Weekly layout – week fifteen

Welcome to week fifteen. This week I’m combining a Challenge from Shimelle’s weekend challenges with my weekly layout.

I picked challenge 14 – four sections.

This is the photograph I used.

It’s of Gav in NYC a few years ago taking a photo of Trump Tower and I filed it away using Stacy Julian’s system under the ‘things’ tab – technology. It was one of those photos that without a category to file it under might get lost but with the idea of technology in my head it was a simple process to get to the story behind the photo.

I was thinking about Gav’s love of tech stuff, maths, computers etc and liked the Basic Grey paper with script and triangles drawn on it. I also loved the blue paper with that fancy edge but never knew how to use it.

I pulled a few embellishments out too.

I cut the script paper for the background and this week I am using 11 x 8.5 size.

So now I had one of the corners I had to think of what I was going to use for the other three.

A title was going in one and journalling in the other. And I left the last one hoping inspiration would strike.

I took the fancy edge paper and placed it on the background trying to work out how to use it. But nothing worked so I decided to cut off the brown edge.

And attach the chequer board paper instead.

A similar palette but a bit more vibrant. Then I picked that other Basic Grey paper the kraft with white graph paper design and cut it to a similar shape to the fancy edge piece. And still I had one corner left. So I decided to switch the corner my title was going to be in and punched a couple of squares from the leftover green paper then cut them in half to make corners. Then I moved the four elements around on the layout working out which I liked best.

Before adding any more elements I roughed up the edges of the papers and inked them too with Distress Ink.

For the last corner I pulled a Girls Paperie stamp out and stamped onto green cardstock cutting it out.

I used the same green card to stamp three stars and then an edge punch to finish a little strip off.

I added the title.

Then the final little bits.

The metal alphas on the stamped journal block, the contrast paper behind that block – I though it needed some yellow to balance the taxi cabs in the photo and then the little card with the three stamped stars.

I found it a definite challenge making a layout with four distinct corners but I like the results and it’s a useful design to have in your repertoire.

Thanks Shimelle for all your hard work on these challenges and a helping hand to the weekly layout.


Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embelishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.