Some of My Scrap Works

Friday, January 22, 2010

Design Your Life

I love to scrapbook, but I really never "learned" how to do it according to principles of design, so I enrolled in an online class with Cathy Z from Big Picture Scrapbooking. So far, so good - I have created a bunch of layouts using her sketches and am amazed at how many photos I am getting on a page. What this has got me doing is looking at photos in a different way - seeing how pieces of a photo tell the story I want to convey without taking up the whole page. I am struggling a bit with the 8.5 x 11 LOs but they do work.
I love doing the 2 page 12 x 12s and the clean simple designs are perfect for getting a bunch of photos on the page. Still having some trouble with the lack of embellishments. These two layouts are from the first two weeks of the class. Whattaya think?

1 comment:

Emma said...

Dee these are awesome... I have never learned to do this technique either. But wow they are so Cool!! Maybe I should hide the fun stuff and just try to create a clean LO. You are an inspiration to us all!!
Thanks for sharing this!