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