Saturday, January 11, 2014

Let's be brave and blog hop together!

Today is a very special day as Mixed Media Place and Scrap 365 decided to join forces in a fantastic adventure!
We would like to welcome you all to the Back to Basics Blog Hop!

 
The idea behind it is to encourage all those of you who are maybe new to the world of scrapbooking and perhaps feel overwhelmed with all the products and concepts.
So we are here to help! :)

Our January Blog Hop is all about layout composition principles. Ali found this fabulous prompt on Pinterest, courtesy of SuzyQ Scraps. It really sums up the beginning of every layout.


My part is the principle #2 i.e. the Rule of Thirds. I think it's the friendliest one of all. ;)
The concept is very simple really - there is this theory that the human eye naturally gravitates to intersection points that you can imagine when you split an image into thirds.
So all you have to do is to divide your area into thirds with two imaginary lines vertically and two lines horizontally making three columns, three rows, and nine sections. A sort of a grid to put it more simply. ;)
And then you take the elements you want to use and place them on or near the imaginary lines and where the lines intersect.
This composition will surely make your layout more dynamic and interesting.
But enough talking, here's my take on the idea:



If you look closer, you will be able to decipher my writing: "Yes, I'll be brave".
And these are exactly my wishes for you! :)
It doesn't matter if you have been scrapbooking for ten years or ten days...there's always something new to learn and for me, experimenting is one of the best parts of the whole creative adventure!
So don't hesitate! Simply try, you might actually surprise yourself! :)




Now, all you need to do be in with a shot of the prize is follow Scrap365 and Mixed Media Place blogs. Like us both on Facebook and leave a message on the Scrap365 blog telling us which layout principle you are going to try!
We would love to see your take on the principles so be sure to upload them to Scrap365 fb page!

So come with is and see how our fantastic DT members solved their composition.
Get ready for a lot of breathtaking inspirations!

Here is the list of super talented ladies who share their thoughts on the rest of the principles:


Anai: http://anai.pl/blog/

And yes, of course - there are delicious mixed media prizes to either add to your stash or to get you started. :)


The blog hop runs till midnight on Monday and the winners will be announced on Wednesday the 15th.

We are so looking forward to seeing your works created with our help.
Have fun and remember - Be Brave! :)
Hugs


40 comments:

Elaine coustley said...

You have made the rule of thirds work really well. This layout is just beautiful.x

Editor, Scrap365 said...

Totally, totally stunning Anna :) This is a glorious example of the rule of thirds. There are so many delicious details!! Thank you so much for being a huge part of the Blog Hop and 'being brave'!! You are a star :)

Agnieszka Arnold said...

Cudowna praca! Bardzo Inspirująca :)
i Ja spróbuje swoich sił i zrobię swoje pierwsze LO.

kissinia said...

Great idea overall. Thanks for sharing. Rule of thirds is the one I love the most. Have a nice day, Finn :)

justi said...

Bardzo inspirująca praca. Uwielbiam te wszystkie maluśkie doodelki w Twoich LOskach.
Biegnę dalej!!! Pohopsać.

Peg Hewitt said...

Swoon.....
Stunning page!

c.szyba said...

beautiful example, bye from France,
Pitchoune

Buttons said...

Getting these rules into my head will really help with card making too. Thank you for explaining/showing this so well. Jenny x

Michelle said...

YUMSVILLE!!! M x

Jimjams said...

Wonderful page - SO much to savour.

Pascale B. said...

Each one of your creations is perfection !!!

Olddutch said...

Beautiful lay out!
How would this 'principle of thirds' work on an A4 lay out? I suppose it doesn't matter?
Thank you for inspiring me.

said...

thank you for the great explanation, your works are always stunning!

Eila Sandberg said...

Always such a joy to come for a visit Anna! and always leaving profoundly inspired by your talent. I know you are having a ball in Anaheim while at the moment, looking forward to all the snapshots of FB! have fun, travel safe! xoxox

Jayne said...

Stunningly gorgeous.....I could just sit and absorb the details for hours! Thanks for sharing.

Carolyn Stephenson said...

Fabulous layout. Love how you have done the horizontal and vertical lines, I can see exactly how the rule of thirds works. Great colours and all those layers are a delight.

Reflective Art Studio said...

This is beautiful... Love the rule of thirds. Thank you for this wonderful hop. Sarinda

Caroleanne Wright said...

Love these tips, hopefully we cant go far wrong!!

Caroleanne Wright said...

love this hop ,love your tips, love the triangle thing,

langeatheart said...

I am a huge fan of your work and think this is a fabulous idea. You're right it is intimidating all the different techniques and products out there. I might try focal point or repitition not sure yet. But I do know that I am already learning a lot so thank you for that! All the best! Pam

butterfly said...

A glorious layout, Anna - and the basic composition diagrams are so useful. Fantastic prizes on offer, but I think as a non-Facebooker, I'm not going to be able to play sadly.
Alison xx

Wrightboysmum said...

Stunning LO. Thanks for sponsoring a great hop. I,m hoping to try alignment.

butterfly said...

I thought I was already here! Beautiful layout - so clear how the principles help to create the composition - and a wonderful idea for a bloghop. Thank you for the inspiration, as always!
Alison x

nicoleqmullen said...

Stunning page, love the colours!

Maakari said...

You are so awesome!! This blows me away, stunning work :)

Helen Tilbury said...

What an outstanding page! Lovely!! Great example of the rule of thirds too...

Rebecca Ednie said...

It's so beautiful. Such a shame the picture was so big I can't see it all at once on my iPhone.

Rebecca Ednie said...

Such a gorgeous page! Shame I can't see the whole pic at once on my iPhone!

Paula said...

Stunning layout, as always...so love your layers & textures.

Lisa Lucchese said...

beautiful layout!

Birgit Schweitzer said...

Awesome page - LOVE your work!

Sarah Lynch said...

Stunning layout as usual! Thank you for explaining the rule of 3rds, I never really understood that!

Monica said...

I liked your choice.
This turned out very well.

Riikka Kovasin said...

Stunning piece! I love the white background and the color scheme you've used! <3

Amante del Papel said...

You're so great, You have made the rule of thirds work really well.

Lainie Michel said...

Truly a dynamic, artistic illustration of the rule of thirds. Your work always ignites my imagination!

Annie Claxton said...

Wow! I've missed the blog hop, but still enjoying looking at all the posts - this page is just amazing, the kind of thing I would love to be able to do. Thanks so much for sharing your inspiration :o)

Donelda said...

I love all your projects and products!

morningDove said...

i so needed this design tips page today. thank you for the rule of thirds. love your work. my assemblage on CJS is finally finished.
http://morningdew15-morningdove.blogspot.com/2014/01/whats-your-angle.html

would love to have your suggestions for making it better.

Line said...

AMAZING. I have no words for describe all of your creations.
p.s excuse my english: i'm french :-)