Friday, October 19, 2012

Guided Study Critique Workshop, Part 2

If you're not sure what the Guided Study Critique Workshop is all about, the best thing I can do is refer you to this post. The first session just ended and the second session is starting today. It is an intensive workshop, but I am loving the challenge and class interaction, so I couldn't resist signing up again. 

Here is one of the layouts I created for our last week of class. That's my dad and my husband in the photos. Dad is the shorter one. I just love these pictures of the two of them together.

Week 4: Repetition with Variety
Design Notes:
  • the repeated colors are navy, green and yellow
  • the repeated shapes include the chevron strips, and the circles in the polka dot patterned paper and buttons
  • the buttons provide unity and guide the eye around the page elements
Our design topics for the next session are space, flow, alignment and color. I know not everyone gets all exciting about studying design, but it really gets my creative juices flowing. How about you? How much do you consider design principles when you scrap?

18 comments:

  1. Nice layout! The class sounds very interesting. I don't really know any design rules so I should maybe study up a little.

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  2. Love that title, Sue! The buttons really bring it all together in a subtle way as the first thing I notice is the title and the great photos. I think about design some but not so much in 'terms.'

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  3. love the navy! totally addicted to this color right now!!

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  4. The colours are beautiful!

    I do keep the basic principles I know in mind when I stick, but I also work by instinct and eye

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  5. I'm just starting to pay attention to rules and such, it's amazing the difference it can make. LOVE the color scheme here, great work!

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  6. Love the layout! It seems like you are loving this class and it really shows! This is a terrific combo of colors and pattern!

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  7. I love this color scheme-the title is great! It's funny because I just printed photos of my FIL, my husband and our boys using a BB gun in the woods-totally scraplifting that title!

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  8. It looks wonderful. i don't think about desighn as I scrap now but it has been something that I have always wanted to know more about.

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  9. I really like the idea of this class. Your layout is beautiful and color scheme is awesome, with the title matching their clothes and all the other colors just make the photos pop! Super!

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  10. Awesome job! The class sounds great. You may not realize it, but when a page is well designed, it draws you into it. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Great layout love the sprinkling of buttons :)

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  12. Fabulous job!
    And love that you have photos of them together :)

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  13. Great layout! Love the photos and the colors you used. I use sketches so often, I don't think about them much. If I go off on my own and I'm struggling with something (remembering why sketches are so much more efficient for me) I wonder, is it balanced? Can I repeat something? Is the flow off? I know them but I'd rather start with a sketch so I don't have to think about it. LOL. Have a great weekend! :)

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  14. What a great LO! Love the colors of it too!

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  15. Love the repetition on this page, Sue and the colors look really great against the kraft background!!

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  16. Great page Sue. Those colors pop in a very interesting way. I don't think about design principles as much as I should. But it does occur to me after I have finished the page, that often the things I especially like are because of a design principle that I followed without doing it consciously.

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  17. Fun and wonderful layout Sue... love the blue!!!! Awesome... hugs..xoxo

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  18. I don't worry a lot about design principles, but I do just naturally include some of the principles I've learned in classes and such as I go without really realizing it. If something seems off as I'm finishing up a layout, I try to think of what would help pull it together - 3 items, grounding, etc.

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