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Saturday, January 11, 2014

Blog Hop Scrap365 + Mixed Media Place

Welcome to the Back to Basics Blog Hop!

This month the brilliant DT from Mixed Media Place has teamed up with Scrap365 and their brilliant magazine DT.


Finn has very kindly donated a marvellous prize to either add to your stash or to get you started.



All you need to do to be in with a shot of the prize is follow Scrap365 and Mixed Media Place blogs. Like us both on Facebook and leave a message on the Scrap365 blog telling us which layout principle you are going to try! We would love to see your take on the Principles so be sure to upload them to the Scrap365 Facebook page :)

Our January Blog Hop is all about layout principles. Ali found this fabulous prompt on Pinterest, courtesy of SuzyQ Scraps http://suzyqscraps.com/. It really sums up the beginnings of every layout. 


So come with us and see how this sketch turns into some glorious pieces of art :)

Before you visit Tusia's blog I would like to show you my page, made after principle number 4.


Picture and text is in the center of the page and where the picture is above the text/title. I guess the golden section comes in handy to this kind of design. Make sure the text stays inside the with of the image. It is also important to make sure the square you decide to fill with design has its centre a tiny bit above the middle line of the background paper. That way the design will have the correct golden section. When I make pages with this in mind, I do like to use lots of layers to make the page interesting. It is important to not put all the paper directly above each other, but put them slightly to one side. When you put the picture on top, make sure it is centre to the design square and background paper. The picture is my son having a coffee break while filling the garage with firewood. 
I found the perfect pattern paper with woodgrain for the theme.
I've used various layers of papers and on top added some heavy gesso
When Gesso was dry I added some splashes with orange watercolor 
Finally adding the picture and embellishment like arrow, stars, clock, picture frame and title. 
Thank you for looking and of you go to Tusia 


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25 comments:

  1. Love this layout. I have never given these principles a thought, really I didn't know about them .Love the layers under the photo.x

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  2. This is FANTASTIC Linda!! Your layout perfectly represents the principle and it was so interesting to read about how to execute it. Thank you so much for being part of our Blog Hop...you ROCKED it! :)

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  3. Thanks for sharing Linda. I did not try this principle for some reason... Will think about it :) kissinia

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  4. Great description and some clever design ideas to follow here. Jenny x

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  5. I love this piece for soooo many reasons!
    coffee theme obviously ;)
    love all the orange accents and how the whole things works together. it's great how you showed that this principle doesn't need to be all straight lines and order.

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  6. #4 does indeed work every time - love the messiness.

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  7. Fabulous and love the texture of it M x

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  8. Your layout gives me total understanding of how #4 works every time :)

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  9. awesome page and thanks for the great explanation, I didn't know those rules :)

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  10. Thanks for the invite Linda! have never thought about all the principles that I did know existed, all my pages just morph as I go along. Love all of your work! xoxo

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  11. Very cool Linda, especially like the splashes of Gesso and watercolour. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I like this technique I think it's one I could follow. I love your layout and appreciate the time you've spent explaining things. All the best! http://mybeaner.blogspot.ca/

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  13. Lovely LO. Thanks for the tutorial. I,m going to try alignment I think.

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  14. Such a vibrant lively page - and a great demo for Principle 4... Love those gesso splashes. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Alison x

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  15. Superb page, love that woodgrain!!

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  16. Brilliant! I love your use of the gesso & such a lovely mix of papers!

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  17. This is such a cool page and great description of the design principle! Happy to have found you, new follower...

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  18. Great choice and love the bold color.

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  19. I love this! Really wonderful touches of gesso!

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  20. I love how principle 4 can really be so interesting - you wouldn't think so, but your layout shows so much visual interest. Thank you for new perspective.

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I want to thank every single one of you for taking the time to comment on my work, it's much appreciated!!