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 4, 2016

Geometric Scrapbook Design

When I saw the geometric scrapbook design post from Shimelle's Inspiration Party, I knew I wanted to scraplift the idea! In The 20 Project class, Shimelle is challenging herself to take ten minutes to pull together supplies, then 20 minutes to complete a layout. Since I already had photos printed for my layout and some leftover supplies from the Road Trip layout I'd just completed, I was able to pull my supplies in 12 minutes.

I started with two sheets of cardstock for my background, then a variety of patterned paper from my scrap bin that I punched 1 1/4" squares. I randomly arranged the pieces in a diamond design on my background, trying not to have similar pieces right beside each other.

This design provided a perfect backdrop for the title page for our Arizona Road Trip. I included a title and the date, however I didn't include any journaling as I plan to do a full sheet of journaling on a companion page.

I scattered a few small bits & pieces (yellow brads, blue stars, red dots) around the background and am thrilled with how this turned out.

While I was successful with pulling my supplies together quickly, I must admit that it took me quite a bit longer than 20 minutes (about an hour) to complete this page!


Sian said...

I find sticking it all down is the long bit. I relax when I'm planning and then I concentrate hard when I'm sticking. I love the happy mix you have achieved with your squares

Karen said...

That's a lot of punching, but the results were well worth it! What a happy layout!

Missus Wookie said...

Oh that is a great design and use of scraps. The additions of the brads/dots looks lovely too.