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
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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.
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!