April 2023 Wk4 Scrapbook Page Layout

Posted by Linda Gransby on

April 2023 Wk4 Scrapbook Page Layout

Another beautifully clean and simple page for guest scrapbooker Angela.  She has used the page sketch to its full advantage, using the design to leave ‘white space’ around the main focal point images of the layout. While there are many design techniques we can use in scrapbooking, I particularly love the use of white space.

White space doesn’t have to be white – it refers to the areas in a design that are left blank, without any elements or embellishments. White space can be used to enhance the overall design by drawing attention to the elements that are present.

White space creates balance: A design that is cluttered with elements can be overwhelming to the eye. By using white space, you can create a sense of balance and harmony, making it easier for the viewer to take in the design.

White space emphasizes important elements: By leaving a lot of white space around a particular element, you can make it stand out and draw attention to it. This is particularly useful if you have a photo or embellishment that you want to be the focal point of your page.

White space adds visual interest: While it may seem counter intuitive, leaving areas of your page blank can make it more visually interesting. This is because the eye is naturally drawn to areas of contrast, and the blank space provides a contrast to the areas that are filled with elements. This technique can create a sense of calm and tranquility in your designs.

A final note, it’s important to remember that less is often more. You don't want to leave too much blank space, as this can make the design look empty or unfinished. Instead, aim for a balance between the elements and the white space.