Monday, January 28, 2013

Breaking Borders and Space

This is my third session in Debbie Hodge's Guided Study Critique Workshop.  I really enjoy the assignments and the weekly live webinar. It's fun to talk with other scrappers about page design! Our topic for this first week was Breaking Borders and Space. We are required to submit two layouts each week.

Project #1 - Break Out of a Band Foundation
First, a page I made several years ago using a vertical band as my design scheme. A few embellishments spill over the borders, but this is really a pretty tame example. Which is fine.

But for the class, I decided to go big or go home. Here's the same vertical band, but things are spilling out all over! The class liked all the fun colors and patterns.

Collection Featured: Simple Stories Sn@p! Life

Project #2 - Take It to the Edge
Again, a page I made earlier. The idea here is to have elements fall off the edge of the paper, like my hexagon border does. It helps guide your eye through the layout.

Here's what I submitted for class. I have to admit, this is outside of my comfort zone. I rarely take photos to the edge of the page, or use separate clusters in this way. The class liked the way I matted the photos and used the banners.

Collection Featured: Fancy Pants The Good Life

So are you ready to break out of your borders into space? There are so many different ways to go about it. Something about crossing over boundaries appeals to me. (we won't explore that beyond scrapping) But I doubt this will be the end of my adventures on this topic!






26 comments:

  1. I just love everything about that 2nd layout!!! The embellishments, color, arrangement - all superbly chosen. Of course I like the others, too. For the last one, I think adding the black and white border helps anchor your photos near the edge of the page.

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  2. I love that vertical band look! The second one, with its looser style, especially appeals to me - just lovely

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  3. I love both of these! I'm glad you went outside of your comfort zone on the second one. It's fabulous!

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  4. Sounds like you are getting a lot from the guided classes! I love both of these, the colors and fun embellishments in the first and the cool split design in the second. I have to admit it is rare for me to go outside my comfort zone - in scrapping and life in general! LOL Maybe I need to spice it up a bit...

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  5. Great pages! I especially love how everything spills outside the "band" on your One Fine Day page!

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  6. I love all of your layouts! Making on like the last one would be uncomfortable to me, too, but I agree- the narrow border draws the eye 'out' to the edge where your photos are.

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  7. Great job. All of your layouts look great.

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  8. These all look really great, but I too love the 'fall' layout because of the bright colours, it's so happy! I like the big leave and the wobbly borders on it too. x

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  9. The class sounds like something I would enjoy. I love your projects.

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  10. Awesome job on all of these layouts! I wanted to take this class, but it was just too pricey for me right now! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Love what you are doing for the class Sue!! Your "older" examples are really awesome pages and you are rockin' the new layouts!! I really love the way you took our embellishments outside the band design on the first one! And you did an excellent job stepping out of your comfort zone on the second one!

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  12. I love the layouts, the older ones and the newer ones!

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  13. I really like the might mac layout. You did a great job with all of them.

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  14. Great layouts, I love the first re-do. Terrific idea bumping things out using the same size mats.

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  15. I've looked at them all a few times now, nope, I can't pick one I prefer - I honestly think they're fabulous

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  16. Wow, how fun to see you break out of the borders! I must admit I rarely do that, but I am inspired to try it now. That first layout uses one of my all-time fave FP papers. Love those. The photos on your fall layout are fabulous. Love the sisters page, it looks very fresh and hip with that layout and the two photos. Your posts always inspire me to try something new.

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  17. I love all your layouts - old and new - but I especially love the re-thinking on the "break out of a band" page. One Fine Dall Day is super cute and you did a great job going beyond the band borders. Plus, Simple Stories: you can't go wrong! A band design is one of my favorites and I need to remember to go outside the lines!!

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  18. These are all awesome!!! So loving that second one :)

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  19. Great pages...I really love the first one.

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  20. All great pages!!
    I love your photo matting in the last page :)

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  21. Awesome layouts love the photos going off the edge of the paper :)

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  22. Those are some GORGEOUS LO's! Always love your work! And to answer your question you left on my blog the other day with the nice comments (thank you) I'm not from Michigan but from Canada, so when I say North I'm talking about the Sauble Beach area :)

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  23. Sounds like a great class. I like all of them but especially the hexagons sort of heading off the page. Love that look.
    You take some great classes and i am glad you share them with us!

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  24. I absolutely LOVE your 2nd layout... in fact I am going to scraplift it tonight! Thanks for the inspiration!

    Kristan W.

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