When I first learned about the visual triangle in design (Debbie Hodge does a great job of explaining it here!) I'm not sure I fully appreciated the impact it could bring to a scrapbook page. It wasn't until I actually started implementing it into my designs that I realized its capacity for framing the page, guiding the viewer's eye to key elements, and creating a sense of balance and organization. Nowadays, it's rare that I create a page without a triangle of some variety, and on some layouts - like today's featured page - I rely almost solely on the visual triangle for the bulk of the design!
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I surrounded my 5x7 photo with flower circle die-cuts in small, medium and large. I filled the circles with patterned paper and the flowers with vellum to softly separate them from the patterned circle. Behind each circle is a color-coordinated tag, and I layered various embellishments over the top, keeping each cluster to a single color scheme.
The triangle formed by the three circles helps create a sight line through the elements of the page - your eyes naturally follow the progression from small to large. There are lots of little elements in each cluster (tags, chipboard, transparencies & punches) but because each group is color coordinated, it reads as one component. I love how the triangle frames my photo and keeps the focus on the shining smile of my sweet girl!
If you'd like to download the cut files for these circles (an archive that contains .svg, .dxf and .png files); just click on the graphic above. They are great for creating a visual triangle, or can be used alone as page accents. Enjoy!