Thursday, April 28, 2011

Breaking All The Rules: Get Creative With Your Block Designs

Block designs offer us a great way to mix patterns and colors in our design and to squeeze more photos onto a layout--all while lending a sense of order to our pages.

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Because of their clean look you can get away with some pretty crazy things when sporting a block are a few case you feel like breaking the rules ;)

1. Get Loud... here's your chance to bust out those BOLD colors!

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2. Make a Scene... Life isn't always so clean and simple, if you like a little bit of clutter in your life, try building a scene around your block design.

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3. Get Busy... with your patterns, colors and embellishments I mean!

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4. Walk on the Wild Side... Don't worry, by pushing your block design aside you can make it the center of attention! 

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5. Don't Be a Square... try filling in one or even a few of your blocks with something decidedly not square.

6. Get Busted... using your block designs to bust a single photo into several pieces is one surefire way to make sure all eyes are on your "prime suspect."

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So how about it?!  When it comes to block designs do you keep on the straight and narrow or do you enjoy breaking a rule or two?


Tracy said...

I love that kind of layouts (block ones I mean). Will have to try and be a bit more adventurous.

Amy Kingsford said...

I love them too Tracy...whether you like things nice and tidy or you like to shake things up...they never really let you down! Thanks for stopping by!

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{eleise} said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! It gave me a chance to stumble onto your lovely blog!!! =)

PS. I'm pretty sure I could do a tie in a bigger size if needed =)

Also, so for all those deleted comments from me! My hubby kept signing me out of my account! =( lol.

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