Friday, February 6, 2015

365


It's been a while since I've taken a class, but when Studio Calico announced a class about grids, I was sold. It started this week and the first lesson is all about basic grids. I am hoping to learn how to strengthen my designs and ironically, how to make my layouts not always so structured and square. We'll see how that goes as the class progresses, but first is a layout inspired by one of the contributors, Lisa Spangler.


I'd recently shared a collage of all 365 photos from my daily photo challenge from 2014 knowing that I would be making a layout using it. Creating a basic grid with patterned paper for my background seemed to me the perfect complement for all of those pictures. To provide ample separation, I matted my collage on a piece of gray patterned paper, leaving a wide border.


I used a few of the printables from the class along with die cut tabs, sequin, mist, and one of my Black & White Geometric mini flair. It's a little hard to see, but some of the squares are popped up on thin foam tape and then the collage is on thicker foam dots.

I'm hoping to at least be able to create one project each week as the lessons are released. Even though I'll have the material forever, it's much more fun to participate while the class is current. Are you a fan of grids or do squares stifle your creativity?

11 comments:

  1. Wow, I can see some of your photos pretty well and they are beautiful. I like your grid and how some are raised. Grids confuse me, haha, I don't think I'm very good at them. That flair piece is awesome. Great idea both for a project and a layout. Love it. Michelle t

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  2. I love grids and most of my layouts follow that structure. I find good classes very inspiring

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  3. I can see some of the squares are raised, love it! Great job with your layout!

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  4. how lovely Elise - I love the touch of peach..brings out some of your photos. I have been known to like a square or two.

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  5. This is such a great page and idea!!

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  6. Wow, first off…I love that you have all of your 365 photos on one layout like that LOVE
    I tried something new on a layout this weekend and had some coaching as I just couldn't let go of my ridged way I scrap.

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  7. I love grids and squares (don't use them often enough, but love them) and I love how you used your grid of 365 photos on a square background (reminds me of a beautiful quilt design. You totally nailed this, Elise. I love it!

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  8. This is really very lovely Elise. The grid upon grid is very striking. And the flourish of embellies on the side is a nice addition. And you know your photo collage is about as awesome as it gets!

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  9. That is so cool! I'm kinda wishing I had taken the class!

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  10. This is awesome. I'm already amazed that you could keep up with taking a picture every day!!

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Thank you so much for taking your time to comment, I truly appreciate all your kind words!