Phil built this cute little table easel for me. Actually, he made four of them! They are for displaying pages in progress, so I can take a look at my work in different stages of completion.
For this layout, I started with four rectangular photos, a strip of cardstock and a strip of patterned paper. It makes a pleasing grid design, but looks rather boxy. My next step will be to create a title that introduces some other shapes and softens the angles.
The wavy sticker border breaks up the straight line, the die cut circles provide a place for letters, and the stitching brings it all together. Another favorite technique of mine is placing an embellishment at the point where all four photo corners meet.
The journaling box is rectangle with a visual triangle of embellishments to add other shapes.
The striped circle is a Spellbinders Nestabilities Small Pinking Circle die. I've purchased a few more circle dies in different patterns so I can do more layering like this. Do you enjoy seeing process posts like this one, or is the finished page enough? I welcome your feedback, suggestions, and requests!