Hello friends, and welcome to a new layout! For this one, I decided to kind of stretch my creative muscles and play with a more geometric design, which is not one I typically go for. I had a lot of fun trying something new for this layout.
To start, I printed out two 4×4 square photos and then cut down a variety of patterned paper from the Unforgettable collection into 4×4 and 2×2 squares so I could vary the placement and orientation of the patterns on my background. I first stuck down my photos using some foam tape to prop them up off the background and then filled in the extra space with the patterned papers until the background was full. I chose papers that were mostly white or had more solid swatches of color to prevent the background from being too busy and I printed my photos in black and white for contrast and to help them stand out from all the paper.
To embellish my photo, I kept it very simple with a single floral and a piece of flair. I didn’t want it to get lost in the background or embellish the photo too heavily since I was going to do that to the rest of the squares.
Next, I went to work on embellishing all of my empty spaces. I used a variety of both die cuts and ephemera as well as cut apart elements from the 6×8 patterned paper stack. For each of my clusters, I mixed different shapes, sizes and textures and made sure to pop up at least one element on foam.
For my titles, I chose to die cut two words from the wood grained paper and mixed into that a foam sticker to create “Smile, Bloom, Glow”. I added a few more foam stickers across the page to repeat that texture as well as the stark black color throughout the layout.
A few clear stickers and enamel dots finished this page off! I hope you enjoyed this grid style layout – it is a perfect one to stash bust with if you have scraps of patterned paper left around and can be scaled down for a variety of size pages and products. Till next time, keep it crafty!