There was a time when all of my layouts were minimalist in style, however now I seem to have found my groove in a flexible eclectic style that swings from busy to artsy to grungy to simple to the occasional minimalist layout reminiscent of a time long ago in my decade plus journey as a scrapbooker.

I couldn’t resist this months challenge at Kraft It Up – to create a layout using Kraft in a Minimalist style.

It is a common misconception that minimalist layouts take next to no time to create.  It is the exact opposite really, as balance is very important to express the layouts message whilst capturing the viewer’s attention and keeping the photograph/s as the focal point.  White space is a very valuable tool when creating minimalist layouts, and must be given the attention it commands or you run the risk of the layout appearing unfinished or messy.

I have had this photograph waiting to scrapbook on a thought-provoking minimalist layout since printing it in 2006.  I wanted to convey my message with a clean and uncluttered design, and journaling that conveyed my feelings of ore and thanks for one of the many blessings the Lord has granted us.

Supplies used:
Cardstock – Bazzill Basics
Ink – Versacolor (Pinecone), Memento (Rich Cocoa)
Pen – Zig Writer (Chocolate)
Mist – Glimmermist (Tattered Leather)
Washi Tape – Hambly Screenprints
Stamps – Darkroom Door (Mesh Background), EK Success (Typewriter)
Metal embellishments – Prima