Happy Tuesday! I hope your week is going well!
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UPDATE!!! I had to take this layout down as it is getting published in a magazine!
If you are new to digi scrapping, you are going to need some software to get started. Go to www.adobe.com and download the FREE 30-day trail version of Photoshop Elements. (For a direct link, click HERE ) There are instructions all over the web as to how to get started in digital scrapbooking. You can click HERE for instructions. Click HERE to for instructions on how to use a template.
As mentioned in LAST WEEK'S POST, this layout also has a visual triangle and white space:
Symmetry: If I were to cut this page in half, I would have the same thing on the right as I do the left, and the same thing on the bottom as I do the top. While symmetrical pages are predictable, they are also very solid and comfortable.
Repetition: I repeated the colors blue, gray, yellow/orange using a variety of patterned paper and elements with various textures. I have also repeated the rectangles from the door in the photo. Repetition creates visual consistency in page designs. Be careful not to overuse repetition as it can get boring quickly!
Unity: Unity creates a feeling of wholeness. The photo and papers are spatially connected to each other because of their proximity. This placements gives a unified look to the layout.
To read more about design principles go HERE.
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Come by next Tuesday for another free template!