trapped space on gg adventure please help me understand

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Posted: 8/14/2013 9:14:12 AM
I am curious. I just got done watching glitter girls adventure from last week here she placed all her embellishments in a line based on a small journaling car. when she was done with the main set of embellishments on the the left side of the page there was a small gap between her embellishments and the photos that looked a little like trapped space. I have watched other videos that talk about trapped space and how to avoid it. I realize on this particular layout that all the embellishments were more linear but what about the trapped white space. Please help me understand


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Posted: 8/14/2013 9:24:06 AM
I am not sure I understand your question. I did watch the same video, but what exactly are you asking in regards to GG's video? ETA: Do you mean the polka dot "box" next to the plane flair?

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Posted: 8/14/2013 9:29:17 AM
I thought the same thing! Would love to know as well.
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Posted: 8/14/2013 9:43:42 AM
I don't see trapped white space on the layout, if I'm looking at the correct one (hanoi page?).






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Posted: 8/14/2013 10:27:36 AM
Looking at the layout in question, I don't see any "white space" between the embellies and the photos because the pattern of the paper is what "fills" that area.

Anyway, I say if it looks good, go with it. If something seems off, THEN worry about design "rules", trapped white space, and so on.


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Posted: 8/14/2013 10:47:29 AM
This is why she considered adding the embellishment toward the right of the card (near the photo) and aligning it all centrally - and decided on the latter.

Both placements could work but those particular embellishments balance best in the central design so those details are not crowding the details of the photo. In this case, leaving a border of space is useful so it's still possible to see the pictures clearly. There are some elements that bridge the gap (the card) so there isn't any alarming white space, though personal preference will certainly see some scrappers preferring a design where the embellishment is brought right up to the edge of the photo. I tend to think about this as a continuum rather than a black and white rule. We all have a certain spot where it's too much for our eye, but that spot is different from person to person.

In this case, the central geotag inspired the placement of all the other small elements here, but this small grouping on the vertical echoes the larger vertical strip of patterned paper behind it, so that + the desire not to crowd the pictures led to the decision with that placement.

Hope that helps a little!


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Posted: 8/14/2013 1:06:39 PM



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Posted: 8/14/2013 1:29:36 PM
I don't see any trapped white space

OP, maybe you don't quite understand the concept


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Posted: 8/14/2013 7:57:24 PM
the light bulb just went off. Thanks for clearing it up Shimelle. I understood the central line on the tag and how the embellishments were placed in a linear position, however through out the video I kept wanting something to fill the small gap between the embellishment and the photo. Glad to know that some rule can be bent or broken.


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Posted: 8/14/2013 8:11:48 PM

I understood the central line on the tag and how the embellishments were placed in a linear position, however through out the video I kept wanting something to fill the small gap between the embellishment and the photo.


This is exactly what I was thinking! Thanks, Shimelle, for helping to explain it a little more.

I think that now that I have learned the concept of white space, I have gone "all or nothing" with it!

Watching videos here at 2peas has also helped me figure out what my scrapbooking style is and has absolutely helped me learn design principles.
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