Welcome! This week at Write. Click. Scrapbook. we're going to explore the topic of scrapbook design. I'm Sue Althouse, and I'll be your host, along with plenty of help from the WCS creative team.
I was introduced to the concept of a Go To Design a couple of years ago by Debbie Hodge over at Masterful Scrapbook Design. She described it as simply “a familiar way of arranging elements on the page”. A Go To Design can help you scrap more efficiently, and as we will see this week, a familiar design can be re-worked in so many ways. It need never be boring!
Here’s our schedule for the week.
Monday: Band Design
Tuesday: Centered Design
Wednesday: Diagonal Design
Thursday: Rectangle Design
Friday: Shelf Design
Let’s get started with today’s Go To Design, the Band Design. So exactly what is a band? Unlike the shelf, (which we will cover on Friday) a band spans the entire page, either horizontally or vertically. So many ways to use this design. For instance...
#1. Let the photos themselves form the band.
#2. Show off a series of action shots or candid moments.
#3. Create the band with patterned paper and layer everything else on top
Once you create a basic band design as a background element, you can go to town with the layering, as I did in So Blessed. Amy Coose grounds her layered cluster to the page using a simple band. So pretty.
#4. Use a vertical orientation and stack your element from top to bottom
Using a die cut shape or stacking words are just two ways to create a vertical band. Jennifer unites two photo clusters with her title and journaling in the middle. So many options!
If you'd like to see a collection of band 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 band design on your next scrapbook page? Is the band one of your Go To Designs?