I am a firm believer that every layout we view, paper or digital, can teach us something new. Once in a while, I’d like to have a teach-in, where I choose 10 layouts from a gallery and we all share one thing we learned from each layout. It doesn’t need to take a lot of time. There are no specific rules. Your responses can be serious or clever.
According to Wikipedia, teach-ins are meant to be practical, participatory, and oriented toward action. So simply share what you will take away from each of these lovely digital pages. You can click on each image to visit a larger version at the original source.
I learned that I can sometimes scale down elements to be extra cute.
I learned that fresh papers in timeless colors and patterns can work well with heritage photos.
I learned that a very well-placed stitches and tape can really anchor a dimensional page.
I learned that papers can be used like ribbons, in full strips across a page.
I learned that a bottom left shadow looks great and is not often used.
I learned how a nicely shadowed date marker provides great immediate context for a page.
I learned that beautiful photos should never play second fiddle to scrapbook products.
I learned that stitching makes a great frame for a photo.
I learned how changing the colors in a block of journaling is great for emphasis.
I learned how tucking photos under and over can give a realistic effect.
What did you learn?