Grid design and 2×2 paper pads – Lisa Fonseca

Hey friends,

it’s May… hello May and hello ‘day of work’… where we DON’T have to work here in Luxembourg… YAY! πŸ™‚ So today’s a really chill day at home where I don’t have to put on makeup or go out πŸ™‚

This week I focused on the 2×2 paper pads from Paige Evans’ collection Pick-me-up. For this layout I scraplifted myself for the first time. I already made a similar layout with the 2×2 paper pads from Turn the page.

To start this layout, I chose 16 pieces of the 2×2 paper pads, included in the April embellishment kit. I tried to choose a mix between colorful and complicated patterns and more simple ones. Then I laid them on my desk how I liked them and chose a paper as a background. I used the teal Dear Lizzy paper with the little white flowers. I wanted to tone it down a bit, so I put gesso on it and smooshed it in the middle of the paper, leaving only a 3/4 inch border.

When it was dry, I placed all my little pieces on my page. Two of the pieces were frames and since I wanted a frame in every line, I cut out the inside of two of the pieces of paper with an exacto knife. Then I chose two pictures to put inside the little frames. I had two pictures from January, when I went to Creative World in Frankfurt and met our lovely Terhi and also the owner of Doodlebug Design Cynthea.

I adhered all the papers with foam adhesive, then I started to embellish every piece. I used pieces of ephemera from Pinkfresh studio, gold puff stickers from Crate Paper, enamel dots from Echo Park from the embellishment kit and also layered flowers from Pebbles and ephemera pieces from Pink Paislee from the main kit.Β 

For the title, I used the little letter stickers from the Shimelle booklet that was included in the project life kit.

I wanted to put a colorful frame on my page. I went into my february project life kit and took the packaging paper from the Pink Paislee foam thickers. I cut it creating scallops and adhered the strips to the sides of the paper, then I stitched them in place.

To finish the layout, I added gold and dark blue splatters.

I really hope you like it and get inspired to used the 2×2 paper pads or to make a cute grid design layout.

Thank you

Lisa

 

 

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