Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Go To Designs: Snuggle & Separate

Welcome to another edition of Go To Designs! In this post, I'll cover a design term I learned in my Guided Study Critique ClassSnuggle & Separate. It refers to groupings that vary in density and proximity, creating an emphasis and flow to the page. Here's a few examples from past layouts.




As you can see, some groupings are more tightly packed than others. These examples show the photo, title and journaling all in one area, and a small embellishment group at the top of the page. I would call this Snuggle & Separate in its most basic form.


Collection featured: Jenni Bowlin Modern Mercantile
On this recent layout, all the groupings are placed at the edges of the page. The photo is in one group, the title and journaling are separated into another group, and yes, there is a small embellishment grouping at the top of the page. I guess I just can't help myself.


Collection featured: Studio Calico Snippets
Here's my final example of a recently completed layout. To be honest, I like this page more than the previous one. My personal preference is for the photo grouping to be somewhat centered on the page. I think all the groupings running off the edge of the page to be a less successful design, but that is completely my opinion. Feel free to disagree.


If you've missed any of the previous Go To Designs posts, you can find them under Regular Blog Features in my sidebar.  I've created separate Pinterest boards for each design that I hope will provide you with further inspiration.
Grid Pinterest Board
Shelf Pinterest Board
Snuggle & Separate Pinterest Board

So are you ready to give Snuggle & Separate a try? Do you already use this design? Now you have a name for it!

19 comments:

  1. my favorite is the last one sue! great job! i am like you and i like my photo in the center of the page!

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  2. I love all of your examples, Sue, but I have to agree with you that the last one is my favorite. I'm a centered kind of girl too, I guess. LOL! :)

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  3. Another here that agrees with you. Although all are great, I think the last is my fav

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  4. I think this is my second favorite type of design after grids :)
    And you just gave me some more inspiration to pin today!

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  5. love basically all of these layouts ;) Especially the first one!
    TFS

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  6. THanks for the design tip:)I like #2 the best

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  7. Love this type of design Sue!!! Checking your pins out right now! Beautiful job on the layouts!

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  8. Great pages and design tips! TFS!

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  9. I think I already do this, on some layouts at least, and it's nice to have something to call it! Love the title with the dots beneath it on the last one! x

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  10. Wow you've been busy. These a awesome. I am learning so much from your posts. Love the hotdog layout

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  11. Lots of great layouts! I like this design concept though I never thought of it in these terms before. Sometimes I just do stuff instinctively and then find out later it's a good design principle. :) Love the dynamic zigzag background of the oscar meyer mobile layout!

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  12. Great examples for this design technique, Sue! I really love the last one too...especially those Sketchbook Thickers!!

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  13. What a fun name for this idea. I have done this but not knowing it has a name, lol. Your posts always make me think more critically about scrapbook design and I really appreciate that. I have a DT assignment coming up and I think I may play around with this design concept.

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  14. Love to read about design concepts!! Your layouts provide stunning expamples!!

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  15. Great pages. But I like the last one the best.

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  16. Wonderful designs!! I love the stitching detail on the layout with Modern Mercantile!!! xo Evie

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  17. Love the last layout, thanks for sharing the design tip :)

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  18. I have done this design a few times (without knowing it or the name! It might just be time to try it again with all the inspiration in this post.

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  19. Thanks for all these great examples Sue! I'm following your boards on pinterest!

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