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4. Simple to Stupendous!
Each month we show you two amazing ways to scrapbook no matter what your style!
This month the super talented Solange Marques has created these gorgeous layouts for us:
First she creates a simpler style with papers, chipboard, and stamping. Visual interest is created through masking which creates movement across the page. It's eye-catching and simple!
After stepping it up a notch Solange creates a page filled with lovely elements. Not only did she add more embellishments, but she also created tears on the top paper, added splashes of inks, and tucked in a few papers that she fussy-cut.
Both layoust are stunning in their own way so pick the one that fits your style and let it inspire you!
There are simple, clean scrappers and those who love to add lots of embellishments! We love seeing both styles so we asked the talented Steph Devlin to show us how she would create both versions with her own signature touches.
Simple to Stupendous
by Steph Devlin
Steph chose the gorgeous Firefly papers as the base for her layout. Adding one stunning photo keeps the layout clean and focused.
Steph also added a sweet masking technique to offset her trio of embellies.
Tip: A simple chipboard title running up the side of the photo finishes off the design with style.
To pop this layout up a notch Steph allowed more flowers to flow up the page, adding a wood bird, typo zipper pull and another birdcage.
Tip: Switch out the title or switch the orientation to help balance the extra embellishments.
Add a brightly-colored crystal swirl for extra pop at the bottom of your page!
You may have noticed that we have been doing a new feature titled, "Simple to Stupendous" here on the blog. Each month we ask one of our amazing design team members to create a gorgeous simpler-style layout. Then we ask them to take it up a notch and create a fuller-style which is simply stupendous. So, depending on which style you scrapbook in, there will be fresh inspiration for you!
This month Gerry van Gent has created two beautiful layouts just for us.
Gerry uses Tea Thyme papers, paper cut-outs, and journaling cards to accent her photo and create luscious layers.
Prima alphas add a title to the side and a few accents done with a pen finish off the design. This is perfection for a simpler style!
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