Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Template Tuesday - Free Digital Scrapbooking Template & Design Tips!

Happy Tuesday!
Today's free template coordinates with my blog post over at The Daily Digi which goes into detail about asymmetrical design.  Go check it out!  Here is today's template (download HERE expires Jan 31) and it's a double pager- perfect for those Christmas photos that you are still scrapping!
Pay attention to the photos that cross the gutter!

Here is a layout I made using this template and some shots I took of my precious nephew (I am not planning on printing this so I don't care about his cute little face being in the gutter):
All items by ERININK

Now, why does this layout work?
1.  Common Margins:   The entire layout is surrounded by a common margin which unifies the layout.
2.  Proximity:   The photos are spatially connected to each other because of their proximity. This placements gives a unified look to the layout, and unity creates a feeling of wholeness.
3.  Balance: This layout is asymmetrically balanced - not equal from side to side, but an implied balance instead. Go check out my post at The Daily Digi for more info on asymmetrical design.

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!
It's not too late to start Project 365!  Here are a few items to help you with your journey:
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  1. Thank you so much for this template. I love your work that is very inspiring.
    Big hugs

  2. Thanks for this template Joey, I love it!!!

  3. Thank you so much for this beautiful post. I want to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on Freebies Storage :)