Hi there everyone. Marcy here with a little tip on balance for you today.
I am madly in love with the carnival ads in the Midway Miscellany pack but realize that they are considerably large elements to use on a scrapbooking page and might be intimidating to some. I wanted to show you all how I used one on my page and kept everything balanced at the same time.
Originally my page started with a lot of Witch Hazel. Slowly the Midway worked itself in too. The Strongman die cut was perfect for my theme so I decided to see if I could make them work together.
Here's the page that I finished up with.
I knew I wanted a photo in the middle and the carnival die-cut on the right. But what to do with that left side?
The best idea to keep balance was for me to have the left side carry as much weight as the right side. I decided to do this using multiple chipboard buttons.
Each button on their own is really small compared to the die-cut... but together they carry the same weight.
You can see that the photo remains balanced even though the items on other side are totally different.
I added multiple buttons to the left side and layered one over my photo mat for added interest. All that business makes that side of the page feel equally as heavy.
So, consider items of all sizes when you're creating. Balance a "heavy" side of your page with a large empty space or a cluster of small items. As long as there's balance it'll work itself out. Don't forget about your photos either. They can also work as larger items would and balance out little details.
What are your favorite tricks for creating balance on your pages?