For the Designer's Challenge we had to use a grid design. I had recently made a layout using a traditional grid, so I wanted to do something a little different, and I remembered a sketch I had seen at Studio Calico that reminded me a little of a grid:
Here is the page I made. I used square blocks of patterned paper, overlapping and staggering, for a sort of modified grid design. That's one of about a thousand pictures of my nephews posing with a toad they found in their back yard. I've written stories before about the toads, but really there was no special story for this page, just a cute picture. I used a bunch of older papers for this page, including Making Memories (the die-cut paper in the background and the blue polka dots), K&Co (the green), DCWV (the blue and white and the brown polka dots), and Chatterbox (plaid).
Here are a few details. The leaves were cut out of an old Scenic Route paper. I scored the center of the leaves and folded them up for a little dimension. The tabs tucked behind the photo are ancient--they're woven ribbony tabs by Scrapworks. I have a ton of them. Don't know why I thought of dusting them off for this page, but I'm glad I did.
There's another tab by scrapworks--has more of a canvas texture. That frog was cut from a birthday card and I put him on a punched circle. The border punch is by Martha Stewart, and the chipboard letters are by BasicGrey. I added the pom-pom trim at the last minute, just before I was going to photograph my page.
That arrow is an old Foofala rub-on, which I put on that same yellow paper (which was trimmed from the edge of a patterned paper, by the way--I thought it was the perfect shade of yellow). I outlined the arrow with bue pen and added the pearls. The word stickers are all by K&Co.
This little 3D flower sticker is by Chatterbox.
The reveal is just gorgeous this week, as always! Go take a peek. And I hope you'll play along with us--the challenges are so fun!
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page.