Hi, I'm Sandy Ang from the tropical island of Singapore and I love being creative with scrapbooking papers and embellishments. I think of my design style as being quite classic, concerned typically with the manipulation of line, shape, angle and proportion, with a strong emphasis on layering. It's such an honor to be invited to guest design for Crate Paper! I have loved working with Crate's newest collections, Flea Market and Close Knit.
Sandy Ang's Blog: Sandy's Space
These Flea Market gold resin flowers are so adorable - I used this first design to showcase a half dozen of them. I sketched some twine-like lines on the soft bokeh background before stitching them in with black embroidery thread. Next, I scattered the flowers to draw the eye down to the photo, suspended within a wood grain frame.
Making tags is a quick and easy way for me to test out layout design ideas. On these tags, I played with the theme of a right-angle triangle, varying the proportion of elements and changing the placement of focal points to create two complementary designs with subtle differences.
This page about my niece has a photo technique that I often use which is to rotate a 4" x 6" photo and then crop it into a square. The resulting lines and angles formed by the subject's eye and body allow me to place embellishments in a diagonal arrangement - creating an x-shaped design on the layout.
With great gratitude, we'd like to thank Sandy for having joined us this month as guest designer and scrapbook enthusiast of all things Crate Paper. It has been a priviledge and joy to share your layouts and tags with our audience. Thanks for the memories...