Whether you have been crafting for a long time or are still a newbie, one question often comes to mind:" What is my style?" Oh well, I still don't know my style. You know I seem to like to dabble in everything...*LOL* Shall we explore the minimalist style?
Minimalist: Person who favours using less. "White space" is often the main design element. Embellishments are added in small doses and often to enhance brevity of thought and draw the eye to the photo/s.
The traditional minimalist.
Three strips of patterned paper serve as the mat for the two photos.
The title is the journaling.
The strip of ribbon help guide the eye from left to right.
The two flowers reflect the two people in the photos.
The tulle reflects the bride's veil.
The buckle and bling add a little bit of sparkle.
The mixed media minimalist.
A focal point characterized by one colour palette.
A single photo. In black and white.
Subtle textures: the sanded background on the photo, the texture paste on the base, tulle and trim.
Few embellishments: a silver ribbon tab, a date sticker, a button, canvas letters, stickers.
The neutral minimalist.
A mainly neutral colour palette enhanced by pops of red to guide the eye around the page.
Design elements like the circular motif and rectangle are repeated in a small doses.
The subtle chevron motif helps to "frame" the layout.
White space represented by the kraft cardstock.
The fussy-cutter minimalist.
Fussy-cut elements. Semi-adhered to create texture without bulkiness.
Pops of coloured single-layer embellishments keep focus on photos.
Lots of white space.
So, what do you think? Are you a minimalist? Am I a minimalist? Let me know in the comments section. :)