Monday, 1 October 2012

Anatomy of a Scrapbooking Class: Pie Charts and Starbursts

Thursday night, I taught a class at The Paperie called "Pie Charts and Starbursts" which was inspired by this page. 

He's My Guy

Once I realized how easy it is to make a pie chart and how great they look on a page, I was hooked.  The  technique of drawing a simple shape and then dividing the shape into sections is easy and can be used over and over but have a different look everytime.

Here's the layout I made for class.

Pie Chart Class

The technique is the same but I changed the basic shape from a rectangle to a circle and used papers from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection for this page. I doubt anyone would know this page was inspired by the "He's my Guy" layout above but it is!

The other layout I made for class was this starburst page.

Miss Vivienne

Again, it's a very easy technique. I simply followed the lines of the grid paper to create the sketch for my starburst and then cut out sections until I had the frame of my starburst.  Then I filled in each section with some pattern paper from the Amy Tangerine Sketchbook collection.  Or you can take a single sheet of pattern paper and use it as a background, like I did for this page...

Go Forth and Be Foolish

And if you keep the sections you cut away, you can use them as a mask and with a little spray, make a page like this...

Make 'Em Laugh

So, there you have it. Two techniques that you can use over and over again in many different ways. I hope you enjoyed my take on the popular starburst and pie chart techniques.

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. These LO's are fabulous!!!

  2. Thanks! I'm addicted to the starbursts. There are some other techniques and looks that I haven't tried yet but hope to soon. I'll share when they're done.