Featuring the new X-Factor Die Set 2 (4×6. 3×4, 2×2 and corners)
We’ve added a few new dies to the X-Factor family of dies, X-Factor Frames is a nested set that includes a 4×6, 3×4, a 2×2 and a small die to cut 4 matching corners. There are now so many framing possibilities!
Mosaic Moments 12×12 Cornflower Blue Grid Paper is the base for this series of seaside photos from the town of Lower Largo. The deeper blue of the grid shows off the beach an ocean nicely while white frames play up the waves and clouds.
My cousin Liz and I were there looking at all the spots our grandfather had lived, and his family for several generations before. We were taking in some of the local history of the most famous of our family tree Alexander Selkirk, you would know the character his life’s story inspired better, Robinson Crusoe. We also managed a trip to the local craft store that had a tea shop where we got a cuppa and biscuits after making several purchases to take home. I’ve included the ‘cliff notes’ version of these details in the small 2×2 diamond for a journaling spot.
My die cut frames are done in white with a beach beige mat for the large 4×6 in the center of the page and a nice light blue for mats and corners for the other spots. The colors are arranged for the blue to carry your eye all around the page and the beach beige to draw your eye to the center and to emphasize the pull to each side with the triangle photo corners in the same color.
I have used each of the dies from the new set and included the angled square 3×3 layer for my corner photos with the 3×3 square from Die Set A for the mat. This allows for a photo tab corner look and a narrow mat border when I mounted the photo on top of the base mat.
The Pattern I’ve used is a combination and adaptation of this trio of patterns: #109, #371, and #385.
As you can see I’ve used the top and bottom of Pattern #371 and the center row of both of the others. The one change I made to the center row was to add 2 – 2×2’s in place of the 1 – 2×4 on each side of the center photo so I could include a journal spot along with smaller photos.
The diagonal design continues from the center 4×6 into these side edges. I did not use the same beach beige in the two outside sections to have it appear that there was a pattern continuing across and off the page, because that would cut the page in half, by keeping those outside tiles blue it keeps your eye moving around the page.
The X-Factor dies will allow so many possible layouts from the fancy shaped pages to something a bit more traditional, simple and clean. I hope you’ll find this newest addition to be one you will combine with the old and make many wonderful pages!