Visual Triangle

One of my go-to rules when designing a layout is to incorporate a visual triangle of some sort. On this particular layout of my daughters at 9 months, I used color to create 5 visual triangles.

First, let's talk about my color choices in this layout. I combined the Homespun Chic and Artsy Urban collections. I love the rich blue in Artsy Urban and wanted to use black and white as accent colors (which again came from Artsy Urban). My girls had on yellow onesies so I knew that color would just pop off the page. I didn't really want to go with the red in Artsy Urban but thought the bright and flirty pink from Homespun Chic would do the trick. I brought the pink in with the border and felt flower.

Here are a few close-ups of my layout:

Now, let's look at my visual triangles. First, is a black visual triangle which is brought together by the felt flower, my journaling and my alphabet sticker title.

Here's a blue visual triangle, using the top and bottom borders and the felt flower again.

Now here's a pink visual triangle featuring the pink borders at the top of my layout and below the larger photo and the felt flower.

And a white visual triangle which is brought together with the Artsy Urban text patterned paper, the white in the pink border and the white in the collage of photos.

Finally, here's a yellow visual triangle featuring the yellow in the larger photo and smaller photos and the title.

As you can see, visual triangles are a great tool to keep a layout design fluid. It brings the eyes around a page and connects elements to each other. Additional supplies used: (American Crafts thickers, Pink Paislee alphabet stickers) Try incorporating visual triangles on your next layout!
Happy Designing!


  1. Cute, cute lo! love your explanation and use of the visual triangles!

  2. Sweet layout!!!!!! I love using visual triangles and your tutorial is fabulous!!!

  3. Cool tip! Great tutorial & darling layout!

  4. Great layout and I too love the visual triangle! TFS!

  5. What a sweet layout. Thanks for the tutorial on the visual triangle. I had not heard of this before. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Jill!
    Nice job on this one.

  7. So cool Jill! Love the concept and the LO!