I love that she then went on to say that it wasn't until she'd become more comfortable with scrapbooking that she was less likely to cover the entire sheet of cardstock with something." For myself, I've only recently been "playing" with the idea of "white space" in my scrapbook layouts, so I was delighted when I learned the technique we would use on our May GCD Studios Design Team projects was this very technique...White Space!
|Using White Space|
The foundation for the layout and the patterned paper mat under the photograph are "Sunday Morning" and "Chocolate Bunnies" from the Youthful Eggsuberance Collection (who says you can't use Easter-themed papers for more than just Easter, right?!!) and for added interest, I used bits of "Test Your Luck" and "The World's Greatest" from the Fun House Collection. With the exception of the simple banner (created with a triangle punch) at the top left of the page, I chose to group the photo and other elements together to create the white space in this layout.
I have to admit, I'm starting to feel a bit more comfortable with this whole "white space" technique, next time I might even try creating it with something other than white cardstock.... because, I'm daring like that... kinda.