Hello everyone! This is Laura McCollough from sunny Southern California!! I'm excited to be a part of my 1st Blog Hop with Scrap365!! So come on in and take a look around and see what all the other ladies are doing too!!
Oh and by the way... CHA (Craft & Hobby Association) is going on in my neck of the woods so if you check back later, you'll see some pictures of all the BRAND NEW goodies coming out in the Craft Industry!! (or you can "friend me" on Instagram to see all the goodies right away! my name is "akissonthechic) on IG...
So let's get started...
We are getting your scrapping New Year off to a flying start!!!
This month we are teaming up with Finnabair and her amazing DT from Mixed Media Place :D
One of the things that we are very conscious of here at Scrap365 HQ is that if you are new to scrapping it can be really overwhelming with the choice of products to use and the host of styles to emulate….the same could be said if you’re experienced!!
So we have decided that 2014 is the year to get BACK to BASICS!! It doesn’t matter if you have been scrapping for ten years or ten days...you will be sure to learn something new along the way!
Finn has very kindly donated a marvellous prize to either add to your stash or to get you started.
All you need to do to be in with a shot of the prize is follow Scrap365 and Mixed Media Place blogs. Like us both on Facebook and leave a message here telling us which layout principle you are going to try! We would love to see your take on the Principles so be sure to upload them to our Facebook page :)
Our January Blog Hop is all about layout principles. I found this fabulous prompt on Pinterest, courtesy of SuzyQ Scraps http://suzyqscraps.com/. It really sums up the beginnings of every layout.
So here is my take on principle #3 - Visual Triangle:
I made this layout with some Instagram photo's from my 2nd Annual Creative Retreat in Italy! It was an amazing week in beautiful Lake Como, Italy with some great teachers who taught classes with me and a group of 21 ladies from all over the world! It's been a DREAM of mine to do "Creative Retreats" in this part of Italy and it came TRUE in 2012! Now I host them every year and it's such a blessing to share time with other creative souls in this gorgeous setting!
This layout has a VISUAL TRIANGLE with the three groupings of yellow flowers. Your eyes naturally start at the top and then follow the flowerss around the page. This layout idea gives you a way to bring the viewer "around" your page and see everything. It not only moves the eyes around the page, it also gives you a cohesive look that is pleasing to the eye.
You can create this VISUAL TRIANGLE with many different elements. You could use three photos in a triangle, embellishments in the same triangle or even words and text. So be creative with this design tip next time you scrapbook your photos!!
Now come with us on a BLOG HOP and see how these sketches turn into some glorious pieces of art :)
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Have a GREAT day!
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