Saturday, March 1, 2014

RELEASE #28 IS LIVE ALONG WITH SOME CLEVER WAYS TO CREATE A FOCAL POINT!

Here in Australia with the 1st of March now upon us we are officially celebrating Autumn.
So to welcome in the new season, the March release of sketches include some leafy foliage to support the Autumn feel.

You'll notice that this release is also quite structured and formal in design. This style lends itself nicely to creating some very pretty and vintage inspired pages. There is plenty of opportunity to add loads of lovely patterned papers, fussy cutting, ornate borders and co-ordinated embellishments to create some quite layered pages.

We also thought it would be fun to share some design tips for you to try out. Each release will have a new section called 'Page Drafts Tips & Tricks'. This is just a little extra nudge to motivate that missing mojo and get you to try different things that you may not necessarily have considered before.

So for our first share
CHECK OUT OUR MARCH
ON CLEVER WAYS TO CREATE A FOCAL POINT.

TIP 1: Quotes are a great way to tie your photos into a theme so try adding one into your project and make them more a focal point like a stand alone element/feature as seen in Template #28.1. 
This a fun way to add a graphic feel to your page and a nifty way to use up some of your word art/rub-ons stash... thats surely gotta be a good thing, he he. Or alternatively if youre feeling creative you could customise an element using your Silhouette Cameo to perfectly co-ordinate with your page. 

TIP 2: Another fun trick to creating a focal point is to duplicate a section of your main photo and magnify it. This is a very clever and easy way to draw the viewers attention toward a specific feature within the main photograph.
See Template #28.2. 

TIP 3: Symmetrical sketches draw the eye into the center of the design. So when using one, make sure your main photo has great clarity, contrast and depicts the main subject well. For example using images of people set far on the horizon can be easily overwhelmed by the strong symetrical design in the rest of the page where as a portrait or a macro shot of a close up is more defined. So have a play with your lens settings next time you grab your camera!

Here are the sketches.






 Hope you liked the sketches. It would be amazing to see your pages created using this release so dont forget to show them off by posting a link to your gallery or blog below in the comments field or alternatively post directly on the Page Drafts Facebook wall so that we can show case them there in our gallery. 

If your page also includes some of the March Tips & Tricks on Creating a Focal Point you could be showcased here on the blog with your very own Exposé in April so dont be shy share in the inspiration!

Have Heaps of Fun Scrapping Everyone!
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28 comments:

  1. These are some amazingly inspirational sketches!

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    1. Wow thank you Brianna, hope you have fun with them ;)

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  2. Your sketches are so fun!!! I have a bunch of photos I need to print and plan on using some of your sketches for my pages. I love these.

    Well, while March 1st for me is still 14 hrs away (10am here in Wisconsin), it is still full blown winter with subzero temps. My 15 yr old had a great idea. We need to get dual citizenship and live here in the States during our summer, then head Down Under when you head into summer. :)

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    1. Lol I am totally hearing you Michelle, especially with the extremely cold Winter you guys experienced this year jeepers. It would be great to see your finished pages don;t forget to show them off to us!

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  3. I can only agree with Michelle . they are FUN! I guess, I need to get the kids to bed so I can start scrapping!!!!!

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    1. Lol, yep off to bed kid lets mummy has things to do! Hope you find the sketches helpful. Dont forget to show them off with ;)

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  4. Outstanding - as usual Em!!! And thanks for the tips too!

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    1. Thank you Debs, so glad you like them xo

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  5. Another collection of unique sketches with the talented spin of Em….fresh and fun…love your work :D

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  6. Wow -- more amazing sketches and I LOVE the tips and tricks!! Wonderful information!!!

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    1. Fantastic so glad you like them Jean xo

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  7. Here is the first one
    http://www.lisiscardsandco.com/1/post/2014/03/a-perfect-day.html

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  8. And here is my second one! I am on a roll!!!!
    http://www.lisiscardsandco.com/1/post/2014/03/this-makes-me-happy.html

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    1. Another one...wow you are on a roll!

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  9. I'm new to your site - and hold on to your seats - these sketches are mojo making masters!!! This mama has been in need of a bit of mojo happiness.

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    1. he he, welcome Deborah, so glad you found Page Drafts and even more happy that we might be able to remedy the lack of mojo! Dont forget to share your masterpieces with us on our FB page :)

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  10. Love these Em! Just as inspìring as usual! I am in the middle of putting together a family history album and have already seen one I think is fantastic for this purpose!!! Thank you!!

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    1. Ooh fantastic can't wait to see it E xo

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  11. Wow! I love all of these! Last night when I saw this post, I just was so inspired to create a layout of my daughter. Here is the link :) http://lee-annelovethejourney.blogspot.ca/2014/03/so-lovely-layout.html

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    1. Beautiful Page Lee-Anne I let you some lovin' xo

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  12. One of my first times using one of your sketches! Thanks for some great inspiration. Here is the link to my blog~
    http://jenscreativeside.blogspot.com/2014/03/practice.html

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    1. Gorgeous page Jennifer, I left you some blog loving x

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  13. Really love your sketches! Here is my attempt, thanks for the inspiration. http://mascarinashirley.blogspot.ca/2014/03/dotty-friend.html

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    1. Amazing page Shirley, I have been over to have a look and wow! I left you some lovin' too x

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  14. Posted on Fb but here is a link to my blog too

    http://pagesintime.blogspot.com/2014/03/big-sister.html

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  15. amazing sketches - here's my take on sketch 28.2
    http://scrappininak.wordpress.com/2014/03/15/pagedrafts-sketch-28-2/

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