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Clustering Elements | Tips from the Experts

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We’re finally done with our lesson yesterday but I know that there are still questions as to how one must put their elements together so today I am bringing in 2 guest artists with me.

Happy to introduce you to – Tamara Allen (scrapper@heart) and (scrappy_donna)

Tamara Allen

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 Tamara’s First Digital Layouts

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Tamara’s Most Recent Layouts

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Tamara creates fabulous clustered pages and she also teaches digital scrapbooking and has released a couple of online, self-paced classes in her shop! And because you joined us in this class, she’s giving away a 40% discount to her classes! What a perfect opportunity to learn more about digital scrapping.

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Donna Espiritu

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Donna’s Most Recent Layouts

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Donna is the jack-of-all-trades. She does paper scrapbooking, digital and hybrid! Visit her blog and get to know more about her and see the most gorgeous pieces of creations.

You’ve seen some great scrapbookers – their beginnings and how they are currently doing. You’ve seen that they have improved over the years. You can see that their first layouts were way too far from how they are creating now. That only proves one thing – Clustering can be learned. Just don’t give up and keep on practicing.

And as promised – here’s a video of my clustering process. Please apologize the lack of sound and editing. This wasn’t part of my original plan. If you can’t view it – please check back in a few minutes.

Now, I have  a challenge for you!

  1. Get your software running
  2. Dig a photo (even if it’s just one photo!) and look for a kit and try creating a layout.
  3. Upload your layout to any gallery or photobucket and come back here.
  4. Paste the layout link in the comments below

Tamara, Donna and I will be here to look at your layouts and give feedback!

And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know. Our 2 talented guests have given us time to answer any questions you might have so ask away!

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  1. Donna Espiritu

    March 14th, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    OMGoodness..thank you for calling me an expert! Lol! I am no way near that title :)But I would gladly answer some questions and/or give feedback to those who will participate. I LOVE sharing what I know and I am always tickled pink when people do ask me questions how I create my layouts. Thank you Mye for featuring me and to be with Tamara in the same post..wow..she’s THE EXPERT! <3

  2. Tamara (scrapper@heart)

    March 15th, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    I feel the same as Donna…I am so honored that you would include me here! I love this craft we call scrapping and feel so strongly about sharing it so that everyone can document the important moments in their families lives! I would be happy to answer any questions and offer any feedback! Mye has done an excellent job in explaining the basics of clustering and I hope your journey to discovering your true style is as wonderful as mine has been! Thank you Mye AND Donna for your wonderful words…always an honor to be recognized and even in the same category as both of YOU!

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  4. Lori B

    March 15th, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10203409098931290&set=a.10202893867770833.1073741834.1326650464&type=1&theater Here is one of mine following along.

  5. Mye

    March 16th, 2014 at 10:09 am

    Lori – we can’t view the image – Facebook says it is unavailable?

  6. Lynda Farabee

    March 16th, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    Is there any way you could redo this vid with sound? Ihave the PA techniques down! I would love to hear why you do things in that manner.

  7. Lynda Farabee

    March 16th, 2014 at 9:20 pm

    PS techniques!

  8. Mye

    March 17th, 2014 at 12:49 am

    Hi Lynda – For that particular layout – I followed just the rule of thirds – by placing my photo on the top right grid.http://myedeleon.showitbinary.wpengine.com/threes-a-charm-a-photoshop-tutorial/

    As for the element placing – I followed no rules. Just plop everything together. When I’m clustering, I don’t like the page to be all clean – i like it with layers thus I add papers.

    I have plans of putting more video soon. I’ll take note of your input.

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