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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Get In Shape for Summer!!

Shape plays an important part in scrapbooking, and is one of the fundamental design principles. Believe it or not, every shape can convey a message.

Our next challenge at Counterfeit Kit Challenge is all about shape! "Mini Challenge #3: Get in Shape Choose a shape to take center stage in your layout, card or mini album!"

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew right away I would use circles on my page. Circles are one of my favorite shapes to use in scrapbooking, and you will see them on many of of my pages. To me, they represent fun, and have such a pleasing roundness that I can't get enough of.

According to this article, the following can be said of circles.

"Circles suggest infinity. They are also protective (think of protective encircling arms). They can also denote free movement such as a rolling ball or a more controlled movement such as a spinning globe."

For my page, I cut my background cardstock into a big circle. I used a photo of our family taken at the beach on Easter, which I placed on top of a group of doilies cut from one of the sheets of patterned paper in my (it almost killed me to cut into this particular piece, but I got over it!). I like how the group of circles resembles a cloud, and looks as if the photo were floating on a cloud. I also used the round sew brads from my kit as circles for the doilies. I even used the word "circle" in my title!

I can't wait to see how you use shape on your projects!

4 comments:

Margie said...

I love doilies-and the brads that used for the centers are perfect!

S said...

Darling doilies - and brilliant brads!

Jimjams said...

Love those doilies - great idea for a page.

helen said...

more doiley love from me - it was definitely worth cutting that sheet up!