Saturday Scraplift Challenge: Perfectly Balanced

Good morning all! This week for your scraplifting pleasure, I have chosen to lift Julie’s (MaggieMae) deceptively simple, but perfectly balanced layout. It is a beautiful design that uses colour masterfully, repetition subtly (see how the grid brushe echoes the patterned paper?) and 2 groups of 3 elements that frame the whole. I love the “page within a page” effect of the layered background paper too!

Guest CT member Shannon was inspired by the horizontal ribbon and the groups of three buttons to complete this great layout:

From the store, Shannon has used the new Geometric Masks Brushes and Stamps No.01, Canvas Color Mix Paper Pack No.16, DocuStack Layers No.02 , End Zone Brushes and Stamps and the Christmas Joy Element Pack.

CT member Anke’s lovely layout rejoices in the early spring suggested by her orchids. I love how she has (like Julie), matched her horizontal ribbon to the predominant colour in her photo. I love the way she has then drawn attention to the subtle pinks in the flowers with her sets of pink brads and backing doily.

Anke has used Katies new Scrapbooking Collection Smitten as well as Thin Classic Photo Frames Curled and Flat No.01, Bloom in Paris Roughed Up Photo Mats, Banner Strips No.01, Watery Grids Brushes and Stamps No.06 and Grungy Ledger Grids Brushes and Stamps No.02.

I rotated Julie’s design and moved my ‘page within a page’ slightly off centre. I too used elements from Katie’s new Scrapbooking Collection Smitten. My background paper is from the Botanical Colors Cerulean Meadow Solids Paper Pack and the patterned paper is from the Cambrianna Sparkles Pack. I’ve also used Cambrianna Element Pack, Instamatic Frames No.06 and the little leather hearts are from the Everlasting Element Pack.

I hope you will be inspired by Julie’s gorgeous page to create your own ‘perfectly balanced’ layout. Remember to post your page in the Saturday Scraplift Challenge Gallery and in the January Challenges Sign-In Thread in the forum. Remember that to qualify for challenge rewards your page must contain all Designer Digital Product. Happy Scrapping!

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