Hello everyone! Today I have another layout I created for theinkroad.com to share with you.
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This one is a bit more to the busy and messy side than I usually prefer but I really loved how it turned out. I was trying to incorporate a variety of materials to bring some extra interest to the design.
I went for a single photo design that has all it’s weight on the left side. I tried to use light and pastel colors with a few bits of brights to keep things calm and avoid turning this page into a messy disaster. So if you want to go a bit over board and add more things than usual on your page, here are some tips and ideas to keep in mind.
Use a subtle background
That can be a pattern paper with a very simple pattern or just cardstock in some light color. It’s really important to keep the base of your layout calm and not distracting.
Use a black and white photo
With all of the bits and pieces that will be added on your page it’s possible that your photo will get lost. Try using a high contrasted black and white photo. The dark shadows will help it stand out from everything else that’s going on on your page and you won’t have to worry about it blending in with the rest of the embellishments.
Keep the balance
Although you are going to be adding a lot of things on your page, avoid placing them randomly. Try to keep your embellishments on a diagonal or on a visual triangle to make sure the whole design will remain balanced.
Vellum is an absolutely amazing way to lighten up your layout. Create a calm area for your elements to sit on and pop up from the rest of the layout. It’s usually a good idea to do that behind your photo cause it’s the one element you want to keep on focus no matter what.
You don’t always have to add big and bold embellishments. You can create that variety by adding some small details that will take your layout to the next level without being loud and distracting. Some ideas you can use are staples, tangled thread, stitching (machine or hand-stitching), word stickers, enamel shapes and more.
So there you have it. Some fun tricks to use when you create a busy page. Don’t be afraid to use everything on a page as long as you have fun creating and you are being a bit intentional of what you place where.
I really hope you found this useful and you are already making plans for your next layout. If you have any tips and tricks you use when you are creating a busy page, leave a comment and let me know. Also how do you actually feel about these busy layouts? Do you like them? Do you make them? Or you are more of a minimalist scrapper and you are a bit intimidated to try something like that?