Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Scrapbook Process: Layouts Using Basic Shapes

Today over at Practical Scrappers they are featuring layouts using basic shapes. I think in terms of shape all the time when scrapbooking, and have even organized some of my Pinterest boards according to shape, so this topic is right up my alley. I chose to go with rectangles for my page.
Step #1: Sketched a basic design and jotted down some ideas on this grid paper, available from Stampin' Up!
Step #2: Laid out my grid of rectangular photos. Everything else will fit around this grouping.
Step #3: Filled in the page with patterned paper, title, journaling. I used a border punch on the patterned paper so all the edges are not so straight. Now it's time to introduce a few new shapes to further soften the lines a bit.
Step #4: Added some border strips in a visual triangle, introduced a star shape, added a brad. Almost finished. 
Step #5: Done! I kept playing with the repetition of color and shape until I was satisfied. The title is a play on words, as my niece's name is Joy.


Choosing a basic shape helps me get a page started. Rectangles, squares and circles are my favorite. Do you think about shapes when you scrap? 

19 comments:

  1. neat simple and indeed beautiful layout... love the colors too... Awesome.... hugs...xoxo

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  2. I just love these step by step process posts that you do. Your layout is just fab and the step by step makes it even more so.
    Great job.

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  3. Thanks for sharing your process!! This page is really "happy", it reflects well the mood of the pictures!!

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  4. Love how you built your photos collage and then fit your papers and embellishments around it. Lately, I've been into circle embellishments. I'm a little late to the party but still enjoying them.

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  5. I seem to be in banner mode at the moment! I did enjooy seeing how you put your page together today

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  6. Fabulous layout! Love the design and photo placement :)

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  7. great layout - love the placement of all the photos!!!!

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  8. Lovely layout. You make it look so simple. I love how your Pinterest is set up. I'm following several of your boards.

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  9. Love the colors, the design, and the green stitches! Very nice layout!

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  10. Really love how you put this together. I should dig out my graph paper!

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  11. Love seeing the process and the final product! Your layout looks great!

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  12. Your idea page is much neater than any of mine. Love this bright & colorful layout!

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  13. So very happy! I love this layout and the process of making it happen!!

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  14. So fun and bright! Really cute stuff. Love those stiched 'x''s

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  15. Fun layout!

    I am a math and a computer geek so I love the oh-so-trendy hexagons and I have always been in love with circles or geometric looking flowers (like spyrographs). I am all about the geometrics really :P

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  16. Love all the bright colors! I love to scrap with square photos, but love to add in circles to soften things up when needed. Love that you added some hand stitching too. :)

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  17. TFS! Love your LO ..it gave me the inspiration(i.e. I have unashamedly scraplifted it!-hope you don't mind?) for a LO I was really struggling with!
    Alison xx

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  18. What a great layout & it looks like it was a fun party!

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  19. Great peek at your process -- I also think about shapes, but more in terms of balancing them out -- straight lines with non-straight, etc. Love your details!

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