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.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Enjoying The Grid Design

After using the grid design on my Sewing layout, it is quickly becoming a favorite of mine because it's a simple concept, can handle a number of photos in various sizes, and allows room for a variety of embellishments. I recently used this design to create two very different layouts.

This first layout is 12x12 and showcases a few photos from our 2009 trip to London. First, I wanted to use the wonderful Jubilee Stamp that Jo sent me earlier this year and a strip of ribbon that Jacky included in a swap package. I started with those two items and several others that I pulled from my stash - a photo mat, a London block cut from an old scrapbooking calendar, and miscellaneous stickers. With the addition of my photos and a journaling block that cross-references our Travels Abroad album (where the stories and photos from this trip are scrapped) I have a completed layout that makes me smile!


The second grid layout is 8 1/2 x 11 in size and showcases two photos. I wanted to bring attention to the framed birthday gift in the second photo, so I chose colors from that hoping to lessen the prominence of the Christmas tree in the background of the photos. I added a border strip and several pieces of torn and stamped handmade paper and used a grid design to put it all together.

I really like how this one design can be used to create layouts that are so unique - I'll definitely be using it over and over.

8 comments:

Karen said...

Great layouts! I've been a fan of grid layouts for a long time. I should look and see how many of mine follow one.

Debbie P said...

Awesome job Melissa! I always love a good grid design! Fun photos!

Lynn said...

Grid design works so well for so many projects! Really appeals to my sense of order side.

Barbara Eads said...

I really like the red and orange together. And, I don't know if it's ribbon or wash tape, but that little row of "beefeaters" is about the cutest thing I've seen!

alexa said...

Yes, I am a fan of grids too- and I especially like the combination of photos and other items on your pages. What a great bus!

Becky said...

Great layouts!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh I love grid layouts too - did you listen to the Digi Show recently talking about how PL is just a development from colour blocking and grid scrapping? Fun to see you in London too!

Sian said...

Grids are great :) I love that London page: it has real atmosphere