Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips!

Good morning and welcome to another edition of Template Tuesday!  We are going to take a look at this layout I did:
I used Persistent by Designs by Anita found HERE

You can get the free template HERE.

Here are a few reasons why this design works:
1.  Proximity:   The photos and papers are spatially connected to each other because of their proximity.  The core of the layout is "fenced in" with the circle.  This placements gives a unified look to the layout, and unity creates a feeling of wholeness.
2.  Repetition: I repeated multiple colors in this layout using a variety of paper and textures.  Be careful not to overuse repetition as it can get boring quickly!
3.  Emphasis:  Of the three photos, the middle photo most important one so I placed it in the middle and framed it.  Emphasizing a photo encourages the reader's eye to "look here first!"

Want to read more about design?  Go HERE or HERE

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. Go HERE for some great instructions and links!


  1. This is the most unique template i have ever seen. Very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Gorgeous template! Thanks so much for sharing!