Tuesday, January 20, 2015

How to Create a Grid Layout Step by Step, by Brenda Cazes

Have you ever wanted to create a grid layout?  Brenda Cazes is showing us step by step how she created hers with our January Main Kit!


Hi everyone!  I want to share with you how I created this layout using the Main Kit.

I love grid layouts – they are a great way to use up scraps and they always look great!

I started by creating my grid on my background paper using light pencil strokes.   Starting from the left, the first vertical line is 3¾” from the edge of the paper and 1¼” from the top and bottom.  The next vertical line is 2¼” from the first line and 1¼” from the top and bottom.  The last vertical line is 3¾” from the right edge and 1¼” from the top and bottom.

The horizontal lines are the same as the vertical – 3¾” from the top and bottom and 2¼” apart.

Then, I placed my paper over my piercing mat and using a ruler and a piercing tool, I poked holes on my grid lines every quarter inch apart.

Using a yellow embroidery floss, I stitched all the lines in my grid.

Next, I cut eight 2x2” squares and two, 2x4¼“ out of different patterned paper and adhered them to the grid.

Next, using a dark brown and a pink spray mist, I spattered them in a diagonal pattern starting from the top right corner moving to the bottom left.

I then matted my photo using the green patterned paper and adhered it to the background using pop dots to make it stand out a bit.  Then, I added my title to the top left corner.

I finished off the layout by adding a few of the many embellishments included in the kit.


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Mendi said...

Love everything about your layout! The stitching is such a nice touch! :)

Mycreativescrapbook said...

Awesome tutorial, Thank you!!