White Space

>> Monday, August 15, 2011





"White space is often referred to as negative space. It should not be considered merely 'blank' space'...it is an important element of design. The use of negative space is key to aesthetic composition."
This is the Wikipedia description of 'white space' and pretty much explains one of the design elements we often use in our crafting projects. I love working with 'white space' and have created a couple of Layouts showing the use of this key element.
My first Layout 'Special Times' has a lot of negative space towards the bottom half of the Layout whereas my other Layout has the negative space around the photo towards the left, top and bottom of the page. Most embellishments are grouped together in clusters or anchored somewhere on the page. I don't tend to place them just anywhere or by themselves as this will look unbalanced.
I also like to repeat some of my embellishments or design elements, like the circles and butterflies in the second Layout 'Sunshiny Day' or the little punched flowers in the 'Special Times' Layout.
I would love to see some of you posting your Lily Bee projects on our Facebook page using 'white space'!!
Have a great week!

Supplies ('Happy Times'):
Lily Bee: Picket Fence 'Fresh Air' paper
Lily Bee: This & That 'Pretty Fabric' paper
Lily Bee: This & That 'Milk Bottle' paper
Lily Bee: This & That ABC Stickers
Lily Bee: This & That Mixed Cardstock Stickers
Lily Bee: Happily Lost 'Hammock' paper
Stationery: 'Oatmeal' and 'Butter' paper
Hello Sunshine: Rub-ons
Lovely: Chipboard Stickers

Supplies ('Sunshiny Day'):
Lily Bee: Picket Fence 'Fresh Air' paper
Lily Bee: Picket Fence 'Porch Swing' paper
Lily Bee: Picket Fence 'Verandah' paper
Lily Bee: Picket Fence 'Cottage Garden' paper
Lily Bee: Picket Fence Mixed Cardstock Stickers
Lily Bee: Picket Fence Acrylic Stamps
Stationery: 'Butter' paper


3 comments:

Linda Barber August 15, 2011 at 3:40 PM  

Fabulous layouts, Katja. I'm a big fan of white space! :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) August 16, 2011 at 7:04 AM  

These are gorgeous layouts. Love the white space. :)

Cindy August 16, 2011 at 1:49 PM  

super cute pages Katja!

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