Thursday, October 6, 2011

Grid Designs are so fun and easy!

I have been enjoying designing with grids this week. It is a really easy way to add lots of photos to a LO without it looking too cluttered or busy.
The first LO was inspired by the centre photo which my son and his mates took as the cover for their first album one day:) - They are playing in a band together and are sounding amazing. I wanted to use the main photo as well as some other cool shots of Adam from the last few months. This grid design was perfect. I used my Bo Bunny papers and my trusty 2" square punch to make all the squares. I kept this one quite simple and geometric to enhance the masuline theme and allow the photos to take centre stage.
The second LO is of my daughters 15th birthday. I have lots of photos from the event but I wanted to make a page to show off some of my favourite photos of how she spent her special day. Again I used a grid pattern but this time more artistic and less structured. I cut the grid windows from paper scrap first. I arranged them on my white cardstock background into the grid then sprayed over the whole LO with glimmer mist. When I removed the paper rectangles the grid areas remained unsprayed. I cut my photos slightly smaller than the grid rectangles so that I could leave a white border around each photo. My papers are MME 'Lost and Found' - I used my 6x6" mini-stack to cut out the shapes that I needed. I love these mini-papers as I don't have to cut up a whole sheet of 12x12 paper when I need just a small square. I stamped the branches down the side of the LO and handwrote lots of journaling directly onto my page.


Jen said...

Fantastic layouts! I am inspired to go try out some more grid layouts! :D

Mrs Frizz said...

fabbo layouts both of them ... but the male layout ... beyond stunning... love the play on the name as well.

Hannah said...

I'd have to agree with your title :) Your LO's look great, love the colours and design of each :) I should use grid designs more often :)

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