Saturday, January 10, 2009

One of my favourite (and hence, most used) design elements in scrapbooking is the visual triangle. What is a visual triangle, you ask? A visual triangle is an arrangement of 3 repetitions (could be a particular embellishment such as a button or brad, colour or shape) in a triangle on the layout. The idea is that the repetition leads your eye around the layout, allowing your eye to “rest” on different areas of the page, while drawing it to the centre of the triangle. Most often, your triangle will be around the photo/s, drawing your eye to the main photo focal point, but this is not always the case.

Let's look at a few examples I found in the gallery...

On my “Must Be Love” layout, I have created a visual triangle with the yellow circles. I have placed it in such a way that it leads the eye from the title to the photos, to the journalling.

Kris has created a visual triangle on her beautiful “Family” layout with the black embellishments clusters and title.

The green circles in Maryanne's “Proud of You” layout creates a triangle drawing attention to the photo, but also the title.

The sky blue embellishments on Natallie's “City Limits” layout creates a close visual triangle, bringing the focus on the lovely central photo.

Mel has actually got two visual triangles going on her “Just One Hand” layout, all leading the eye to her gorgeous photos. One is the cluster of flowers; can you pick the other?

I can't wait to see you use visual triangles on your layouts. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed the first installment of The Tenth Tute. Tune every month on the tenth for more great design tutes from Kreative Team Members.


aussiescrapper said...

I love it, the actual pointing out of the visual triangle in our own layouts is such a great idea, makes the whole concept easy to understand, looking forward to each month's new tute.

Kris said...

You have done a terrific job on this Amy - well done!!