Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

3 Layouts Inspired by the Multi-Photo Solutions Workshop

As I mentioned in my review of the BPC Multi-Photo Solutions workshop, I was inspired to create several layouts based on the week one materials (which focused exclusively on layouts). For each of the layouts I'm sharing today, there was a sketch as well as an example from Aly Dosdall. While my layouts veered from the sketches and examples, they each contained one idea that I really wanted to try.

In this first layout, I enjoyed creating the snowy scene at the bottom of the page. I cut the mountains and larger trees from a pre-printed paper, then added the light green dimensional tree stickers and cut the red trees from another patterned paper.


As soon as I saw the example for this next layout, I knew I had to pull out that pack of mini-clothespin from my stash and give it a try.


Several of my photos were slightly blurry and the lighting in the auditorium was not good, so I knew cropping them down & using them with the twine would be perfect.




The grid design with photos, patterned papers, title, embellishments, and journaling of this next layout was so much fun to put together!


I even covered this chipboard sewing mannequin with purple glitter . . . and made a little bit of a mess, too!


Which one of these ideas most inspires you - creating a scene, adding a clothesline, or using a grid design?

13 comments:

Jane said...

I love the snowy scene

Sian said...

Anything with more than one photo on the page inspires me, because I find it so hard to do! I love the idea of making the most of the poor lighting photos by cropping them to hang on the line

MonicaB said...

Wonderful pages! I like your solution to use smaller photos on the twine for the second page.

Karen said...

Love the photos hanging on the line!

Cheri said...

You've been quite busy lately!

S said...

Oh I think your pages with multiple photos are fantastic. I want to get more practice using grids to incorporate more photos. You've set us some wonderful examples here.

Barbara Eads said...

Your pages are always inspiring. I like to use a lot of photos on the page. You've done a great job with that!

Missus Wookie said...

I like the look of the clotheslines with photos, great use of not-so-great-photos. Gives a nice sense of movement too.

Ellyn said...

love the clothesline. But I love pictures of you sewing even more! <3

Debbie P said...

Awesome job Melissa on all of these layouts! My fave is the clothesline! I loved that class!

Becky said...

Love the glittered mannequin! I like grid designs as a challenge sometimes :-)

Alison said...

Loving the snow scene, Melissa..withe clothes line a close second!

Maria Ontiveros said...

That clothesline idea is wonderful.
Rinda