This week we asked the Garden Girls to create layouts centered around the theme of "infographics".
You can follow our Inspiration: Infographic board on Pinterest here!
Today's first Storytellers layout brought to you by Nancy Damiano:
Infographics is a popular way of conveying information in a quick and easy to understand format. Google the term or look it up on Pinterest and you'll many cool designs. The thing that I love best about this ‘tool’, is that it gives a snapshot of the facts. Translating it into a scrapbook page gives you the power of visual storytelling, which is what it's all about!
I started the page with the card pack from the We R Family line by Lily Been Design. Some of the cards are for storytelling, some for decorating and a place the title/date. I love the color palette, graphic designs and fonts. I thought it went well with the infographic theme. The wood and denim background add texture and a neutral backdrop for the many layers.
In order to convey the story or data of my family I used a timeline, dating from 1989 (when I met my husband) through today. This captures the major highlights of our lives. I also used wooden shapes by Studio Calico to represent some of our vacations and the number of babies born into our family in the past decade. The last symbol is the large #29 which is part of our address.
Today's second Storytellers layout brought to you by Stephanie Bryan:
Wow! I can't believe I'm posting here as a Two Peas Garden Girl. Still finding that I need to pinch myself throughout the day!!
I had so much fun putting this layout together for my very first Garden Girl project. I love the “Storytellers” theme. Getting my story and our family's story down on paper is so important to me. That's the sole reason I started this hobby!
For this layout, I wanted to focus on photos and dates…kind of like a timeline of sorts. To add an “info graphic” feel to the layout, I masked my photos into hexagons and also used my Silhouette to cut out hexagons from patterned papers from Crate Paper, Carta Bella and American Crafts. I used various colors from January's mood board. The warm grays and woodgrain papers were perfect! I used pop dots throughout my layout to add dimension and depth to my images and papers. To finish the page, I added a few gold embellishments from Maggie Holmes' Flea Market collection and our “family dates”. I wasn't too concerned about matching up my photos with the actual date of the event. I just picked some of my favorite photos and went from there. I love this page so much. I love that it captures the story of “us”.
Thanks so much for looking and I'm so looking forward to spending my 2014 here with you all!!