Friday, March 30, 2007

... the article I did last week for the Everyday Digital Scrapbooking blog.

How to create flow using photographs

Scrapbook pages should be pleasing to the eye, drawing the attention through the layout. One way to achieve this, is to create flow on a layout using the photographs themselves. I created this layout using a series of photographs of my friends son playing at the local park.

supplies: papers + journalling tab - shabby princess (wonderful kit); chipboard alpha
- Kim Hill CG essentials (recolored); font - SP wonderful wendy (
  • The vertical paper behind the photographs draws the attention to the photo's, whilst uniting the page elements and photo's
  • Three 4x6 photo's placed in sequential order draw our eye across the page
  • Note also how the subjects movement draws our eye across and down the page toward the title and journalling
  • I find that using photographic flow for layouts works well with action shots such as these where the subject is constantly moving.
A simple page with standard 4x6 photo's can become something wonderful with directional flow through the layout. Try it yourself!

Here is a layout done with the digital template I provided for this sketch article! The details for which we included in Wednesdays newsletter, and in the newsletter for the EDS blog.

Digital Layout by Krista Pearl
Credits: Vertical Mattes - Faith True, Green Dots, Faith, Hope, and Charity; Background - Faith True Circles, Faith, Hope, and Charity; Photo Matte - Faith True Stripes, Faith, Hope, and Charity; flower Petals - Traci Sims, Flower 1, Summer Lovin'; Flower Centers - Traci Sims, Gem 1 and Gem 3, Summer Lovin'; Edge Overlay - Linda Gil Billdal, Textured Edge 7, Textured Edge Overlays; Word Art - Vicki Stegall Designs, Blessed Shadow, 52 Inspirations Oscraps Week 10; Title font - MA Sexy by Margarete Antonio with stroke added;Template - Di Hickman, March-Flow (March Template 2)


grambie March 30, 2007 at 4:05 PM  

Thanks for the wonderful tutorial on creating flow in layouts. Every little bit helps when you are trying to design & this definitely is more than a little bit. Again, Thanks!!

Kim Hill March 31, 2007 at 8:23 AM  

Nice article! Thanks so much for using my alpha on the first layout. I truly appreciate it. :)

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