Summer Grid Fun | Jessica Fabiano

What’s up Hip Kit Club friends? You know what I noticed about me? Whenever I truly care about memory keeping, I tend to choose a grid design. That’s because I often take several pictures of a beautiful moment – and I want them all to be on a single page. Mostly. So this is what I created for today’s post:

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Oh it was such a lovely day at the lake! The water was beautiful and the air smelled like fresh summer. The sun was shining so bright – and life was easy, for a single day. That’s the message I tried to convey with this layout.

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Watercolor accents are always one of my favorites. I didn’t want to go crazy with watercolors, so I just picked a single color: Pink! What else, right? If you’re insecure about new techniques or just feel like something is missing, go for a little bit of color! It’ll most likely give it just that little bit of extra that the layout needs to feel finished.

 

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I used all kinds of things, but in tiny amount. For instance, I wanted to use the Amy Tan “On a Whim” watercolor tags that we got from the beautiful color add on – they are soooo much fun to color in! I think they work best for me in a grid, but really, it was a tough decision to pick from those pretty tags. I added two cute exvlusive puffy stickers, too – they made the tag a bit more interesting.

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Details make or break a layout, right? Just a little geotag and this photo cluster was perfect in my eyes. I didn’t want to take away the attention from the pretty picture – but I felt like it needed some pink up there, too.

 

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Did you see the beautiful ice cream banner cut file designed by Kim Watson? They’re to die for! The actual file is longer, but I cut it to the length that would work best for my grid – and then colored in the ice cream with alcohol markers. I love doing that to cut files!

 

Here’s the full layout again:

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Anyway, I hope you’re feeling inspired to try out a grid design, too! Have a great summer time,

xox,
Jessy

Jessica Fabiano Design Team Member

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