The CP Design Team got to work with these beautifully muted, worn papers and fun embellishments and recorded some of their special stories! Check out their work....
Lisa - Best
Andrea - Sisters
GDT Kim - Big News
See you there!
Lisa - Best
Andrea - Sisters
I challenge you to create a layout using Gradation! Load it to the Croppin Paradise gallery and then link it up to the Day 7 Challenge Thread for a chance to win a RAK! - You have until November 15th to complete all of the Design Element Challenges!
We hope you have enjoyed the Design Series this week! We hope reminders of these simple design principles will help you to create pages that "wow" every time! We cannot wait to see your work!
Thanks for joining us!
Repetition is one of the easiest design principles to apply to your pages, so go and try it out! Upload your creation to the CP gallery and then link it back to the Day 6 - Repetition thread and be entered to win a RAK!
1. Symmetrical Balance - Mirror image, imagine a central axis dividing the layout down the middle, horizontally or vertically, with the same design on both sides.
2. Asymmetrical Balance - Is achieved when several smaller items on one side are balanced by a large item on the other side, or smaller items are placed further away from the center of the layout than larger items. One darker item can be balanced by several lighter items.
Assymmetrical balance can be achieved using color, value, shape, position, texture and direction.
3. Radial Balance - where all elements radiate out from a center point in a circular fashion. It is very easy to maintain a focal point in radial balance, since all the elements lead your eye toward the center.
In this first layout I used symmetrical balance to create a page using a favorite quote. If you divide the layout in half horizontally, you get almost mirror images of each side.
In the layout below I utilized asymmetrical balance to design this page about my son visiting the dinosaurs at the museum. The large, round circle element is balanced by the large dinosaur in the right hand corner.
As you can see, using Balance is an easy, yet effective way to make your pages eye catchers! I challenge you to create a layout using Balance - upload it to the CP gallery and then link it to the appropriate thread for a chance to win a RAK!
Here is another example that is totally different, but still demonstrates harmony.The use of similar elements (dots, poinsettias and trees) and the use of red and green, colors which are adjacent on the color wheel, pull the image together to create harmony in the page.
Andrea - Little Yellow Bicycle Trick or Treat
We hope you have a safe and frighteningly spooky Halloween! Don't forget to take plenty of pictures; you will need them to use up all these Halloween products in the Croppin Paradise store!
Joan (GDT) - "Snow"
Lisa- "Sugar Plum"
Kathy - "Our Little Present"
Thanks for looking! Don't forget to head to the store and pick up your Basic Grey Eskimo Kissess before it is all gone!
Mini Album by CarolynIf you want to see more of Carolyn's fabulous album, you can see it in the Croppin Paradise Gallery: http://www.croppinparadise.com/idea-gallery/showphoto.php/photo/8939
I was lucky enough to receive the Gypsy line in a kit club that I design for. I used it to make this oragami kusudama ball. I love how it turned out and it is perfect hanging in the corner in my formal sitting area!
I hope this has inspired you to "wander" over to the CP store and pick up some of this beautiful collection! You will not be sorry!
I hope you feel inspired!