Title supplies from The Daily Digi member exclusive kit My Life At Play.
Every now and then, a page I am scrapping takes on a life of its own and ends up in a completely different direction than the one I had intended. Originally, this was going to be a simple page with lots of white space:
Clearly something happened! I really enjoy the “fullness” of the page though and it was very fun to scrap. It made me start to look for examples of other “full” pages.
Bronx Zoo by Gina
Gina used a blocked design to fit in 10 photos and lots of journaling. There is so much to see on this page! It shows that a page with “less” papers and elements can still be a very full page.
Attack of the Tiger by HeatherB
There is patterned paper, solid paper, trim, buttons, paper flowers, word art, journaling and more on this page! The bold solid yellow paper grounds the design and the white frames and white journaling mat make the photos and journaling easily visible.
Grandma’s House by YepBrook
The large central photo catches the eye first and then you start to notice the many smaller photos and lush layers of papers and trim. The flower accents and tucked-in date and location tags just add to the fullness of the page. I love how the title is on the negative space in the photo. Perfection!
The 5th Month by Aurian
What an amazing double-page spread! I love the mix of large, medium and small photos. The use of frames create focal points and the whimsical elements keep you looking around the page. The patterned paper, like the black polka-dots, is skilfully used to add punch to visual clusters.
Attitude by Kirstiegai
Working with a limited colour palette is a great way to incorporate many different layers without them visually competing with each other. There are many different arrows, flowers, stars and doodles on this page, but it is the title and the photo that are the focus, and these are visually joined by a large doodled arrow.
Forever and Always by Chocochoco
This page is stunning with all its beautifully layered flowers. I think part of the reason why it works is that the scrapbook artist repeated each unique flower, button and the leaves several times. It helps to maintain the cohesiveness of the page. Using a black and white photo also helps the picture to stand out among the colourful flowers.
Stuff My Mama Said by Diamndprincz
Each text spot on this page creates a visual cluster and there is just enough of the softly polka-dotted background paper poking through to gives the reader’s eyes places to rest. The gently faded and toned photos work with the soft colours on the page, allowing the brighter colours, like the reds, to pop.
Designing “edge to edge” is a bit intimidating. Part of the challenge is keeping the journaling and photos prominent on such full pages. I learned a lot by studying the work of the great scrappers highlighted above. I’m definitely going to try out this style again!