Designer’s choice: Using lines
I am a fairly linear scrapbooker, and one way that makes it easy for me to design pages is using lines. Here’s a page where the entire layouts is built around lines:
Here’s how I used lines on the page as I designed it:
- I made the patterned paper base horizontally linear, the bottom 2/3 one color, and the upper 1/3 another pattern.
- Around the top 1/3, I added strips of patterned paper and washi.
- I added the photos in a line; the embellishments lying over them are also linear.
- The banners are in a line too, and I stitched them down to overlap them and the photos with a line of stitches.
- The title is also stitched over in several lines, as is the embellishment cluster on the top.
- The top embellishment cluster uses a tag and word strip that are linear.
- Finally, the journaling strips on the bottom finish the lines.
Scrapbooking using lines from the top of the page to the bottom is an easy and visually pleasing way to create a page. I tend to use horizontal lines, but the same thing can be done with vertical lines too. Try it out!