. 02; Mixed Media Floral Layers No. 01; Blendable Layers No. 29; April Showers Blendables; Black, White and Plum Kit; Cold Outside Solids Paper Pack 

I rotated Elisabeth’s design to accommodate my landscape-oriented photo. I also liked how Elisabeth’s bat overlay was in keeping with her theme, so I created my own background “overlay” by gathering a variety of question marks and reducing their opacity.

Credits: Seasons Sparkles Solids Paper Pack; Artsy Inked Alphabet No. 01; Brushed Alphabet No. 02; Fine Line Alphabet No. 02; Grunged Up Alphabet No. 05; Jack Frost Element Pack; Layered Alphabet Set No. 01; My Wonderful Adventure Element Pack; On White Alphabet Stamp Set; Rough Cut Alphabet Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Sketchy Alphabet Brushes and Stamps No. 01; Sketchy Alphabet Brushes and Stamps No. 02; Stamped Bookshelf Alphabet No. 02; Seasons Sparkles Scrapbook Kit; Seasons Sparkles Roughed Up Photo Mats; Vintage Photo Frames No. 41; Week-at-a-Glance Brads; Journal Strips No. 01; Artistry de Azul Element Pack; Drop Shadow Styles No. 02

I know Elisabeth’s page is going to inspire some wonderful designs and can’t wait to see where it takes you. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge gallery as well as in the November Participation Sign-in Thread in the forum. Happy scrapping!

 

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