The super flu/cold bug has hit my family this week. My hubby and son both got flu shots this year but we certainly got hit with something nasty. Fever and coughs all around! But enough about my misery and on to today’s scrapbook layout post.
Geometric shapes have been all the rage the last few years. Hexagons, triangles, grids, and more have all received some nice attention in art, design, and paper crafting. Of course, scrapbooking has always used shapes in their basic structure and patterns. I love how the shapes themselves can become a focus of a layout rather than a background pattern. This layout uses the contrast of both “hard” geometric shapes and “softer” shapes such as ovals and circles.
Mixing and matching shapes, textures, and elements is a part of every good design. In this layout, I have made use of repetitive shapes while also mixing it up in order to create harmony and a flow to the overall page. You don’t necessarily have to repeat shapes to create flow, but the repetition in this case added both unity and decoration.
So how do you use shapes as decorative accents? I am pretty partial to the hexagon (evidence is in the website header, lol). Do you have a favorite shape for use in either crafting or decorating?
Have a great weekend!