Have you gotten your hands on the summer issue of SCT yet? If not, you definitely should! It's the perfect companion while you're lounging by the pool, sipping an icy beverage and working on your tan (or sitting in an air-conditioned house with the fan blowing directly on you, while guzzling iced tea by the gallon attempting not to die of heat exhaustion... whatever the case may be!)
One of my contributions to this edition included a layout for the Design School column, which focused on effective use of white space in design. On this page, I demonstrated how different sized elements in a grid can have the same weight (or focal importance) simply by maintaining equal margins between them.
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The Bella Blvd Island Escape collection was a perfect match for my beach photos. I used some of the die-cuts and chipboard to help fill a "hole" in the center of the grid (otherwise known as "trapped white space") and they also reinforce the bright, tropical feel of the layout.
In the white space surrounding my grid, I used a water splatter stamp from Your Next Stamp to add a bit of texture to my otherwise plain background. You could also add stitching, doodling, or spray ink/paint to create a similar effect.
Be sure to check out the article in Scrapbook & Cards for even more tips and tricks about white space. And stay cool, my friends!