Scrapping with visual triangles by Kim Watson

Happy Saturday friends!!

I have another page to share with you today using the gorgeous July Hip Kits! Today I am going to explain a little about scrapbooking with visual triangles. First let me say that the stencil from Heidi Swapp & Abandoned Coral distress paint from Ranger found in the Color add-on kit, really spoke to me this month; I love the weird angles & triangle design. Teamed up with the dotted stencil & Cracked Pistachio distress paint found in the March color add-on kit, it made the coolest background for my page. Notice how I used the triangle as a doodle stencil too? Slightly offsetting the drawn shapes, gives such a funky result.

Summer in Europe by Kim Watson

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I decided on a central cluster arrangement for the photos, all layered with some of the cute Simple Stories frames found in the Embellishment add-on kit. Using the outside of the page design, I added other supportive clusters to help tell my story.

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The way I positioned the different alpha stickers with the enclosed brackets, creates one of the three text related clusters and the addition of the cork strip is part of yet another of the other visual triangles, they are vital for color & balance within the page design. Look closely, there are many to be found…I’ll give you a hint: camera’s, hearts, cherry red, orange.

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Aren’t the silver glittered alphas refreshing? They too are part of another of my visual triangles. So we have a bunch of them now together with the text, cork & silver glitter.

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Here is a close up of the stencils at work. By daubing a little paint onto a plate & adding water-mist to dilute the intensity then daubing with a sponge…the result is these lovely, ice-cream, mid tone shades.

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The third & final text related cluster…I used one of the journal cards I designed for the PL add-on kit. Not only does it add a lovely grounding, flash of black, but also adds the third camera for the camera cluster, orange for the orange cluster & cherry red for the cherry cluster. So if you haven’t already guessed, I love designing within the security of ‘visual clusters’. It is a sure way to end up with a balanced & well designed page.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have found this helpful! If you create a project using these principles, remember to share it with us all on the Hip Kit Member forum. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!

Kim Watson

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