Monday, July 26, 2010

Angle-licious! Tilting your way to beautiful beginner scrapbooking layouts.

Remember how I said asymmetry is the new black?  Well, I meant it.  And tilting is the new asymmetry.  Are you confused yet? 

Here's the beauty of asymmetry and tilting: they can make a layout look really fancy and you don't need to use a lot of embellishments in order to get a really dynamic look. This tilted layout idea was suggested in 52 More Scrapbooking Challenges.

For this layout, I used one large piece of brown paper to mat all three photos.  The photos themselves are aligned straight on the brown paper, but the brown paper is tweaked just a bit on the pink paper.  To compliment the angle of the brown paper, I snipped off long skinny triangles. 

You can see that after I cut the triangles, I set them away from the rest of the brown paper just slightly.  If you are using a paper that has a pattern on it, make sure to line the pattern up when you glue down your triangles. 

These photos make me realize how lucky I am to have such an amazing family.  The pictures were taken by the San Diego Harbor and we went to see Nora Jones in concert later that evening.  (Nora Jones, BTW, is incredible live.)  I loved, loved, loved that evening.  *Ahhh, tear.*

Okay, enough with the sentimentality.  Scrapbooking isn't for the faint-hearted. ;-)
Try angling some of your other items, too.  The title (see above) is diagonal, as are the journaling tags.

Finalize with some embellishments.  Again, the focus on a layout like this one is the tilting... you don't want to detract from your amazing angle work with a bunch of embellishments, do you?  Embellishments can truly come from anywhere... Buttons (which are my favorite) tend to always accompany new clothes.  I don't know about you, but I typically don't just randomly lose buttons on clothes, so I have a huge stash of them.  Plus, they are super cheap to buy from craft stores... or you can just go shopping and buy a bunch of new clothes - for the sake of acquiring buttons, of course.  I also took apart some awesome 80's earrings (courtesy of mama Jacque) and glue-dotted those bad boys right next to the buttons.  Simple but chic.  Just my style.

So what do you think?  Do you like the angled look? 

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