Featuring the new Mosaic Moments Blueberry Grid Paper and the Graphic Shapes 2 Die Set
I think there’s bound to be a multitude of combinations possible with the new Graphic Shapes 2 Die Set. You can have lots of fun playing around shifting shapes and creating patterns with the new die. Today’s layout will incorporate a nautical red, white and blue to go with the theme of the lake and lighthouses.
The New Blueberry Grid Paper is a good alternative to the darker Navy Grid and was a nice pairing with the white with blue dots from Making Memories, red dots from Echo Park’s Little Boy Dots & Stripes and the tiny white dot on blue from Echo Park’s Dots & Stripes Winter pads. I’ve also used red, white and blue cardstock as accents in the design.
The patterns for this layout are #287 and #155, both are puzzle patterns.
I cut the die shapes out in white cardstock and played around a bit arranging them in the five 2×2 sections across the patterns with pieces in the reds and blues to see what patterns I could create. With the larger sections in the white print creating a square or triangle where the die frame almost disappears. This shows off the arrow shapes within the pattern. However, for this page I thought there was just a bit too much white for my liking and I added red and blue cardstock pieces that really show off the pattern of the die cut.
Several of the photos in the layout needed mats and the white borders around the photos reminded me of how we used to get our photos printed…back in the dark ages!
For a title for the page I thought I’d try something different by doing it on its side in the vertical 2.125” x 4.375” (a 2×4 block) space. I’ve used a photo of the lake with the opacity reduced. I’ve used CAC Shishoni Brush and Librarian fonts for the title and subtitles. It’s mounted on a Bermuda Blue cardstock tile.
With two of the photos I’ve used two spaces for the photos. Along the bottom of page one I use a panoramic shot to bridge the two pages and then on page two at the top I’ve printed the photo a bit wider and cropped to fit.
My photos include three parks along Lake Erie and three different lighthouses. I also included in the 1” squares a series of photos of this vigilant sea gull as he scans the area around his perch on the binoculars. I took far more than I should have but he was just so comical! I had to include a few extras to show him off and it’s a bit more interesting than paper alone.
When you are working with this die you have the option of using them in single square spots or a part of a larger grouping and creating patterns with any number of colors to fit the spaces. To figure the best look for your layout cut a number of colors and backings to play around with before committing to that one design. Your scraps can come in handy for this exercise! Use your camera to take a photo to remember some of the combos and compare the look for each and it will help you put it together correctly when the time comes!
Have fun working with all our Graphic Shapes Dies and share what you are doing with us on the Crop & Share: Mosaic Moments page on Facebook.