Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Symmetry & Repetition

Although I did not complete Cathy Zielske's Design Your Life 2.0 workshop this summer, I did create a few layouts using some of the digital templates provided with the class (along with some digital papers and embellishments from my stash).

This asymmetrical layout has the same design as the First Time Ice Skating layout I shared previously. I love how the digital format allowed me to use a photo for the background. And, of course, the memories from our glamping adventure make me smile!

For the symmetrical layout, I chose to highlight then and now photos from our wedding day and our 15th anniversary. The original template had the photos and journaling switched, however I wanted us to be looking into the layout and felt pretty accomplished that I got it all turned around correctly.

Repetition is what makes this next layout stand out - all those layered hearts draw the eye to the photos from National Scrapbook Day earlier this year. I added an extra border around this layout as well as the border strip at the bottom. Finally, I'm learning how to modify templates and add a little of my own touches.

Did you participate in DYL 2.0? Have you created any digital layouts lately?


  1. All are great layouts. In the first one, I like the enlargement as the background paper, adds drama & having the smaller photos backed with black really draws the eye in. Your second layout, well just wonderful because it's celebrating love, but nice colour combo, the grey really complements the red & relaxes the eye. And the last one is very cheerful in colours & embellishments.

  2. This might have been a "new" class, but I immediately recognized the templates from the course I took with her many years ago. The album from that class is one of my favorites. It includes a variety of subjects across many years, but is filled with happy memories. I love the way you used a photo for the background of the first layout!


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