Summer is all about movement. The neighborhood kids are riding their bikes on the streets, your kids are running through the sprinklers, and you are running from the zoo to the park all in one day.
The real question is: How are you going to capture all this movement and energy on your summer scrapbook pages?
We have a simple and easy suggestion for you! Just remember: it’s all about shapes. The following layouts as seen in our July/August 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine show you what repeating shapes on your scrapbook pages can do to increase the energy and movement on your layouts.
Take Amy Mallory’s layout “Swingin’ Summer” for example. She uses circles and rectangles in a clustered, yet visually clean way in order to move the viewer’s eye through the entire layout. By duplicating the size and details on her circle accents, and by placing rectangular shapes in strategic spots next to the circle accents, Amy achieves unity and variety all in one.
“Slip ‘N Slidin’ Away” by Kim Watson showcases these same techniques. In addition to using large circles for journaling, she uses small flower embellishments to repeat the circle shape in various sizes. She also places her rectangle photos vertically and horizontally for variety.
With this new trick, you’ll make scrapbooking as fun as your outdoor adventures!
Karri Ferguson, intern