HOW TO | CREATE A BALANCED SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

CREATING A BALANCED SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT WITH 'JUST GO'

THIS SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT ABOUT MY RECENT FLIGHT TO MO TITLED 'JUST GO' IS A 6" X 12" SPREAD THAT WORKS WELL BECAUSE OF ITS BALANCE. TO ACHIEVE THIS BALANCE, I'VE USED A COUPLE NOTES SO KEEP READING IF YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW YOU, TOO CAN MAKE A BALANCED SPREAD IN NO TIME!

CREATING A BALANCED SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT WITH 'JUST GO' | THE PAPER CURATOR

CREATING A BALANCED SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT WITH 'JUST GO' | THE PAPER CURATOR

STEP ONE:

PICK YOUR IMAGE

THE FIRST THING I ALWAYS START WITH ON MY PAGE IS MY IMAGE. BY SIZING AND PLACING THIS FIRST, IT HELPS YOU TO ALIGN AND SCATTER THE REST OF YOUR ELEMENTS EVENLY THROUGHOUT THE PAGE.

STEP TWO:

MAIN GRAPHICAL ELEMENTS

SECOND, I PLACED MY LARGER GRAPHIC ELEMENTS (THE CIRCLES) BECAUSE THEY PLAY A LARGE ROLL IN THE PLACEMENT OF MY JOURNALING. I CENTERED ONE ON THE CORNER OF MY IMAGE, AND THEN PLACED THE OTHER AT A SLIGHTLY LARGER SCALE DROPPING OFF THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE. 

STEP THREE:

WORDS - TITLE + JOURNALING

THIRD I PLACED MY JOURNALING AND TITLE. I KEPT THEM IN THE SAME TYPEFACE (HELVETICA NEUE OF COURSE!) AND THEN ADDED SOME EMPHASIS TO THE TITLE BY FRAMING THE NAVY BLUE FONT IN WHITE AND CONNECTING THE LETTERS OF GO TO THE 'S' AND THE 'T' OF 'JUST' TO MAKE IT FEEL LIKE ONE ELEMENT. 

 

ONCE THE TYPOGRAPHICAL ELEMENTS WERE IN PLACE, I TIGHTENED UP THE ALIGNMENT OF EVERYTHING FITTING MY JOURNALING CLOSELY BETWEEN THE FRAME OF THE IMAGE AND THE CIRCLE GRAPHIC. I ALIGNED THE TEXT FROM MY TITLE AND CIRCLE GRAPHIC ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE AND ALIGNED THE BOTTOM CIRCLE ELEMENT WITH THE 'T' IN 'JUST'

 

STEP FOUR:

THE FINISHING TOUCHES

FOR THE FINAL HOORAH! I ADDED A STRIP WITH COORDINATING COLORS ACROSS THE TOP TO BALANCE THE CROPPING OF THE CIRCLE ELEMENT AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE, THE 'BON VOYAGE' DETAIL FROM LITTLE LAMM & CO ONTO MY PHOTOGRAPH, AND SOME STAPLES THROUGHOUT TO ROUND IT OUT.

 

THAT'S IT, FOLLOW THESE EASY STEPS TO GET A LAYOUT THAT IS SPOT ON!

CREATING A BALANCED SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT WITH 'JUST GO' | THE PAPER CURATOR

CREATING A BALANCED SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT WITH 'JUST GO' | THE PAPER CURATOR


I HOPE THESE STEPS WILL BE EASY TO FOLLOW AND YOU'LL GET MORE BALANCED LAYOUTS IN YOUR OWN WORK! IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR CONCERNS, PLEASE DROP THEM BELOW, I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! TILL NEXT TIME...