Revealing Setting

Setting plays such an important role in our photographs and therefore in our scrapbooking. When creating a page, there are many ways to convey the feeling of your setting through color, shape, and texture.

Take a look at this page.

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The title and journaling state that these photos were taken at a state park in North Carolina called Hanging Rock. One picture shows two people (my husband and son) walking up a trail and the other picture reveals a view from the top of a peak. But those are not the only elements on this page that reveal the setting.

Since the photographs show the contrast on the trail of the shadows under the trees and the sun in the open areas, I used a mixture of dark and light patterned papers. The colors are mostly muted like the trees and other vegetation, with a few bright hues like the occasional flowers along the path.

The patterned papers at the top of the page are cut at a diagonal to represent the many steps we navigated up the trail. The strips also hang down from the top of the page reminiscent of the tree branches over our heads.

To further the feeling of being in the woods, I used a patterned paper with a woodgrain texture and several wood veneer pieces. The flower is made with a natural fabric and a wood button.

To learn more about revealing setting through color, shape, and texture, visit Get It Scrapped. A membership will get you access to a huge library of design classes and e-books including “Visual Storytelling,” a course that teaches how to reveal setting and other elements through product choices and page composition.

Now go create!


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