Thank you for joining me this month for part two of Making the Grid. This month we are going to look at making grids with your pictures. I like doing this because it allows you to use multiple pictures on one page, without over crowding it. For this reveal I have used 6-9 pictures on each of my layouts.
Around the Page
My first picture grid I like to call around the page, because the photos form a grid around the page with your title in the center.
For this layout I started with 9 pictures trimmed to approximately 3x3.
I placed my pictures on my background paper, the reverse side of Little Flowers by Echo Park, around the page touching each other leaving the center open, creating a square. In this space I cut and matted some complimentary cardstock to approximately 5 X 2 1/2, this is the space I used for my title.
I then added my title and embellished my page using Making the Team Alpha + bits from Bella Blvd.
For this page I started with six photos, that I cropped to approximately 2 1/2x 2 1/2.
I matted these pictures touching each other, on Learning Paper from Fancy Pants, as you might do a collage photo. I then placed this large mat on top of my background. For my background I used Too Cool and New Shoes.
I then embellished my page using pieces from Cards Paper. I tried to stay with the grid style when placing my embellishments.
For this page I started with six pictures trimmed to approximately 3x3. I matted each photo separately on black card stock.
I kept a space in the center of my photos and created a grid using strips of this blue paper.
I used the space between the pictures to make my title. Then I completed my page using accent embellishments from Happy Days by Echo Park.
I hope you have found some great and simple ways to incorporate grid style layouts into your scrapbooking. I can't wait to see them in the gallery.
Thanks to A Cherry on Top for allowing me to create with these great products.
I am sure you have heard it talked about or read about it..the grid or a grid layout. They are very hot right now, I am seeing them in magazines, on blogs and in our awesome gallery. But what exactly is a grid layout. Well, by definition a grid is a series of horizontal and vertical lines that meet at 90 degree angles. What exactly does that mean and how can I use that in my scrapbooking to great layouts? Well, I am going to show a few great ways to use grids on your projects. And you may just be surprised how easy they can be to use and what exactly falls under the concept of a grid layout.
TIC TOE BOARD GRID:
For starters we are going to make a layout with a grid that is similar to a tic tac toe board...only using hearts.
Added a row of solid cardstock, that I edged top and bottom with a punched border from Totally Adorable.
Next I matted my photo and adhered it to my layout.
Then I punched 12 hearts from from 100% Perfect. Next, I placed them in 3 rows of four. I used Pop Dots under some of them to give my layout some dimension.
Then to finalize my grid a little more I cute small strips from Totally Adorable and placed them in a tic tac toe style grid around my hearts. I finished off my layout by adding some layered embellishments from Baby Steps Fundamentals and Expressions.
And here is my completed layout.....
The next grid style I am going to show you is more of a quilt like grid. For this layout I utilized the entire space to from my grid.
I laid out the squares in a grid on my layered background.
Then before I adhered them I distressed all of the edges.
I finished of the layout with some rolled roses from the same papers,a Fancy Pants It's the Little Things journaling card, and some of the new Mistables scallop ribbon from Pink Paislee.
Here is the finished layout.
The next layout I did is using a double grid style layout.
I started by layering my background using Celebrate and Adventure paper from MME. I then cut 36- 1X1 squares and laid them out in three rows, all touching. Then using floss I created a second grid offset on the top of this grid. I did this by going from the middle of one square to the middle of the next.
Here is my completed layout.
My last layout is using a grid of circles.
I lined them all in straight lines, with their sides touching.
Here is the finished layout
Now that you have seen a variety of ways to utilize grids in your layouts, look around and see what other ways you can make grids work in your scrappy
projects. I bet you will be surprised. Stay tuned next month for the second half of this reveal...Making the Grid...with pictures.
Thanks to A Cherry on Top for letting me play with these awesome products:
Just one step outside your front door and I am sure you can tell that SummerTime is here! The sun is shining, the skies are blue, the grills are grilling and the grass is green. This is the perfect time of year to get out and use your camera. There are so many opportunities to capture great shots, either planned or spontaneous.
Once you finish capturing all those fabulous moments, you need a great line of papers to scrap them with and I am here to show you the perfect SummerTime line. Little Yellow Bicycle has released their new line called Sweet SummerTime and it is just perfect. It combines the hot color scheme of the season, red, blue, and yellow. It has fireflies, pinwheels and fruits... all signs of the season. As with many of the LYB lines, this line has journaling cards, transparent shapes, a great book of tickets, fabulous canvas borders, fresh verse stickers, flower buttons and much much more. If you have ever scrapped with any of these products from their previous lines, you already know how wonderful they are.
For my first layout I chose to capture one of my daughters favorite things to do once the weather warms up. As she walks home from school each day she collects as many dandelions as she can. After she finishes her homework/chores she finds a quiet place to make her wishes and give them a blow. On this day I was able to sneak up on her and grab a shot, I love it even though the dandelion kind of blends into the grass.
Beach time. What else would you do with summer days in Florida?? This layout is of my daughter and her friends as they were walking along the shore.
Kayaking... another wonderful way to spend a summer day. These photos really mean a lot to me because my daughters do not get along well. On this day they chose to go together in a double kayak instead of each going by themselves. They even worked hard together and managed to keep their strokes in sync.
This layout is one of reflections on summers past. My dad loves lemonade and this pitcher was always on the top shelf of my parents fridge. Till this day I cannot make anything in it but lemonade.
Close your eyes, give it a spin, and see what favorite summertime activity it lands on. I love this little spinner. I thought it worked great on this happy summer card. I'm not sure who the lucky person will be that gets it in the mail, but I am sure they will love it.
Thanks to ACOT for allowing me to play with this great SummerTime Line:
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