Hello SCT readers, it's Nancy! I love a good clean design so it's no surprise that I was drawn to Peppermint Granberg's layout on page 67 of the Spring issue. Her beautiful, clean grid design was the inspiration behind this page.
Like Peppermint, I chose a nice stark white background with some fun pops of color. I matted the photo with a lollipop print transparency and surrounded it with icons that related to the story.
The story is one about Downtown Disney and one of my favorite spots there. I included strips of journaling and used machine journaling to attach them in a cascade. The white on white fringe at the bottom adds texture without taking away from the focal point.
Peppermint's layout included a few different shapes (circles, stars and hearts) and I mimicked that look with circles, flowers and a Mickey head. The mixing of shapes that are relatively the same size gives the design a pop of interest.
Your challenge: Create a layout with a grid design! Share your 4:00 pm challenge with us three ways: by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by uploading it to our Facebook page or tag us on Instagram @sctmagazine by May 15th! If you do, you'll be entered to win a one year subscription to Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine and a $100 mystery box prize!
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Thank you to Jillibean Soup and Your Next Stamp! For an opportunity to win this hour's prize package be sure to leave a comment below by Sunday, May 15th at 6:00 pm. All winners will be announced on Monday, May 16th! Please also take a moment to give a hearty "thank you," a smile or a wave to all of today's sponsors! They love seeing you on their Facebook pages. If you don't already "like" them, it's a great way to keep up to date on all the amazing inspiration they provide with their products!
Good luck friends! Emily Pitts is here at 5:00 and so is Cocoa Daisy and Paper Smooches! What a trio! We look forward to seeing you then. We also hope you've been working on some of our challenges today! We always love to see your work!