Here and There paper by Studio Calico
Cityscapes and skylines are making an appearance in recent colllections like Here and There from Studio Calico and Amy Tangerine's Yes, Please!. Buildings of different heights and designs are not only fun to see all lined up in a row, but they help tell the story of the places we visit or call home. This motif gives a sense of adventure to our pages and projects, and tells the "where" in our stories. Let's take a look at how we're seeing scrapbookers use this trend:
On this page about her son growing up too fast, midwesterngirl uses a cityscape paper from Amy Tangerine to subtly reinforce how her son will one day move on to see new places and things. This reminds us we don't have to necessarily be documenting about a place, but something deeper.
Paige Evans creates an impressive masked border at the bottom of her page. The weight of it is balanced with several small photos filling up her background. She gives a helpful how-to on how to recreate this design here.
This page by its just me is so clever! She's created her own custom skyline out of washi tape. The lines around her photo and title are drawn at an angle, mimicking the buildings. She's topped the page off with a cloud pattern. Perfect!
Amy Tan created her own skyline with machine stitching, inspiring us once again to not overlook the powerful potential of needle and thread.
A cityscape can make the perfect design for a card too! Lucy Abrams highlighted two windows of a digital image she printed in yellow to indicate the recipient's brand new space. A button makes a cute sun, and a cloud background adds to the whimsical feel.
Create your own scenery on your projects with our selection here:
What do you think? Have you tried using cityscapes and skylines in your projects? We'd love to see!