Hi! It's Wilna here with today's tutorial on some design principles. Now, we all know the basics more or less but i want to talk about repetition in scrapbook design today. Repetition is one of the most important design principles along with colour, line, shape, texture etc. What makes repetition so appealing in scrapbook design is because of the fixed size in which we mostly scrapbook. (For me it's 12"x12"). Using repetition in variations is not only interesting, but necessary to avoid monotony. When Variation is introduced (using the same shape or colour even) it intrigues the eye and create some fun and exciting possibilities. The individuality of each element will be considered. But most importantly, the whole will still be more then the sum of the parts… and is that not our ultimate goal when creating a scrapbook page? We don't want someone to say… "wow, that's an awesome square of patterned paper…" but rather " wow, that's a beautiful page!".
So for this tutorial on repetition, i created this page using squares. Believe it or not, but in this single page, there are 26 actual squares and another few visible squares. See how the title and journaling creates a visual square within itself.
On a different note, i got an iPhone this week and it has the most amazing camera. So the page is about Chase Jarvis' philosophy that the best camera is the one you have with you. Let's use them much more!! happy summer!
love and a kiss