by Jen White
Chevrons started showing up in digiland more than a year ago, and they have not yet waned in popularity. Here are five quick tips for using them on your scrapbook pages. I’ve used Chevron Overlays by Susie Roberts in all my examples below:
1. Direct the Eye
Chevrons are typically used to move your eye in a certain direction. Have something on your layout you want to make sure no one misses? Place some chevrons next to it, or pointing to it, and they are sure to check it out.
Take a look at this beautiful page by Creative Team member Annette Sturgeon. Notice how the chevrons accent the picture and draw your attention:
2. Plain vs. Fancy
You can leave chevrons a solid color on your scrapbook page, or clip some paper to them for a fancier look.
3. Modify Your Chevron for a Different Look
Cut a strip of chevrons in half and you are left with a super cool stripey thing to embellish the side of your page.
Here’s another great example of a cut chevron running down the side of a scrapbook layout by Creative Team member Barb Brookbank:
4. Title Cluster
Use several large chevrons as an anchor behind a photo and title.
5. Colorful Accent
I especially like to see layouts where small chevrons are used as an accent, or where they add a touch of color to an otherwise colorless page. Try clipping a fun paper or a colorful gradient to a chevron strip for blended color.
Here’s an example by Creative Team member Kathy Black, who clipped a fun polka paper to a small chevron accent:
Papers and colors used in the samples are from Krystal Hartley’s Mother Is a Verb kit. Click on the individual scrapbook layouts to see them in the gallery and find designer/kit credits.