Wednesday, May 23, 2012

the Sandbox...MME On the Sunny Side

Happy Wednesday!

I'm up on the MME blog today, where we are talking about 'Clustering'.  The DT was challenged to create layouts using clustering.  The real trick is knowing what is too much or too little.

Here is what I shared...


Clustering is a easy, fun way to add visual interest to your layout. When clustering, using coordinated embellishments makes it super easy. I like to cluster in odd numbers, such as three.



As you can see from my layout, the houses and brad banners are clustered together in threes. Using similar design elements, such as circles, squares or layers, you can also achieve a clustering effect. For example. I've punched 2 circles from the 'On the Sunny Side' collection, and added a circular chipboard element to create a circle cluster.


You can also cluster photos, patterned paper, or embellishments by arranging them on one side of the paper. Clustering them in this manner creates a linear feel. By clustering elements on your layout/card, you connect all parts of the layout or card to create a cohesive project.


Hop on over to the MME blog, and check out what Karen created.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!

8 comments:

Diana Waite said...

beautifully eye catching! LOVE the yellow background--WONDERFUL job on the challenge!

Karen said...

Just love all of your layouts Tina!
The clusters look fabulous and thanks for the tips :)

Ashley Horton said...

Great ideas for clustering Tina!! And I must say, that I really love all of the yellow on this layout!! :) And the stitching through your title is totally great...you always have the best details! :)

sandi said...

Love this! What a neat design and the mix looks just fab together!

Beth Hallgren said...

You have it down to an art! So cute:)

danni reid. said...

absolutely GORGEOUS tina♥

Helen Tilbury said...

Beautiful Tina! You always get the balance just right (sounds like Depeche Mode :)}

Debbi Tehrani said...

Such a sweet layout, and I loved your article for MME! Those little houses are darling. Wonderfully designed page, as always!

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