Kraft It Up – November 2012

There was a time when all of my layouts were minimalist in style, however now I seem to have found my groove in a flexible eclectic style that swings from busy to artsy to grungy to simple to the occasional minimalist layout reminiscent of a time long ago in my decade plus journey as a scrapbooker.

I couldn’t resist this months challenge at Kraft It Up – to create a layout using Kraft in a Minimalist style.

It is a common misconception that minimalist layouts take next to no time to create.  It is the exact opposite really, as balance is very important to express the layouts message whilst capturing the viewer’s attention and keeping the photograph/s as the focal point.  White space is a very valuable tool when creating minimalist layouts, and must be given the attention it commands or you run the risk of the layout appearing unfinished or messy.

I have had this photograph waiting to scrapbook on a thought-provoking minimalist layout since printing it in 2006.  I wanted to convey my message with a clean and uncluttered design, and journaling that conveyed my feelings of ore and thanks for one of the many blessings the Lord has granted us.

Supplies used:
Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Ink – Versacolor (Pinecone), Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Pen – Zig Writer (Chocolate)
Mist – Glimmermist (Tattered Leather)
Washi Tape – Hambly Screenprints
Stamps – Darkroom Door (Mesh Background), EK Success (Typewriter)
Metal embellishments – Prima

Alicia Redshaw

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  1. Great job. You’ve captured the minimal effect well. It sounds like it should be easy not putting so much on a page. Yes the balance is the key. Love the kraft cardstock. I’m looking forward to using it more often as well.

  2. Alicia, this is just great. Love the embellishments you have chosen to go along with your photo and the design is beautiful. You’ve done such a great job using negative space and the minimalist technique. Thanks so much for playing along 🙂

  3. You are so right Alicia, creating a minimalist layout can be tricky and takes more time for sure! You have done the style justice though, with a fabulous photo and beautiful journalling. Love it all – blessings x

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Hi, my name is Alicia Redshaw and I live in Gladstone, Queensland. I am married to the most amazing man, Quentin – who just happens to be my Business Partner too. We share four beautiful children, who are our reason for living the life we live. We own Scrapbook Fantasies and love that our lives are full of creativity and we get the opportunity to meet new people every day.

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