Today's Pink Paislee Design Lab post is going to require a little math! Don't worry, it's fun math with paper! I am sure you have often heard of the rule of thirds when it comes to photography, well that applies to layout too! Take a look and you will see what I mean and I have a few other '3' rules to getting a great layout!
I started this layout I selected 3 main pattern papers (Yellow
Chevrons, Grey Stripes and Multicolored Stripes) from our new Hello Sunshine Collection
and I intersected them at the top third of the layout. This is where I
wanted to draw the viewers eye so this is where my picture is placed.
You will also notice that my photo is placed in a thirds position on the
left side of the layout.
also made 3 predominate groupings of embellishments, two near my photo
and one at the top of the layout. The one featured in the photo above
shows e a pennant shape cut from paper with a transparency tag over top
allowing some pretty sequence to shine through.
placement of these three groupings creates a triangle shape which also
helps to draw the viewers eye to that area. I have connected these
groupings in the photo above to show you how their arrangement creates
the triangle. The grouping of embellishments at the top helps to
counter balance the layout because the majority of the concentration is
near the photo.
you look closely at the rest of my layout you will be able to spot
other small examples of using the thirds rule, such as the placement of
the you 'you make me happy' chipboard sentiment.
Give the rule of thirds a try on your next layout!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
It's March and it has been below zero here in Northern NY but I am am hopeful for an early spring! I decided it was time to take down the Christmas wreath on my office door a work and replace it with a bright and cherry spring wreath! I went strait for the Welcome Spring Collection from Imaginisce to create this wreath!
I started by covering my foam wreath with yarn (this took longer than I thought) and then using my cameo I found some dimensional flowers that I loved an duct the out of a verity of Welcome Spring papers. I put them together with some brads and hot glued the to the wreath.
I also added some of the Welcome Spring die cuts such as the flower clusters on either end and the cute little butterfly and snail.
I am not very hopeful spring is on its way!
Posted by Sara Zenger at 5:16 AM
Thursday, February 27, 2014
I was in need of a few cards so I reached for stash of products from Imaginisce! This first card is my favorite! I started with by using a chevron embossing plate on the white background - I love this look!
Then I added some splats of mist and layered several sizes of pennants! The dimensional sticker at the bottom was the perfect sentiment!
This second card is just too cute!
I love the die cut pennants from Imaginisce! Adding the deer sticker to the top was perfect for layering!
Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
How handy is it to take photos on our phone!?!? It's so nice to be able to capture something anytime without wishing you had brought your camera. To make it even better we can share our photos instantly with friends and family - no more waiting for film to develop! This layout with the February Hello Today kit from Scrapbook Circle features two special Instagram photos of mine!
My photos captured two of my recent 'OMG, thats me' moments. The left photo is a snapshot of me on the Pink Paislee team (I am still pinching myself!) and the right is my card was the Featured Project at Two Peas (Eeek!) The 'Instalove' card was perfect for this layout!!!
I used the 'Instalove' card to carry my colors through out the layout. Our Hello Today kit has so many great aqua and navy papers and embellishments in it, plus a pinch of gold!
Don't forget to take time to capture life's little moments that are special to you!
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
My son and I created this Gum Jar for his class room! It's a privilege in 4th grade to have gum in the class room but he felt bad that not everyone bought in their own gum so we made this jar for people to donate gum to or take gum!
We used a verity of papers from Imaginisce to decorate our jar (that I found in the kitchen section at Walmart for less than $1) and some glittery ribbon from American Crafts!
The gum jar has been a huge hit!!!!
Monday, February 24, 2014
Let's take a look at a few simple card designs today! I pulled out the Neopolitan collection from Pretty Little Studio to create these cards.
I started with a simple cream card and added only 3-4 elements to each card. Sometimes the simplest cards can be best! How you layer each of your pieces make each card unique!
Posted by Sara Zenger at 7:30 PM