Hello everyone! Roree here. It is Monday, so that means I have a challenge for you. But before we get to that, I wanted to let you know that October Afternoon has partnered up with May Arts this week!
May Arts offers some of the most beautiful ribbon and we are all very excited to get to work with them for our projects this week. Be on the lookout for some awesome giveaways this week as well!
So onto the challenge: Create a layout, card, or project using a grid design.
A trend that I have been seeing a lot in scrapbooking lately is the use of grids. You can look through any scrapbooking magazine or on-line gallery and find a layout, card, or project using one. It is a great way to showcase multiple photos, embellishments, or even different patterned papers.
I created a layout for this challenge using a grid as a background element.
I used the new Farmhouse collection for this layout. One of the patterned papers in the collection, Attic Trunk, is made up of a grid of 1 ½” squares of different colors and patterns. This made creating my grid extremely easy, since all of the mixing and matching was already done. All I had to do was cut the grid apart and adhere the squares to my layout. It created a beautiful backdrop for my photo.
Instead of using individual squares, Stacey used a solid piece of patterned paper for the background and used thin strips of patterned paper from the new Sidewalks collection that she weaved together to create her grid. She then added a few stitched squares of patterned paper over her grid to break up the solid background. She finished the card off with a few embellishments and a gorgeous bow using some 1 ½’” striped grosgrain ribbon from May Arts.
So are you up for the challenge?! We would love to see your projects using grids as a design element. If you decide to play along, please upload your projects to our Flickr gallery so we can all see what you have created. Thanks so much for stopping by!