Have you noticed the re-emergence of circles in scrapbook design lately?
Ali Edwards created a really interesting layout in her Hello Story workshop at Big Picture Classes a few weeks back. She punched four photos into circles and spread them out across the page and further embellished it with more circles. It was stunning and I tried to remember the last layout I created using a circle shaped photo.
But it’s been so long, I don’t remember the last time I did it.
I do remember rocking the circle Coluzzle back in the day. (Bonus points for anyone who remembers that contraption. I still have a few templates in my stash somewhere…) I cut my own photos into circles on many of my early layouts. But somewhere along the line, I left the shapes and embraced square and rectangle photos.
It did make me wonder over the status of the circle so I pulled up my Pinterest feed. Once I really started looking for them, I saw circles all over the place. I was quite shocked by just how many layouts are dominated by the circle. Here are just a few layouts with circles that I’ve pinned recently:
3. In this fun layout from Steph Richy, the circles span the length of the page and bridge the two background pattern papers.
5. In her layout for 2 Peas, Celine Navarro used a large circle in the background and created a fun pie chart that also serves as the journaling space. It’s a very clever and effective design element.
6. Here is another layout from Katie Ehmann from the Citrus Twist blog. The circles in this layout are a dominate design feature, sharing space but also directing the eye towards the photo.
All of these circle layouts have me wanting to give it a try myself!
Do you have big plans for the upcoming weekend? I am so happy it’s a holiday weekend and that I’ll have an extra day of catch up. I spent the entire month of August — except for weekends — down in South Florida training. My office in Orlando is just about ready for me so I won’t have to live out of a hotel four days a week anymore. While I have tried to scrapbook in my room in the evenings, it didn’t go well. So I’m going to make up for lost time this weekend and finish up some projects I have waiting on my desk — including a little something with circles!
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