No, my grid skills haven’t improved any. I just wanted to show you how to better hide the imperfections. This layout is actually a couple of years old. It uses my super special eyeballing technique as well. Yes, I know I should have improved over time. Let’s just say that it is a good thing I didn’t decide to build houses for a living.
So, why does this grid layout look better? First of all, I altered the squares. I rounded the opposite corners. The curve helps trick the eye so that it isn’t looking for those rigid straight lines any more. The squares are also smaller, so any imperfections are smaller as well. One other difference is that the squares aren’t spaced exactly the same distance apart. If you look down the middle, that gap is larger than the others. It was done purposefully. By using varied spacing, flaws are more easily overlooked. Some squares are also doubled, which draws the eye to the added dimension, rather than the lines. (That bit doesn’t really show up in the photograph.)
I actually love this layout. It was way out of my comfort zone at the time I made it. I only used supplies that were on my desk. It was so fun to use random scraps that I might otherwise not put together. The embellishments are a bit all over the map, though I tried to stick with hearts and stars. The luggage and the coffee pieces are related to my resolutions. So they fit the theme of the page. The craziness of this page truly represents all of the things going on in my head. It’s me!
I will get back to Disney layouts soon. It was just time for a change of pace. It can’t all be about the mouse!