5.02.2010

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!
Jill

9 comments:

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

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

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  3. Cool tip! Great tutorial & darling layout!

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

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

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  6. Hi Jill!
    Nice job on this one.

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

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