Posts Tagged ‘Scrapbook Ideas’

The assignment: Make a page that incorporates the typewriter motif in a purposeful way. This could be big or small, one or more. There needs to be something of interest about what you’ve done, a reason or a technique or a compositional use.


5 Faves by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Up to Date by Jen Allyson and Gennifer Bursett; Curled Journal Spots No 6 by Katie Pertiet; Fancy Alpha by Jacque Larsen.

When I saw the assignment I thought immediately of this kit that I had in my stash and really wanted to use. I’ve been kind of stumped by it because although I love the color scheme, I have a REALLY hard time actually using yellow. Design-wise I liked the contrast of using circles but with strong blocks of journaling on top. I thought that the typewriter motif would be a perfect compliment to a layout about lists – and there was the perfect challenge at Designer Digitals that helped me come up with the subjects of the list. (FWIW – I know that a microwave isn’t “traditionally” thought of as a gadget, but I ran out of gadgets I own and given how much microwave popcorn I eat it’s pretty fitting for me. :))


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The assignment: Make a 2-page layout from this one-page sketch/template:


To come up with my design I expanded my canvas to 24×12″ and then duplicated all the elements, flipped them horizontally and pulled them to the opposite side of the page. Once I did that I saw that it would create a strong focal point right in the middle of the page. I thought the page was too busy to have all the separate blocks across both pages so I made one side a large photo and added a large title. This helped to create balance with the other side of the page where I changed the shaped of the blocks and made them into banners instead. With the middle photo I made sure that when it gets printed that nothing of major importance (like the middle of the bike taxi driver’s face) gets cut. I’m okay if his arm gets cut off and extends to the other side.

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