Tuesday, June 21, 2011

A Square Deal, Part 1

What do you do when you have one not-very-good picture of a cherished childhood pet? My solution: Crop the photo and employ the classic 4-square grid!
Supply List - Paper: My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose; Letters: American Crafts; Embellishments: Basic Grey, My Mind's Eye, October Afternoon; Stamp: Technique Tuesday


We named our cat Splash because she looked like she had fallen in a mud puddle. She was with our family for 19 years; the mainstay pet in a continually revolving menagerie. This title collage was created by layering My Mind's Eye papers, Basic Grey embellishments and topping it off with (what else) Thickers.
I included three simple journaling strips with a few key memories. Splash had a litter of kittens in our basement and once brought a bird into my parents' bedroom. An October Afternoon journaling sticker and Technique Tuesday stamp draw the eye to the top of the page as part of my visual triangle.


I'll be back tomorrow with another grid layout using nine squares. I love being able to design in color compartments and then allow my title, journaling and embellishments to break out of the lines.

16 comments:

  1. That's a really nice design - you are so right: the little tag at the top really does make your eye go right round the page.

    19 years is amazing! We had a family cat who lasted for 15 and we thought that was good going :)

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  2. Love this! Great colors too :)

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  3. Love the pet photo! Great way to remember them. This is an awesome design. I love it. I've been working the grid lately too. So easy to work with and adapt to your needs. :)

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  4. I LOVE four square grids! Or any kind of grid on layouts :)
    Great job!! :)

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  5. I really like this grid arrangement, Sue. Particularly like the striped strip going through the middle. Splash sounds like a treasured pet.

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  6. Sue, this is beautiful! I love the grid of patterned papers matted on the cardstock, and the cluster of embellishments.

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  7. love your color combos... Great layout. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Such a gorgeos layout, although the photo is still lovely to see, you've managed to showcase it so well.

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  9. Great layout - I too am a fan of the grid style graphic layout :)

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  10. Oh my gosh Sue... !!! I love your layout!!! love the colors... love the simplicity... totally inspiring to me... this is definitely one of my faves of yours... TFS sue... hugs...xoxo

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  11. Oh I am such a fan grids! This is great. Love how you took that photo and made it look awesome with the papers and your design.

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  12. Great layout Sue. I really like the grid layout with one photo & lots of color!

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  13. Beautiful work Sue! Love the bold and vibrant colors...can't tell that the photo wasn't good in the first place! Brilliant! :)

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  14. What a great layout -- love your visual triangle, and your kitty is showcased so well -- what a cute name he had!!

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