Happy Friday everyone! This week has been all about incorporating trends on your latest project! I decided to focus on the very popular trend of using shapes on your layout. Triangles, circles, and arrows to be exact!
I love arrows. They draw your eye to a specific spot and they convey so much movement. I decided to create my own on the layout below.
Want to make some of these big arrows of your own? They are easy to replicate because they are built of simple shapes!
Start your arrow off from the back by gathering one of the chipboard sticker banners from any new collection. Place it on it's side and you have the end of the arrow. I created the middle by cutting a rectangle the same width as the chipboard. I make it less blocky, I cut on a diagonal along the top sides, making a small tag of sorts.
To create the arrowhead, I just punched out a square using any coordinating patterned paper. Cut the square in half along the diagonal to make two triangles.
Put all the pieces together to make arrows like the ones on my page!
You can vary the size of your arrows by shortening or lengthening the middle rectangle. To add interest, cut one of the premade arrows from the Flip Flops paper. Have that arrow serve as the arrowhead! I chose the word "This" and made it a part of my title. To make the title arrow pop, outline it with black pen and a ruler. You have instant impact.
I incorporated circles and triangles around the page as well, purposefully placing them where I wanted to draw the eye! Using repeating elements can really ground a page and make it all cohesive.
Supplies: Pinwheel (Papers: Picnic Basket, Apricot Tree, Jump Rope, Flip Flops; Chipboard Stickers; Circle & Tag Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers), Sweet Shoppe (Paper: Pink Mint, Cotton Candy, Marshmellow, Candy Stick; Label Stickers), Destination (Paper: Passport, Embellishment Bundle Twine)
So...embrace a trend...use simple shapes to make your page unique!