Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Layout of the Week #47- Using White Space

     Today in our Layout of the Week, we're going to be utilizing white space.
     If you don't know what I'm talking about, I'm refering to the blank space on a page.

     Sometimes I feel that I need to completely cover my 12"x12" layout with photos, pattern paper, and everything else. I'm sure you've noticed that I tend to like a "busy" look on my layouts. Today, I'm challenging myself not to do that.

Here's the layout we'll be creating. Look at all that unused space. Pretty huh?

To make this layout, you'll need:
one 12"x12" piece of cardstock (doesn't have to be white- I'm using the term "white space" loosely)
one piece of pattern paper measuring 12" long by 5 1/2 " tall
journaling card ( an index card will do)
title sticker (can use a pre-printed title or letter stickers)
a few random coordinating stickers

I got my stickers and journaling card from these two pieces. I love papers like the one on the right- they come with all kinds of journaling cards on one sheet.

First adhere your pattern paper to the top of the cardstock.

Now take your journaling card and adhere it towards the bottom right corner.

Then overlap part of your card with your title. I used a preprinted title, but you could use letter stickers as well.

Now place your photos across the bottom of the pattern paper. I really trimmed mine so I could fit four, but it would be easier to go with three that measure about 4" wide and 3 1/2" tall.
Feel free to alternate the heights of the photos when you adhere them.

If you haven't already, write on your journaling card. Add an embellishment near the title and at the lower left corner of the cardstock.
Ta-da! We're done! The white space really allows the photos to take center stage, don't you think?
     If you enjoyed this tutorial, feel free to stop by next Wednesday for another one. I try to post a new scrapbook layout tutorial every week.

     Thanks for stopping by and God bless.

But those who wait on the Lord,
they shall inherit the earth.
Psalm 37:9
This post is linked to Too Much Time On My Hands, My Repurposed Life, Tater Tots and Jello, and The Dedicated House.


Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That is really pretty! I should scrap, but I just haven't gotten into it yet. But, I love looking at it. Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this great post at my Make it Pretty Monday party which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

VMG206 said...

Neat layout! I love the white space. Great papers, too.
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Morgaine Ford-Workman said...

What a cute layout! I'll have to keep it in mind when I head to a Crop for Autism next weekend!
Morgaine from Madcap Frenzy