I'm so excited to share with you all the Fall 2014 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today, available in stores and online now. This issue marks the 35th printing of the magazine, which given today's climate for print publications, is truly something to celebrate! I feel very lucky to be part of such an excellent source for ideas and inspiration and working with some of the most talented people in the industry!
Speaking of talent, the fall issue features our newest contributor, the amazing Cathy Zielske, who brings to SCT her signature clean and simple style. Also included in this issue are Design Essentials 101, Ali Edwards on Scrapbooking Your Mentors, ideas for all-boy pages, free cut file downloads, and TONS more. It really is packed full of fabulous stuff!
So today, to give you a peek into this season's issue, I'm sharing a page I contributed to Design Essentials 101. We're exploring various examples of design principles and my page highlights balance. I used both symmetry and asymmetry (and one of my favorite design elements - circles!) to create a balanced design about Riely's first day of third grade:
S U P P L I E S :
The bold colors and patterns of BasicGrey's Grand Bazaar were a little intimidating to work with at first, but I tried to balance them with equal doses of more solid patterns in pink, yellow, and white. I used groups of threes - three photos, three circles, three embellishments - to create the design and used varying sizes to create asymmetrical balance.
And i just now realized that the date on this page is wrong - it should be 2013! (oops!) Will have to grab my date stamp and change that!
There are many other design principles presented in this article, but what I think is so helpful is the visual example that accompanies each one. It's one thing to throw around fancy design terms, but seeing it executed can really lead to some a-ha moments!
I hope you'll download the magazine (or pick one up at your local scrapbook store if you can!) because it really is an awesome issue. I'd love to hear your feedback on this issue, too so let me know what you think. And have a wonderful weekend!