Friday, October 19, 2012

Negative Space

White space, or "negative space" is loosely defined as ...

 “that portion of a page left unmarked: the space between graphics, margins, gutters, space between columns, space between lines of type..”

I've seen this intimidating trend and drool over the results.

Always thinking, "No way I could do that!"

Well, apparently I can do that.

Not half bad, eh? 

Perhaps I cheated a little since the background is patterned.

I do admit it was hard to walk away, but I'm happy with the results.

The title was fun, too, and somewhat different for me. Love the mix of elements.

(My goofy son at the dog park, climbing trees.)

Hidden journaling tag. I tried to place it on the actual layout, but it was too distracting.

Thanks for stopping by!

Product Information:
Queen and Co. {Wild Things Pathways} Side B
Echo Park Dots & Stripes Collection Kit {Candy Shoppe}
My Mind's Eye : Follow Your Heart {Be Amazing} Honey Blue
Pink Paislee {Portfolio} Ephemera
Jillibean Soup Label {Days of the Week}
Doodlebug Doodle Twine {Tangerine}
Sizzix : Tim Holtz Bigz Die {Tiny Tabs and Tags}
Mister Huey's Color Mists {Calico White}


  1. This looks awesome and so striking against the black. I say it counts. :)

  2. Fabulous layout! White space can totally be patterned paper. Love the contrast between the dark background and the bright photos. :)

  3. White space can definitely be gently patterned. Your layout is beautiful!

  4. so loving this!! I just did a layout similar to this - everythign is just PERFECT!!

  5. I love what you did here-great job!

  6. Oh, you so can do the negative space thing. Perfect! I also love the look, when I see it on others pages, but have struggled with it myself. Perhaps I'll give it a go too! Thanks for the "push"!

  7. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!! I knew I would!! Love the shapes, colors, layering ... oh, how I need some of your awesome mojo! :)

  8. I love negative space and you're right sometimes it's hard to get it just right but you did a wonderful job! (But really when DON'T you?!?!?)
    I am loving those hexagons, a trend I still haven't tried yet.
    Did you use a template?
    I also love the misting... again a trend I still haven't tried.
    I guess I need to try some new things!

  9. Great job! I'm a new follower from the 2Peas thread I started. Hope to keep in touch!

  10. I have always felt the same way about negative space. You aced it! Looks awesome!

  11. Great job with negative space!
    And yes, you can use patterned paper :)
    Love the hexagons and banner strips! :)

  12. I think you did a fantastic job! I tend to keep a LO really clean or clutter it to death, LOL.

  13. I think this turned out great! I am another one that truly admires the slick modern trend of white space... yet, I just can't seem to manage it - lol

  14. Looks fabulous!! I have a hard time with white space too but you pulled it off!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  15. Super cute! Great use of so many trendy things!!

  16. I love all styles. White space makes me crazy. I have a hard time leaving it. But it is good to just scrap what you want and how you want every now and then.

    I think it is gorgeous! YES you pulled it off! I am like you, I feel a little better with a pattern paper background for the white space. I have done it with plain card stock but I always feel it needs something.


  17. Wow, this is gorgeous layout! I love your use of dark negative space, it truly makes everything pop - love it!

  18. Love it! I am a big fan of white space and it is hard to walk away and not add just one more the colors and banner shapes you used, makes it all very interesting to look at.

  19. Shaaa! WAY! (Wayne's World, anyone?) You most certainly CAN do that, and rock it out of the park! I LOVE, LOVE the dark grey paper, and the hexagons....damn, but I do need a punch like that.....awesome job as usual, and I like the new blog look! xoxo Teresa


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