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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Mix It Up...with Patterns!

Have you noticed all of the great patterns you can find in Scrapbook papers?  There are some fun trends out there right now...who knew that Scrapbooking would resemble fashion, with all of the fun, new trends that come out??!!  Christy has some adorable papers in the store right now from Jillibean Soup's Christmas Eve Chowder line.  It has a variety of patterns from stripes, flowers, text paper, and houndstooth (all of which I included on the following layout) and there are also, cute little penguins, stars, Christmas trees, and skiers.  If you are intimidated by mixing a lot of patterns, take the approach I did on this layout.  Choose a solid background (white is always a great choice, but you could also choose a color that coordinates with your patterned paper) and then add in the patterned paper in small doses.  I used my patterned paper on this layout to create a banner, a scalloped border at the top and bottom of the page, and a ground for my journaling block.  So you get a lot of variety on your page, but the patterns don't overwhelm or fight with one another.


Products Used:

Paper:  Jillibean Soup & DCWV
Letter Stickers:  Jillibean Soup, My Little Shoebox, & October Afternoon
Embroidery Floss:  Janlynn
Brads:  The Paper Studio & Bazzill
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Pen:  Zig
Font:  CK Going Places
Punches:  Marvy & Martha Stewart
Pearls:  Kaiser Craft
Stick Pins:  Little Yellow Bicycle

Edgers:  Provo Craft
Other:  Wire

1 comment:

Bibi Barberi said...

Love all this. Great job, Ashley! You nailed it! Your use of all that pattern is phenomenal. Also all the different elements you used are very smart...the flowers, zig zag, pattered letters, trees, borders, stitching. It is all very good!