Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Behind the Page: Big, but not Heavy

I am always drawn to scrapbook pages that have that little something different.  Those pages with a bold design element or clever use of a product really stand out to me. I totally adore pages with long, different sized titles...but sometimes I struggle with replicating.  I worry when is big too big and when is heavy too heavy?

I might have found a way to address that concern on a recent Webster's Pages layout.  I like the design of this one.  I tried to use perpendicular and parallel lines to mimic the streets of a map, since the topic has to do with cars.  That element came easily.  The banner was a way to add a curve to all the straight lines.  Easy again since I just hand cut it from a sheet of one of the Game On papers. 

Then what?  How do I make this stand out more?  I thought I wanted my journaling in the space between the crossing lines and those word tickets.  Then I thought of the title...a count down of sorts.

3, 2, 1...go.  I tried out some smaller numerals, but they didn't feel right.  At the same time, the large chipboard ones were too heavy.  So I traced...used a large 3 and 1, and a smaller 2.  Here is the layout:

I love how the traced numerals take up that space, make that impact, but don't overwhelm.  I was able to add a colorful title to balance out all green.  The journaling is meant to connect everything and help the eye move.

I used the Game On collection from Webster's Pages.  There is trim and that cool Perfect Accents. This collection is pure fun and can be used for some many topics/themes!

It is big, but definitely not too heavy!

Speaking of fab scrappy goodies, my April Scrapbook Nook kit is on the way...it features Crate Storyteller!  And, each month, the Nook is featuring a grab bag of awesome goodies that coordinate with the kit...April's will be wonderful! 

Hope you have fun designing your page today!


  1. Ya know what I love about your layouts? Your journaling. No matter how linear or cutesy or artsy the LO you always do an amazing job of tying in your subject and style to the journaling. You're very gifted, my friend.

  2. wonderful page - love the outlined numbers and design

  3. I am definitely drawn to your style for sure! Always love how u kept it so clean and yet so impact full!

  4. LOVE the traced numbers....such a great way to fill a space, but like you said, not overwhelm it ;)


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