Hi all! It’s Aliza here, sharing a layout and a bit of my design process. The best part is, I get to do all that using the November Homecoming kit. This kit if full of so many soft, sweet, and just plain pretty elements, that layouts just seemed to come together. As soon as I put things down on the paper, they just looked pleasing to the eye.
So, here’s how it all began. My sister just had a new, adorable, baby girl, and though she lives far away, she has been sending me lots of pictures. Particularly of the former baby of the family (currently 7 years old) taking care of her new sister. Since I knew I wanted to include several photos, I printed them nice and small–2×2 inches. Those also looked great as soon as I lay them on the paper, so rather than layer things up, I started adding elements, placing them next to each other into a never fail grid. Before long, I had this:
With this as the base, it was looking pretty, but with everything so neat and clean it needed a little visual interest. So I planned for the journaling to break the grid a tad. ( The large arrow, and the small cluster of elements also help with this task.)
Then, to ground all those elements just hanging out in the middle of the page, I added a hand drawn frame. I started by drawing the frame with a ruler (for I am just no good at free hand), and then went over it a few times without a ruler.
I added a little stamp from my stash, wrote in the date, and I was good to go:
Creating a grid is a quick and easy starting point for layouts. I do it all the time. Once you have your grid, you can build on it, adding as many or as few elements as you go, and making each one unique.
Thanks for stopping by!
October 27, 2014 at 11:09 am
What a lovely clean layout! LOVE IT! TFS!!
October 27, 2014 at 11:28 am
Love how you did this , adorable page!!
October 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm
this is a lovely page, aliza!
October 27, 2014 at 10:18 pm
I love this layout!!!
October 27, 2014 at 10:26 pm
October 27, 2014 at 11:22 pm
Aliza – thanks for sharing your design process!
October 30, 2014 at 4:43 pm
I Super love this!!! It is simple simple and striking! Thanks for sharing your process and this great layout!
October 30, 2014 at 8:07 pm
Aliza, your layout is simply adorable!! Thank you for sharing!!