The Centered Design works especially well for a single photo. Matting, layering and clustering in the center provides the needed visual weight. My layout highlights a special moment between father and daughter on her wedding day. Cristina C. Scrap celebrates a special relationship, while Laura O’Donnell showcases a particularly adorable photo.
Centering a collage of photos is a sure fire way of making them the star of your page. Francine Clouden easily fits six photos on her layout, while Jennifer Hignite gathers five. Notice how both layouts feature pictures taken at different times and locations. I love these kinds of layouts!
One way to build a Centered Design is to start with a solid base in the middle, a basic square or rectangle, and build out from there. After establishing a focus in the center, it's easy to add different elements to fill in the page. I chose circles, a scalloped border and buttons to contrast with the center rectangles. A clean and simple design, yet very colorful.
Amy Coose, Christina and Jennifer all layer their squares and rectangles for an less formal look. Just another way to work the Centered Design over and over again and achieve a different result each time.
When it's time to embellish a Centered Design, small details can occupy white space and encourage your eye to travel around the page. In Summer Reads, I've created a diagonal flow by placing misting, brads, and wood veneer in the upper LH and lower RH corners. Christina favors stars and buttons in You & Me, and uses all kinds of fun bits to fill out her design on Lucky to Have You.
If you'd like to see a collection of centered designs collected from all over the online scrapping world, here's a link to my Pinterest board. Are you inspired to try your hand at a centered design on your next scrapbook page? Is the centered layout one of your Go To Designs?