Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Monochromatic Scrapbook Layout

I have been really busy (so what else is new) working on samples, class content and Layouts for the SDU class I will be teaching beginning September 8th. This is a sample that I made that uses a number of great design elements.

I took inspiration for the layout from the Close To My Heart sketch book called Cherish. If you have never seen these books, you must check them out. The sketches, tips and ideas are invaluable. This layout is done in a monochromatic color scheme. What that means is all the colors used are in the same color family. I selected a variety of shades and tints of the same color to complete the page. I purposely selected colors in the "red-pink" range because the story told on the layout is that of a cruise I took on the "Love Boat." The Pacific Princess or "Love Boat" was the setting for the Sit Com "The Love Boat." The cruise sailed to Bermuda. I wanted to focus on the ship but did not want the viewer to forget that destination of the cruise. Bermuda just screams "pink," hence the color scheme. The colors used are all CTMH and include Baby Pink, Blush, Barn Red and featured is the new shade Smoothie.

To add texture and depth to the layout, I scored the Smoothee sheets on the 1/2 mark and sanded the paper as a highlight. I repeated the "heart" embellishment three times. Repeating elements in threes is a basic design technique. I also added the flower borders to once again remind that the cruise sailed to Bermuda.

This is my favorite element of the page. I found an anchor on my computer, printed and cut it out. The "chain" is chain stitched hemp and I added the heart just as the heart was positioned on the anchor in the opening credits of the TV show. Cute? :o) What do you think?

I'll be highlighting more samples and techniques that will be covered in the SDU class as time goes on. I hope to eventually get a card done too! For Now, Happy Crafting!

1 comment:

Nancy Keller said...

Love it love it Cindy!!! What a cute anchor and chain. :) Thanks for sharing your super great layout!