Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Doing Dimension Well

A recent assignment from Get It Scrapped!Make a page on which you've paid attention to and done extra work to get dimension onto the page. Okay, I'm up for that. This layout is about a fascinating historic home we discovered along Lake Michigan. Can you spot the ways I played with dimension? (there's a list below)


  • selected a subtle tone-on-tone pattern background paper
  • inked edges and layered paper 
  • matted and pop dotted the photo
  • chose woodgrain Thickers 
  • adhered stickers with raised adhesive 
  • placed the heart behind negative space 
  • sprinkled little Twinkle Goosebumps 
  • finished with hand stitching

When doing this kind of work, I strive to achieve a balance between flat and dimensional elements, making sure they overlap by layering on top and tucking behind. That's my example, but there are plenty more in the article here

Debbie Hodge has added a new element to Masterful Scrapbook Design, the membership site. Now the guest teachers not only sit down for hour-long individual interviews, they also spend another hour online with you taking a look at your pages and even providing feedback if you want. Here is a short video excerpt. One of my layouts is critiqued, it's the last one on the video.  I hope you'll go check this out!

20 comments:

  1. Love this layout Sue! What an awesome house! Love the dimension on the layout. I love the typewritten journaling!

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  2. love that house- so very cool!!
    super layout

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  3. Love the layout, the color palette caught my eye! And that house...WOW!!

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  4. Great use of dimension, that house it very cool :)

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  5. Beautiful colors, Sue. Everything complements your photo perfectly. Love the cluster you created with the house sticker.

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  6. Your blog posts are always full of such great ideas (& links lol)

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  7. Wow, this looks great Sue. I really like the stitching & the popped-up hexagons! And (as always) your color choices are perfect.

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  8. This is a very cool page Sue! I can definitely see your use of dimension and it has a great 3D look! The colors are beautiful and I love how they coordinate with the home in the photo!

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  9. gorgeous layout!!! Sue... hugs...xoxo

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  10. Amazing page, I love the red and aqua, and the stitching! x

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  11. Very cool design!
    You have some really cool houses in your area :)

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  12. Beautiful color scheme; great page! Love how you layered the hexagons

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  13. Love the colours and those fabulous hexagons...is that a hexagon border die?
    You certainly did achieve a lot of dimension on your page. Love that you used the negative space of your heart to place the other paper behind!

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  14. Oh this is great! What an amazing photo and the hexagons in your layout work so well with it!! Happy Valentines Day!! xo Evie

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  15. It's a beautiful page Sue. Glowing colours and that dimension of course simply do work to make it pop

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  16. The hexagons are perfect for this page! That home looks so interesting. I'd love to see it. Thanks for sharing. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  17. Wow, this is so pretty! These are all some of my favorite colors and they really look good together.

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  18. I really liked this page, so much so that I had spotted nearly all those details before you enumerated them.

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  19. Loving the page Sue....it really does POP!
    Alison xx

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  20. What an interesting house! Love all the touches you added and the hexagon die cuts + the goosebumps. Fabulous page! :)

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