52 Creative Prompts

52: Straight vs. Curved

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hope you had fun using last weeks creative prompt of putting yourself on the page!

This week's prompt is to:

Balance the Straight with Some Curves

I was working on a layout about how busy my young son is and wanted to include seven pictures. I had trimmed a few down to 4" x 4" and had left the rest as 4" x 6"s. I matted them all onto some Cheerful Storybox photo matts to give some bright pops of color, and arranged them on the page. But even though the photos were cute, it was too..."straight", and by straight, I mean boring! I tried placing some of the photos on an angle to make it a bit more dynamic, but it still was...straight. I knew I needed to break up all those straight lines with some curves.

So, I deliberately chose patterned papers with dots and large circles on them, embellished the page with some circular button elements and cut my title letters on the Cricut with a chunky, curvy font. After a little rearranging, the circle shapes softened all the straight edges of the matted photos and provided some much needed contrast and variety - which are both important elements of design. I don't think the layout is boring anymore and I love how the circles draw the eye throughout the entire two page spread.
Materials: Cheerful Power Palette (paper, photo mats and button elements) and Cheerful Seasons Cricut Cartridge (letters). All Creative Memories

So whether you are planning to scrapbook or papercraft this week, remember to balance the straight and the curvy for great results!

I also want to give you another prompt...to SHARE! Remember that I'd love to see how YOU interpret the prompt each week. Post a comment below with a link to see your straight and curvy project!

Have a great, creative weekend!




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