Thursday, November 8, 2012

Quadrants - Christmas Eve 2007

Along with the scheduled 20 prompts in the Scrapbook Remix class, Shimelle is providing extra inspiration with Extended Play handouts that take a closer look at a specific technique. The first Extended Play focused on Quadrants - a design that divides the background into four sections.

As you may have noticed, I've been working on photos and stories from 2007 the last several weeks. I knew I wanted to create a layout documenting the Christmas Eve service we attended even though I did not have any photos. I did, however, have the program that we received at the service.

You can see that I used the front of the program in place of a photo on my layout. In addition to the quadrant background, I used one of Shimelle's tips to "embrace the quad and create four matching embellishments."

The program was an 8 1/2 x 11 page that was folded in half, and I wanted to make it so that the inside could be viewed as well. When I added this layout to my album, I cut a slit in the page protector so the program could be opened.


I really like how the quadrant background allowed me to use a variety of patterned papers and to create lots of interest on a layout without a photo. Have you tried the quadrant technique lately?

14 comments:

Kirsty.a said...

I like your quadrants, and especially your snowflake embellies

scrappyjacky said...

A lovely festive page.

Sandra said...

So much interest on your age, lovely :)

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful layout! Great idea to cut a slit in the page protector so the program can be viewed.

Karen said...

I love the way you've incorporated the program! And it's such a nice addition to the page.

Sian said...

It's really neat the way the programme has a snowflake in each corner too, to echo the quadrant idea.

Sue Althouse said...

Very nice, love this way of highlighting a program! The four embellishments are the perfect finishing touch.

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely papers and textures - I'm just starting to think about Christmas stuff now :)

Not used the quadrants on a LO in ages, I use it often on cards.

Alison said...

I just finished my quadrant LO today, but the light was no good for photographing it...love what you've done with the Programme!
Alison xx

Tina F. said...

I love your idea of scrapbooking an event without any photos! I run into that situation quite a bit myself. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie P said...

Beautiful job Melissa!

Lorraine said...

Very attractive. What a nice keepsake.

Ginger said...

This is a fun layout, there is not a shortage of handouts or videos in this class! I have a couple more layouts to share and I hope to scrap this weekend.

Tammy said...

Great page! I haven't done a non-photo page in while and I that you mentioned the grid is a great way to show off pattern paper on non-photo pages. So true! Great for the papers you are saving for a special page...if one actually does that kind of thing... Thanks for the tip! :)