Monday, June 10, 2013

My Scrapbook Process: Lots of Patterned Paper

My assignment from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page that puts several patterned papers next to one another and uses BORDERS between them. Great idea! A solid border in a neutral color is a wonderful way to divide many patterns and subdue an otherwise busy look. 


I cut this retro background with my Silhouette and filled it with ribbons of patterned paper similar to the colors in my photos. Digging into my stash organized by color, I selected papers from Bo Bunny, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup and Little Yellow Bicycle. Quite a nice little stash bust!

Then I layered my photos on top, each one matted with a white border.

The alphas are from American Crafts and Bella Blvd. I love mixing colors and fonts when it fits the theme of the layout, which this one certainly did.

The finished page is about my inability to resist tempting colorful displays when shopping. The patchwork border, diagonal placement of the die cut and scattering of buttons all contribute to the lighthearted, playful character.

To see what the rest of the Creative Team has done with their patterns and borders, check out the article here.


20 comments:

  1. This is so much fun! I love color! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

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  2. Fabulous take on the assignment, Sue. Love those "ribbon" strips and all of this great color. Love the scattered buttons too!

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  3. Awesome design, Sue! This turned out great. Love the rows of patterns and the fun title. :)

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  4. Very cool! I love how you used the buttons!

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  5. I love your technique---thanks so much for sharing it!

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  6. Thanks for sharing how you created this layout and it is beautiful!! Wonderful work.

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  7. What a happy & colorful layout!

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  8. Love the all the color! Nicely done Sue!

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  9. Love the bright colors, great layout :)

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  10. Really nice! :) Love all the mixing and matching! :)

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  11. I bet this was such a fun page to do, getting to play with all those pattern papers. I love how it emphasizes your color theme and the pink background paper gives the eye a nice resting spot. Wonderful page!

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  12. Love this fun page Sue!! Such a cute cut file to use for separating all of those patterned papers ad they do look great with your photos!

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  13. What a fun page - love the button sneeze! I can relate as the other day I found myself in Target staring down a long aisle of towels - which I was not in the market for - just because the display was so colorful.

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  14. such a happy fun design and page! love it!

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  15. This is fantastic! I love the ribbons of paper surrounded by the nuetral border. This idea would make a gorgeous card (on a smaller scale of course).

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  16. Oh I just have to download this shape, I really like what you've done

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