Hi all! It's Jill here with this week's sketch, which continues the grid love that started with last week's sketch. This design invites you to rethink the grid: is it possible to work within a grid and break out of it?
The inspiration for this sketch comes from one of my favorite and most frequent Pinterest searches -- bulletin boards and inspiration boards. There are so many amazing ideas out there, featuring grids made from a variety of materials such as ribbon, hemp, and chicken wire, with items clipped on or tucked here and there.
The layout that I created based on this sketch definitely reflects my bulletin board fascination.
To create the grid, I punched equidistant holes in the patterned paper (I went with a grid-based pattern so that no measuring was needed), and then I threaded a (very) long length of twine through the holes, overlapping the vertical lines with just three horizontal lines so that I could leave room to insert items.
I clipped the photos and journaling cards to the twine, securing them over, under, and within the grid, and then I layered a few chipboard shapes and die-cut stickers from the Boarding Pass and Sidewalks lines. The journaling cards at the top and bottom of the layout are actually cards from the Sidewalks Miscellany collection; I flipped them over and ran them through the printer. The middle card is one of the new Sidewalks journal cards. Isn't it cute?
Amy also reconceptualizes the idea of the grid in her layout:
Amy explains her process:
"When I created my page, I decided to use grid-based papers to replicate the cross-hatched main element in Jill's super cool sketch. By using several different grid based papers, it makes them all stand out, which is important in her sketch. Another liberty I took was using journaling stickers layered upon each other (inspired by Jill's work!) as my three-piece stacked element on the left of my vertical photo, as in the sketch."
The idea of using grid-based paper rather than a literal grid is brilliant, don't you think? As for Amy's multi-layered approach to the journaling? It is simply amazing. I can't stop looking at it!
We would love to see your take on this week's sketch. Be sure to share your interpretation of the sketch in the October Afternoon Flickr gallery, and link us up in the comments below!